League leaders Golcar will play Delph & Dobcross in the quarter-finals of the Examiner Twenty/20 Trophy.
The clash at Swallow Lane is next Tuesday, July 8 (6.30) and is a dress rehearsal for their semi-final meeting in the Romida Sykes Cup over at Delph the following Sunday.
While they go head-to-head as the winners of the Holmes Pool against the second-best runners-up, the other quarter-finals are Primrose Hill v Broad Oak (Haigh Pool winners v best runners-up), Honley v Micklehurst (Hirst Pool winner v Taylor Pool winner) and Kirkheaton v Skelmanthorpe (Rhodes Pool winner v Watson Pool winner).
Orange balls, provided free by Romida, will be used in all four games plus the semi-finals and final.
In the final set of round-robin Pool matches, a sparkling undefeated 99 by Richard Blakey was not enough to carry Elland into the quarter-finals.
The former Yorkshire star delighted spectators at Round Hill with 11 fours and three sixes in his dominant knock, James Thornton adding 35 as Elland totalled 161-3.
Rastrick’s innings was played in poor light and finally rain and they were 78-9 when the match was abandoned after 12.4 overs.
Rain, in fact, hit all bar one of the final programme of matches, although that didn’t affect Golcar and Kirkheaton who had already topped their Pools and had free dates.
Honley underlined their place in the last eight by posting 218-6 at Thongsbridge, Matt Cox hammering an undefeated 108 and Martin Green 36. The home side were 68-1 after eight overs in reply when the heavens opened.
Micklehurst progress to the quarter-finals with a 179-8 total under their belts at home to rivals Delph, who were unable to start their reply.
Dennis Lonergan continued his excellent recent form with 58, while Qaisar Rashid (44) and Arron Lilley (38) were also among the runs.
Linthwaite were in fantastic form at home to Armitage Bridge, blasting 232-4 with Gavin Brooke 68 and Deighton Butler 67 at the forefront of the onslaught, although Kurt Schramm had three wickets for the Bridge, who were 8-0 when play was ended.
Darren Hinchliffe led the way for Kirkburton with a fine 84 as they totalled 188-6 against Lepton, wary that they needed to up their run rate to stand any chance of going through as a best runner-up.
Lepton were 63-4 off 7.5 overs when the rain hit and it was a similar story at Shelley, where eight overs of the home side’s reply were possible after Clayton West had posted 165-4.
Broad Oak went through as the best runners-up in the competition despite falling foul of the weather at Primrose Hill.
The Oak posted 178-6 and looked well on course for victory.
Primrose Hill had reached 58 in only eight overs in reply, but they had lost four wickets and the Colne Valley side were looking well on top.
Emley Clarence were dismissed for 87 in their match against Skelmanthorpe at the Welfare Ground and it was never going to be enough.
Skelmanthorpe comfortably reached their target and will be on their travels again in the last-eight after topping the Watson Pool.
The final match between Paddock and Barkisland in the Holmes Pool did not have any effect on the placings to decide quarter-finalists.
Holders Scholes had a free date and were edged out of the reckoning as second-best runners-up by Delph, so the trophy will have a new name on it this year.
Semi-finals are on Friday, July 18 and the final on Sunday July 27.