HAVING beaten Bilton convincingly in the Aire-Wharfe League the previous day, Ilkley went into their Waddilove Cup semi-final full of confidence and made a reasonable start on a wicket that did not look to have many runs in it.

Opener Jonathan Hughes made 28 and at 98-3, with Jibrael Malik going well, Ilkley looked in a good position.

But they lost their next three wickets in short order, including Malik for 45, and even though Paul Dover and Nick Cockcroft put up late resistance, they were dismissed for 161.

Henry Wilson made a quick breakthrough, dismissing Vic Craven without scoring, but Mustahsan Ali-Shah (33) steadied things before Kiel van Vollenhoven (54no) and Ryan Bradshaw (57no) ended Ilkley's dreams of a first cup win since 1989.

Bilton will now meet Beckwithshaw in the final after they completed a miserable weekend for Burley.

Having been beaten by North Leeds on Saturday, Burley – who had started the campaign scoring 499 against Leeds Modernians – were skittled for 95.

Even though Beckwithshaw did not find batting much easier, they still had four wickets and 22 overs to spare when they clinched the win that keeps them on course for a league and cup double.