IQBAL KHAN and Jarrod Lee each hit big centuries as Scholes set a new Romida Twenty/20 record score of 336 in their final group match against Lascelles Hall.
The Chapelgate side – knowing they needed a massive run-rate to stand any chance of going through as a best second-placed side – powered to the tally with half their runs coming in sixes.
But it wasn’t enough for them to reach the next stage of the knockout as Delph also posted a massive total in their final group game.
They cleared the ropes 28 times against their Cedar Court Conference opponents, for whom young Jack Mulhall took two wickets, and went from 56 off five overs to 131 off 10 and 246 off 15.
Khan was particularly severe in a sparkling 135, crunching 16 sixes and eight fours in a 243-run partnership with Australian all-rounder Lee, who smacked nine sixes and 12 fours in his 127.
Lascelles Hall made 137-6 in reply with George Sommerville top-scoring on 53 (including nine fours), Richard Shaw hitting three sixes in his 20no and Tony Mulhall a six and three fours in his 31. Louis Sykes took two wickets.
While Scholes now boast the best score in the competition, it’s only just.
For Drakes League Premiership leaders Delph & Dobcross also topped 300 in their clash with Micklehurst at Castle Lane, hitting 326-5 thanks to 115 from Faisal Butt and 109 from Luke Hargreaves.
Bilal Khiljee also weighed in with 46 before taking two for 17 as Micklehurst were dismissed for 123. Arron Lilley took two for 24 and Grant Jones two for seven.
Richard Jakeman was the pick for Honley in their nine-wicket win at Paddock.
Getting rid of the wicketkeeping duties, he took three for 26 as Paddock were dismissed for 118 and then hit 51 not out in their successful reply, hitting a six and four boundaries while facing 39 deliveries. Simon Kelly and Max Joice had two wickets apiece for the victors and Joice 39 with the bat.
The quarter-final draw is: Barkisland v Honley, Golcar v Broad Oak, Delph & Dobcross v Elland and Kirkburton v Skelmanthorpe.