YMCA ran out convincing seven wicket winners against Railway Union in the League Cup final at Sydney Parade.

Batting first Railway posted 117 for 7 with Kenny Carroll playing an almost lone hand for the Park Avenue side.

Squacko batted through the innings for his side making 73 before being run out off the final ball - having been sportingly recalled the ball before by Jack Tector following a mid-pitch mix-up when he got in the way of a throw.

(Kenny Carroll scored 73; Pic Rodney Smythe)

Tom Anders (2-22) struck the big blow in the early stages as he got the prize wicket of Kevin O'Brien who had played second fiddle to Carroll in an opening stand of 28.

Rory Anders (2-11) and Mikey O'Reilly (2-28)also picked up two wickets as YMCA never allowed Railway to break the shackles, the bowling unit well backed up by an athletic fielding effort.

Railway have defended low totals throughout the season but on this occasion it never looked anywhere near enough despite Jack Tector (17) being caught spectacularly one-handed by Kevin O'Brien at long-on.

Simi Singh hit five boundaries in a rapid 28, and a fourth wicket stand of 53 between top scorer Harry Tector (46) and Curtis Campher (25*) took YM to the brink of victory.

(Harry Tector scored 46;Pic Rodney Smythe)

Tector hit 6 fours and a six in his 46 from 36 deliveries as he continued his fine form, and Campher's third boundary sealed the comprehensive win with almost five overs remaining.

YMCA will now play Cork County back at Sydney Parade on Sunday with the winners facing Donemana at Belmont next Saturday (19th) in the All-Ireland T20 final.

(Jack Tector receives trophy from Arthur Vincent; Pic Deryck Vincent)

MATCH SCORECARD

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