Skipper steps down

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Andy Measey has stepped down as skipper of Towergate Halifax League top section strugglers Southowram.

Measey said he had made the decision prior to Saturday’s four-wicket defeat at Warley for personal reasons.

His replacement has yet to be announced.

Measey led Southowram to promotion last season, his first in charge, and his decision comes just a week after the Rams sprung a surprise by winning the league’s Twenty/20 competition at Booth.

All-rounder Tom Belfield was in charge of the team which surprised holders Jer Lane in the final.

Meanwhile, Measey and Warley’s Rob Keywood played for the Yorkshire over 50s team which went down by 120 runs to Warwickshire at Shipston-on-Stour on Sunday.

Measey, who was born in Wigan but has lived in Yorkshire for almost 30 years, previously played for Lancashire over 50s.