THERE was a thrilling Cowling Cup quarter-final at West Lane, where Haworth II entertained holders Oakworth II.

Haworth’s 121-3 was built around 44 not out by Danny Spencer, with contributions from Tom Duffin (31) and Dave Walsh (22), who added 62 and 45 respectively with Spencer for the second and third wickets.

Oakworth won by six wickets, but did not pass the finishing line until the first ball of the 20th over.

Stephen Powell (40no) and Michael Scarborough (21no) were the experienced heads who saw Oakworth home with an unbroken stand of 54.

The only other tie that threatened to go the distance was Cononley v Hepworth & Idle II, with the home side winning the toss and making 129-7.

Skipper Nathan Parker led the way with 39, and 16-year-old Ihsanullah Daulatzia followed with 37 not out as Dave Dunne took 4-23.

The Westfield Laners then won by three wickets, but only had 14 balls to spare.

Tom Gadd scored 62 not out and Yousaf Iqbal 27, putting on 54 for the first wicket, with Willie Naylor taking 2-16 and Scott Brook 2-32.

The other two ties were horribly one-sided, with Barrowford II defeating Wilsden II by 123 runs and Thornton-in-Craven beating Bingley Congs III by nine wickets.

Barrowford made an impressive 153-9 after winning the toss, helped by Zulquarnain Tariq (67) and Hamza Jutt (36) as Luke Stableford took 3-34 and Adil 3-20.

Wilsden were then toppled for just 30 in 13.5 overs, with opener Glenn Stableford top-scoring with only six as Abdul Ahad took 3-10, Abdul Moeez-Cheema 2-3 and Matthew Vandepeer 2-5.

Congs made only 60 after being sent in at Booth Bridge Lane, with Paul Sansom (16) and Mark Ricketts (11) reaching double figures.

Mark Laycock (2-9), Ian Holden (3-6), David Wolfe (2-9) and Scott Howarth-Hynes (2-0) took the wickets, and Thornton then made 61-1 in just 11 overs, with Howarth-Hynes 23 not out and David Holt being the only man out for 27.

The finals day line-up at Cowling on Sunday, August 21 is: Barrowford II v Oakworth II (10am) and 2021 semi-finalists Hepworth & Idle II v Thornton-in-Craven (1.30pm), with the final to follow at 4.30pm.