Long-awaited and timely trophy triumph for Rotherham Town

Long-awaited and timely trophy triumph for Rotherham Town

By David Beddows | 03/09/2021

Long-awaited and timely trophy triumph for Rotherham Town

ROTHERHAM Town showed the bad times are firmly behind them by landing their first piece of silverware in years amidst tearful scenes.

They beat Sheffield Collegiate C by 25 runs to lift the Mick Savage Trophy at Darfield CC last weekend cheered on by a band of supporters young and not so young. 

Town, celebrating their 175th anniversary, have had some lean years since their days in the old Yorkshire League, slipping down the cricket ladder and struggling on and off the field.

To now win a trophy is a symbol of their gradual recovery in more recent times, with the club looking to improve its junior and senior set-ups and forge closer links with the local community. 

First team captain Irfan Mirza said: “Rotherham Town has had some tough times and I have seen them the last five years. That's why there was a lot of tears on Sunday after all we have had to go through.

“There couldn't be a better day to deliver a trophy and it showed how much it meant to people, especially those who have been there so many years, longer than myself.

“There were a number of members who have been there 30 or more years and to see the tears of them and everyone was absolutely fantastic.”

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