OMAR'S have won the Bradford Mutual Sunday School League's Sir James Roberts Cup for the first time after beating Bradford Moor YCA by 41 runs at Park Avenue.

Playing in their third successive final, Omar's elected to bat, but made a slow start . The openers got off to a slow start scoring 27 for none after eight overs.

However, Bradford Moor opening bowler Abdul Hamid struck in the ninth over, firstly having Saad Mirza (15) caught by Zafar Mahmood and, two balls later, trapping Ishan Qureshi (7) leg before to make the score 28-2.

In came Shabir Hussain but his stay was shortlived as he was bowled by Mohammed Naeem in the final delivery of the 14th over, leaving Omar's 39-3.

Keeper Qamar Saddique tried to steer Omar's to a reasonable tota but he was caught by Masroor Ahmed in his final over of his ten-over spell, leaving. Omar's reeling at 52-4 off 19.4 overs.

Omar's last hope of recovery was skipper Shmile Khan but he was caught by Mohammed Imran for 13 to make it 78-5 after 24.2 overs.

Kabir Hussain then took two wickets in two balls, having opener Rizwan Ali (32) caught by Asif Amir and bowling Syed Imran Abbassi for a golden duck,meaning it was 82-7 after 26 overs.

Umair Sajid came out to join Mohammed Amraiz and they both looked positive until Sajid (10) was caught by Asif Munir, leaving Omar's on 104-8.

Amraiz, joined by youngster Chetan Patel, decided to attack the bowlers and he pretty much succeeded until the 37th over, with the score at 133-8 off 36.3 overs.

However, Moor's regular bowler Zafar Mahmood had Patel (6) caught out by Mohammed Imran off the fourth ball of that over, and two balls later Mahmood bowled Hamaad Shahid (0), leaving Mohammed Amraz stranded on 36 not out.

Bradford Moor, feeling quite pleased themselves after bowling Omar's out for 134, were seeking a third trophy in four years.

Moor opened the innings with Nazir Malik and Mohammed Imran, who was dismissed for five, making it 9-1 after 3.5 overs.

Skipper Amir Majid joined Malik and took the score to 26-1 after ten overs, but next over skipper Khan bowled Malik (14), making it 30-2.

Asif Munir was next in, but fell to Amraiz for nine in the 16th over with the score on 49.

Mohammed Mann was lbw to Ali without scoring, meaning that Moor required 83 off 21 overs with six wickets remaining.

Ali struck again in the 23rd over, having Masroor Ahmed (0) caught by  Khan, and the skipper returned to the attack to have Majid caught and bowled for 17, making it 62-6 after 25 overs.

Kabir Hussain joined Asif Amir, but Hussain (9) and, two balls later, Abdul Hamid (0) were dismissed, leaving Moor stranded on 75-8 after 28 overs.

Zafar Mahmood (10) was ninth out in the 32nd over at 86, and three overs later it wasallover when Mohammed Naeem (3) was dismissed, with Amir stranded on 12 not out with the total on 93.

Ali, who finished with figures of 3-9 and also scored 32, was man of the match, also winning a cricket bat sponsored by FLIX.