TOM GRAHAM claimed a tremendous four-wicket haul to spin Slaithwaite into the quarter-finals of the Oddfellows Cup.

The slow left-armer picked up four for 14 as Rastrick were dismissed for 127 in reply to the Hill Top side’s home total of 179.

Graham was backed up by a three for 29 haul from Micky Illingworth while Bradley Birkhead was the best of the Rastrick batsmen with a defiant unbeaten 50.

Earlier, Kiwi Sean Davey top scored for Slawit with 41 while Illingworth had 28 and Ian Holt 27 not out. Doing the damage for Rastrick were Anil Singh with three for 19 and Joe Vickers (3-40).

Slaithwaite – second in the Frank Platt Championship – are the highest ranked team still left in the sponsored competition, which is for clubs outside the Drakes Premiership.

Broad Oak, who are fourth in the Championship, proved too strong for Cedar Court Conference side Denby at Upper House Fold, rattling up 320-7 with the help of a cracking 80 from Jack Wadsworth.

Johnny Greaves weighed in with 69 and Tom McCreadie 46 as Denby tried desperately to stem the flow of runs.

The reply was led by opener Matt Smith with 62, while Buxton hit 44 and Andrew Hodgson 38, but Denby were bowled out for 247 with Rhys Phillips claiming three for 50.

Cawthorne progressed at the expense of fellow Championship side Lepton Highlanders, who posted a useful 183-9 thanks to solid contributions from Paul Baxter with 36, Alan Waring 30, Joe Atkinson 27 and Chris Gillespie 25 not out.

Ben Simpson was in very solid form for the Barnsley side, however, and hit 75 as they went to a six-wicket win at 186-4. Atkinson took three for 39.

Conference newcomers Almondbury Wesleyans had an excellent win against Championship Clayton West after putting up 249-9.

Bryn Jenkins led the way for Wes with 70, backed up solidly by Will Binns on 48, while Sam Armstrong took three for 30 and Tom Barber three for 61.

Barber hit 33 in reply and Hywel Senior 51 but Clayton were all out for 222.

Conference leaders Moorlands went through against Kirkheaton, but only by two wickets in an excellent tie.

Mark Battye was the Moorlands hero with an unbeaten 51 as they chased down the Kirkheaton total of 225 – Asaduzzaman 80 and Michael Senior 57 – for the loss of eight wickets.

Allan Greenwood was on top form for Emley with five for 35 as they comfortably claimed the scalp of Championship side Linthwaite, who were sent back for 89 in reply to 214-9 in which Oliver Bottomley hit 42 (Greenwood contributed 30).

Paddock eased through without problem against league newcomers Denby Dale, Taimur Shah top scoring with 54 in their 182, before the visitors were sent back for 114, Faisal Siddiq taking three for 17 despite 49 from Hayden Rose.

Lascelles Hall are the other team through after bowling out Cumberworth for 117 and scoring a four-wicket win.