RASTRICK have been thrown out of the Romida Sykes Cup for playing an ineligible player.

They fielded overseas signing Mohammad Saddiq in the first-round victory against Lepton, but he had only just registered and had not played the statutory one match beforehand.

Lepton have been awarded the tie and will meet the winners of this weekend’s held-over tie between Emley and Hoylandswaine in the second round.

Saddiq took eight for 28 against Lepton.