AFTER several abortive attempts, the Allsop Cup semi-finalists have finally been decided, and this Sunday the four qualifiers will fight for a place in this season’s final.
Hoylandswaine will meet Thurstonland at Crossbank Methodist, while old adversaries Cawthorne and Cumberworth will clash at Almondbury Wesleyans.
John Eastwood was the star performer for Thurstonland after cracking a match-winning century against Almondbury Wesleyans, while Lee Booth took five wickets for the winners.
Jack Oldham and Eastwood built up a decisive opening stand before Oldham went for 53.
Eastwood finished on 114 not out, while Ashley Haywood added an unbeaten 30 in a 208-1 tally, which proved far too many for Section A side Wesleyans.
Opener Bickerdike made 41 in reply, but no-one could keep Booth out who finished with five for 22 from nine overs.
Cumberworth too had few problems in reaching the semis, stacking up 203-6 against Edgerton & Dalton.
Matt Dolley (64), James Senior (44) and Chris Kilner (36no) were Cumberworth’s main run-getters, while Richard Parkes (4-47) and Martin Kilner (3-16) were the key wicket-takers when Edgerton & Dalton replied and were bowled out for 83.
Only one League game took place in the Premiership, with Tim Taylor leading struggling Old Almondburians to a rare win over Cumberworth with a century.
The Old Boys finished on 213-5, Taylor unbeaten with 107, before Cumberworth were bowled out for 180, Andrew Pearson taking five for 65 and Taylor four for 76.