Gale force as Walsden lift trophy

The Gale brothers, Josh and Joe, played major roles in Walsden thirds Royds Cup win over Unsworth.

Sixteen-year-old Josh led the way with a maiden century, hitting 100 not out as Walsden scored 234 for five.

He was well supported by 15-year-old brother Joe, who hit 42 and Cameron Hanson who also got 42.

The brothers then got stuck into the bowling as Unsworth were bowled out for 162.

Joe claimed three wickets, while Josh got two and Jake Hooson also chipped in with three wickets.

Walsden turned out against the same opponents in the league on Monday and made it a double, winning by 113 runs.

This time the Gale brothers left it to team mates to clinch the win - especially Josh Highley.

He hit 89 in Walsden’s total of 229 all out while opening partner Jake Hooson was another high scorer with 88. Highley then took four wickets for 27 as Unsworth were skittled out for 116.