St Chad’s will have to beat holders to get to final

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ST Chad’s Broomfield will aim to stay in the chase for a league and cup double when they host holders Barwick in Elmet in Sunday’s Fred Fleetwood Cup semi-final.

Division Two outfit Rufforth visit Division Four leaders Crompark in the other semi after they both knocked out top-flight opponents in the last round.

Chad’s have two important home fixtures this weekend because they also face Kirk Deighton in a Division One top of the table game.

Chad’s and Shadwell are just two points behind leaders Deighton who slipped up by conceding a league double to Garforth Parish Church, for whom James Baldwin hit 53 and Jack Caden snapped up 4-20.

Ben Turner (6-24) was Shadwell’s match-winner against Bilton-in-Ainsty while Ewan Brannan struck 115 and Umar Ishaq 47 as St Chad’s won a high-scoring game at Scarcroft.

Half-centuries by Ben Doyle, Damian Aston and Peter Hynes were in vain for Scarcroft who fell 20 runs short of the Chad’s total of 303-7.

Bottom team Scholes achieved their first win at the 13th attempt by beating Barwick who were skittled for 110 by Mark Sirrell (5-30).

Last year’s champions Wetherby halted their slump by ending Sicklinghall’s winning run.

Andy Twitchen (50), Stephen Hoather (47) and Ian Twitchen led Wetherby to 225-7 and Ian Twitchen (4-23) and Neil Thomas (2-29) toppled Sicklinghall for 170.

Andy Wood (60) and George Barton (4-51) were Sicklinghall’s best performers.