YORKSHIRE beat Merseyside by 34 points, but still face a wait to find out if they can make the County Championship semi-finals.
Huddersfield had very strong representation in the home team, who won 221-174 at Newsome WMC.
The away team went down 221-208, so Yorkshire must now wait for the result of the match between Greater Manchester and Merseyside next month before they’ll know whether they are into the last four or into the Supplementary Cup.
Netherton Con’s Paul Sigsworth was man of the match after defeating Terry Glover of Liverpool in the home clash.
There was a Yorkshire debut for Netherton Con’s Craig Gant, stepping in at the last minute, and he had a 21-10 win over Phil Lee of Richmond.
Home scores (Yorkshire names first): Scott Fisher (Morton House) 21 John Hignett 17, Paul Sigsworth (Netherton Con) 21 Terry Glover 2, Mick Robinson (Morton House) 8 John Finch 21, Graham Higgins (Lower Hopton) 21 Ian Hazelhurst 7, Jack Dyson (Netherton Con) 11 Dave McDermott 21, Steven Hirst (Netherton Con) 21 Jamie Fitzpatrick 14, John Spinks (Alverthorpe) 21 Brian Thompson 7, Dave Fox (Kirkheaton Con) 21 Chris Barton (Richmond) 15, Steven Haigh (Netherton Con) 13 Cliff Massey 21, Craig Gant (Netherton Con) 21 Phil Lee 12, Mark Regan (Brighouse Sp) 21 Mick Andrews 12, Ashley Daykin (Netherton Con) 21 Nick Burridge 19. Yorkshire won 221-174.
Away scores (Yorkshire names first): James Hanson (Pudsey) 11 Kevin Kearns 21, Lee Lawton (Lower Hopton) 16 Danny Barwise 21, Graeme Wilson (Lower Hopton) 21 Andy Hayes 18, Nathan Webster (Alverthorpe) 18 Harvey Birch 21, John Edmondson (Pudsey) 21 John Briggs 6, Liam Griffin (Crossgates) 20 Lee Stringfellow 21, James Davison (Eccleshill) 14 Alan Moss 21, Graham Hickey (Lower Hopton) 10 Brian Furber 21, James Wilcox (Crossgates) 17 Alan Rolls 21, Nicky White (Thongsbridge) 21 Steve Davies 13, Robert Hitchen (Lower Hopton) 18 Liam McEgan 21, Chris Mordue (Brighouse Sp) 21 Mike Tunstall 16. Merseyside won 221-208. Overall score – Yorkshire 429 Merseyside 395.
The draw for the opening rounds of the Huddersfield and District Conservative League’s Eric Wike pairs 2010, to be played on Monday (starting 6.30, scratch 6.45) is:
Netherton: G Hallsworth and K Stringer (Kirkheaton) v J Hinchliffe and B Dyson (Honley), R Walsh Jnr and C Ball (Lockwood) v winner of first match, G Wilkinson and R Manning (Lockwood) v A Wilson and T Butterfield (Moldgreen), P McWilliam and M Dyson (Almondbury) v A Cooper and G Scholes (Moldgreen).
Springwood: A Lumb and D Fox (Kirkheaton) v P Rangeley and G Brook, D Jones and S Tattersley (Moldgreen) v winner of first match, R Cox and P Bywater (Lockwood) v P Fenton and G Wilkinson (Almondbury), N Hirst and P Brennan (Honley) v K Mountain and C Gilbert (Kirkheaton).
Almondbury: I Wimpenny and T Farrington (Honley) v G and C Senior (Moldgreen), J McMahon and M Wood (Lockwood) v M Surman and T Atkinson (Moldgreen), J Gatenby and J Webster (Springwood) v D Sidebottom and S Grundy (Moldgreen), G Broadhead and T Rowley (Honley) v M Richardson and P Kain (Lockwood).
Holmfirth: R S and J Martin (Netherton) v J Townend and D Sykes (Paddock), L Moseley and C Noble (Lockwood) v Winners of first match, D Radcliffe and J Brown (Kirkheaton) v A and D Wike (Springwood), M Higgins Snr and Jnr (Lockwood) v G H and D Barrett (Almondbury).
Two qualifiers from each green with the final to be played at Paddock on July 19 (6.30).