End in sight for final

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The long-running saga of the Rod Warhurst Cup final will come to an end tonight.

Rain meant no play was possible between Copley and Lightcliffe at Rastrick last night in the Foster’s Halifax League Sunday Section’s big event of the season.

Lightcliffe thirds are still to start their reply to Copley’s 226 for six, made nine days ago before the heavens opened at the tea interval.

A soaked pitch has prevented play on the last two Mondays but the weather forecast is better for this evening.

That should enable Lightcliffe to bat up to 40 overs with a 6pm start.

If the weather intervenes again, a bowl-out could decide who takes the cup home.