Dewsbury Moor and Thornhill clash in cracking amateur final double header

Junior rugby league action from the Batley Boys gala, which formed part of Batley Bulldogs Pink Weekend.
Junior rugby league action from the Batley Boys gala, which formed part of Batley Bulldogs Pink Weekend.

Dewsbury Moor and Thornhill Trojans will clash in a cracking double header of amateur cup finals at Dewsbury Rams tonight (Thursday).

It has become a tradition in recent seasons for both Heavy Woollen ARL amateur showpiece finals to be staged on the Thursday before the Challenge Cup final.

Thornhill Trojans completed a cup double last season as their A team lifted the John Kane Cup with victory over Ossett Trinity before the first team overcame Shaw Cross Sharks to win the Jim Brown Cup.

A large crowd is expected as Thornhill A tackle Dewsbury Moor Maroons in the John Kane Final (kick off 6pm) followed by the Jim Brown final between the clubs’ first teams at 8pm.

Thornhill are on the brink of winning the National Conference Division One title, while Dewsbury Moor require one win to seal promotion from Division Two.

Batley Bulldogs will host four Heavy Woollen ARL junior finals on consecutive Thursdays in September.

On Thursday September 6 the Gary Talbot Under-12s final sees Shaw Cross Sharks face Dewsbury Moor (6pm) followed by the James Flanagan Under-13s final between Birstall Victoria and Shaw Cross (7pm).

Thursday September 13 sees The Reporter Under-14s Cup final between Shaw Cross and Batley Boys (6pm) followed by Malcolm Waring Under-15s final between Dewsbury Celtic and Shaw Cross (7pm).

The Earnest Wilby Under-18s Cup final between Dewsbury Moor and Dewsbury Celtic will take place at White Lee Fields on Saturday September 8 (kick off 2.3opm).