MELTHAM will play Golcar in the final of the Under 13 Romida Examiner Salver at Rastrick this Sunday (2.30).
The semi-finals and final were supposed to be completed at the weekend, but rain soaked the Round Hill venue shortly before the second semi-final could be completed.
Paddock were applauded for their sporting gesture to concede their semi-final at that stage to Golcar, who needed only 11 runs to win from 10 overs with seven wickets standing at the time.
Paddock were dismissed for 56 in 19 overs, thanks mainly to Josh Moore, who claimed four wickets for the Golcar attack. Maddy Walsh also took two.
Golcar were very handily placed on 46-3 in the 10th over, with Owen Tattersley scoring 16no, when rain put an end to proceedings.
Earlier, James Sunderland was the star performer as Meltham went through against Emley.
Sunderland scored 27 as Meltham totalled 109-3 – Jack Hinchliffe (28) and Alex Vickerman ((25) also retired – and then he took three for two off his three overs to help skittle Emley for 62 in 19 overs, after they had been 40-4 in 12. Skipper James Capewell retired for Emley on 26.
In the Sellars Under 13 League, two players achieved hat tricks.
Ryan Crossley for Lepton had a hat trick in his four wickets for three runs return, while Mark Bennett, for Scholes, took his three wickets for four runs in successive deliveries.
Unfortunately, the rest of the Scholes team did not perform with the bat and lost by 100 runs to Paddock, whereas Crossley was also a mainstay of the Lepton batting, retiring on 25 in their easy win over Mirfield.
Crigglestone and Cumberworth tied on 66 runs each with the last Cumberworth batsman being run out off the last ball.
Skelmanthorpe had a close win over Thurstonland with Charles Auty making a vital contribution scoring 28 runs and then taking three brilliant catches. Thurstonland had dropped a number of catches, which shows just how important fielding is in cricket.