BRADFORD sides Thornton and Great Horton Park Chapel have been drawn to face each other in the Parish Cup semi-finals.

The former made it through to final four courtesy of a narrow 13-run victory against visiting SBCI in a tight contest throughout.

Matthew Wear (56) injected some momentum into the home side's innings after a tough start, which, with the help of a couple of lower order batsmen, took the score to 209-8.

At 87-1, SBCI looked favourites to progress as Simon Wood (46) Thomas Wood (42) and Alex Scholefield (40) all played with confidence, but the rest of the batsmen never looked like emulating their teammates, as Thornton’s six bowlers kept the pressure on and the innings stuttered to a close at 196-8.

The non-Premier Division clash at Bradley & Colnebridge was a disappointment for the home team as they could only muster 122 all out against Great Horton Park Chapel.

Wickets fell at regular intervals after the second-wicket pair had taken the score to 45-1, as Muhammad Qureshi removed the middle order with 4-30.

Horton’s reply was steady, and with six of their top seven batsmen hitting double figures, a winning 124-5 was reached in 38.1 overs.

By far the biggest shock of this year’s Parish Cup came at Grassy Bottom, not that Booth scored 284-8 in their 45 overs, but that record 12-time winners Triangle were dismissed for a meagre 93 runs.

Richard Laycock (59) and Jon Midgley (49 not out) provided the bulk of the Booth total, though with several others contributing with vital double-figure scores, that total of nearly 300 was always going to be tough to chase.

After the interval, it was simply the Hashim Wajid show, as the opening bowler removed six of Triangle’s top seven batsmen to record amazing figures of 6-15.

Only Gary Rodger (40) showed any real application in a torrid reply, and not even the most optimistic Booth supporter would have predicted a 191-run win.

Mytholmroyd also went through with a 39-run win at against Sowerby Bridge where they won the toss and elected to bat.

The batting performance was headed by Matthew Scholefield (66) and Rooney Razzak (56) in a total of 258-9.

The Bridge reply started very nervously and it required Chris Metcalf (72) and Lewis Mattock (50) to inject some momentum.

However, from 207-5, they lost their last five wickets for only 12 runs as James Cowens recorded superb figures of 4-4 to send the Royd through to a semi-final slot.

Park Chapel will host Thornton in one semi-final while the other will see Booth visit Mytholmroyd.

The Crossley Shield is virtually certain to be won by a team from Sowerby Bridge as three from the town are in the last four.

Sowerby Bridge will host Blackley and Sowerby St Peter’s will entertain SBCI.

The Parish Cup and Crossley Shield semis will all take place on Sunday, July 11, getting underway from 1pm.