Holders Barkisland are out of the Drakes Huddersfield League All Rounder Cricket Sykes Cup.

The Calderdale side lost a thriller at Shepley by five runs as the Premiership joint leaders booked a place in the quarter-finals, which will feature two sides from the Jedi Sports Championship (second tier) in Slaithwaite and Meltham.

Tom Denton and Josh Ardron were the mainstays of the Shepley batting as they scored 76 and 75 respectively in a total of 252-8.

Aussie Daniel Anderson added a valuable 36 while Barkisland skipper Darren Robinson picked up five for 51.

Jamie Summerscales led the reply for Barkisland – who beat Scholes by 11 runs in last year’s final at Elland – with a fine 77, while Alex Scholefield added 54 and Luke Bridges (who has been out injured) hit 33, but Shepley managed to restrict them with a key run-out of Seth Oddy (for 28) and some mean bowling from the likes of Jamal Nasir and Oli Davidson.

Daniel Rushworth was one of the heroes for Slaithwaite in their win against fellow-Championship side Clayton West.

He picked up five for 48 to help dismiss the home side for 142 in reply to Slaithwaite’s 182-6.

Max Berry and Chris Shannon with 41 apiece were the best of the Slaithwaite batsmen, while teenage keeper Harry Bissett added 30.

Abdul Hamid hit 63 not out to help take Meltham away from Thongsbridge in the other all-Championship tie.

His effort, backed up by an unbeaten half century from ex-Netherlands player Muhammad Kashif, helped Meltham post 234-6 at Mean Lane.

Thongsbridge, despite 38 from Rohan Randhawa, were rolled for 111 in reply, with Mudasar Butt taking three for 30 and Ibrar Hussain three for 15.

Armitage Bridge continued their excellent start to life in the top flight by knocking out Cawthorne in impressive style.

Dylan Steyn and Imran Malik both hit half centuries and Bryn Jenkins 42 not out as home side Bridge posted 256-7, Jake Rodgers claiming three for 56.

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Cawthorne, however, had no answer to the bowling of Carl Jump (four for 33) and Jaycob Curtling (three for 14) as they were sent back for 130.

Charlie Roebuck with 66, Tom McCreadie 58 and Harvey Booth 56 led the way as Broad Oak went to 300-9 against Skelmanthorpe.

Skelmanthorpe were never really in the hunt as John Keeling and Booth took three wickets each to restrict the reply to 184 all out.

Harlon Haye and Kiwi Henry Cooper had two wickets apiece while William Mott was the best of the visiting batsmen with 39.

Moorlands, semi-finalists last year, went out to Premiership joint leaders Delph & Dobcross.

They lost by seven wickets after putting up 131 all out (Andy Cadd three for 16).

Skipper Andrew Gleave and Greg Buckley made sure it was no problem for Delph with 38 and 53 respectively.

Gharib Nawaz hit 48 and Aussie Michael Cranmer 43 as Hoylandswaine powered to a seven-wicket win over Shelley, who totalled 134.

At Chapelgate, there was a low-scoring thriller between Scholes and Honley, with last season’s beaten finalists Scholes going through by three wickets.

Opener and skipper Simon Kelly hit 44 for Honley, but no-one else reached double figures as they were skittled for 79 – Tom Brook taking five for 34.

Honley claimed some early wickets to pile on the pressure – Aussie Andrew Padbury finishing with three for 27 – but Scholes got home at 84-7 thanks to a hoisted Louis Brook six and a patient unbeaten 20 from Northern Districts Kiwi batsman Tom MacRury.

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