BOTH Allsop Cup semi-finals produced surprise results as Cartworth Moor defeated five-time winners Cumberworth, while Azaad defeated the Central League leaders.
Tom Chadwick (pictured below in League action) was undoubtedly Cartworth’s hero when he top-scored with the game’s only half-century as the Holmfirth side made 177-9, despite Martin Kilner’s five for 30 haul.
The main support came from Scott Bissett with 35 and 25 from Jake Clayton.
After losing three cheap wickets – Graham Halstead stumping both openers – Matt Dolley lifted Cumberworth’s spirits with 47, and along with Adrian Wilford (42) put them back in the game, but when the former fell leg before to Bissett and Wilford was caught and bowled by Chadwick they were struggling.
Chadwick finished with four for 24 and Bissett three for 44, while stumper Halstead grabbed four scalps as Cumberworth were dismissed for 163.
Wesleyans’ hopes of a League and Cup double were rocked by Azaad who completed a four-wicket win with six overs to spare.
Imran Mahboob (four for 63) and Nazaqat Hussain (three for 34) took the heart out of the Wesleyans innings after Tom Oakes (44) and Bryn Jenkins (30) had given them a good start.
A mid-innings slump was rescued a little by Andrew Robbins who made 45 before they were all out for 200.
Qasar Khan (44), Sadaqat Ghafoor (41) and Hussain (47) all made useful scores in reply however, and victory came in good time.