HALF-centuries from Gareth Yates and Steve Olliver helped Ulverston’s first team claim their first trophy for 110 years as they beat Vickerstown in the Marsden Cup final.

The 21-run win in Sunday’s final at Lindal Moor marks the first trophy for the club’s senior side since winning the North Lancashire & Cumbria League title in 1908 - and the first for Ulverston as a whole since the second team won the Vigodny Cup in 1956.

Batting first, Ulverston were 30 for 4 when Yates came in and he hit 67 to help steady the ship.

Olliver added a brisk 50 from 51 balls, including six fours and one six, which set his team on course for a total of 164 all out.

Daniel Williams was the pick of Vickerstown’s bowlers with 4 for 20 and Gareth Benson returned figures of 3 for 17.

Vickerstown’s reply never really got going though and Yates was one of Ulverston’s stars with the ball as well, finishing with 3 for 14 to complete an excellent all-round individual performance.

Carl Botterill took 3 for 31 as well as Vickerstown were dismissed for 143 with just under two overs to spare, despite a top score of 53 from Andy Janes.

The Smith Cup final on the same day saw Millom’s second team overcome local rivals Haverigg seconds by 56 runs at Kirkby.

Millom made 206 for 9 from their 45 overs, Michael Holmes top-scoring on 39, and 3 for 20 from Ben High helped bowl Haverigg out for 150.