BUTTERSHAW St Paul's have reached the semi-finals of the Solly Sports Heavy Woollen Cup after holding their nerve in a bowl-out.

The Bradford Premier League Championship Two side got off to a good start at top-flight rivals Wrenthorpe with openers Jonathan Burston (60) and Kevin McDermott (29) sharing a 91-run partnership.

They helped Saints to 186-8 in their 50 overs as James Glynn (3-13) proved to be the best Wrenthorpe bowlers.

The hosts were 59-2 after 13 overs when the rain came. The game was halted two overs short of the position a comparison of scores could be used.

With Buttershaw unable to play again before the date of the next round, it was decided to have a bowl-out which they won 3-1.

Townville defeated Huddersfield League side Barkisland by six wickets, with

opener Jonathan Booth finishing unbeaten on 99 when his side passed the visitors' score of 223-9 with one over to spare.

Booth hit a six and 11 fours and was joined in a second-wicket stand of 70 by Harry Warwick (34) before adding 95 for the third wicket with Imran Rafique (40).

Barkisland's innings was dominated by a fourth-wicket alliance of 90 between top scorer Sachin Jayawardena (81) and Jake Finch (41). Conor Harvey was the most-successful bowler with 3-51.

The delayed second-round tie between Barnsley Woolley Miners and New Farnley was reduced to 40 overs per side because of the threat of wet weather and New Farnley made 182-7 when they were put in to bat.

Alex Baldwin top scored with 42 while Dan Hodgson made 35 against a Barnsley attack in which Oliver Jackson took 3-26.

Barnsley passed the New Farnley score with two overs to go thanks to the great efforts of Harpreet Bhatia (80) and Beck Frostick (65).

Alex Lilley was again the best of the New Farnley bowlers with 4-27, but even his efforts could not prevent Barnsley securing an away tie at Treeton in the third round.

The third round clash between Shepley and Wickersley Old Village was abandoned and will be replayed next Sunday.

Meanwhile, Nick Bresnan produced an important all-round contribution as Hanging Heaton eased their way into the third round of the Solly Sports Crowther Cup.

Bresnan top scored with 54 as Hanging Heaton made 227-9 and followed up with 3-25 as Barnsley Woolley Miners were restricted to 97-5 in 32 overs before rain led to the game being decided on a comparison of scores.

Hanging Heaton had been 114-4 at the same stage in their innings so they won the tie by 17 runs.

Opener Will Rich (42) set the tone for Hanging Heaton’s 227-9 when they batted first.

New signing Tom Lilley top scored with 53 as New Farnley made 93-6 in 24 overs to defeat Wrenthorpe on a comparison of scores.

Will Swift had earlier taken 4-26 as Wrenthorpe were restricted to 170-8 when they batted first.

Buttershaw St Paul’s were bowled out for just 76 as they suffered a nine-wicket defeat against Cawthorne. Gareth Kilburn took 4-22 for the South Yorkshire League side.

Methley were another side to bow out on a comparison of scores. They made 155-7 at Elland, but saw their hopes of victory dashed when rain halted the home side’s innings at the 30-over mark with them on 112-8. Dave Winter’s 55 and Robert Clegg’s 4-34 were the highlights for Methley.