Holders through to T20 semis

Copley celebrate their 2014  Twenty/20 final win over Booth at SBCI
Copley celebrate their 2014 Twenty/20 final win over Booth at SBCI

Copley remain on course to win a Foster’s Halifax League trophy on their own ground for the second running.

They earned a place at Twenty/20 finals day, which they will host on Sunday, July 26, with a win at Blackley last night.

Craig Taylor’s side overhauled Blackley’s 151 for eight total with five wickets and two balls to spare.

They will face Jer Lane in the first semi-final - a rematch from last year’s Parish Cup final at the same venue in which Copley upset the holders.

Lane beat Sowerby St Peters last night.

The second semi-final will be between Bridgeholme and SBCI.

Bridgeholme won by three wickets at Triangle after the Grassy Bottom side had scored 143 all out.

SBCI moved past Greetland’s 102 for nine with five wickets and four overs in hand.

There was also T20 action in the Huddersfield League last night and Barkisland completed a three-day double over local rivals Elland.

They followed up their 179-run league win on Sunday with a 51-run victory in the short form of the game.

Both of the sides had won two out of two going into last night’s contest at Scammonden Road.

Barkisland piled up an impressive 243 for seven after openers Jamie Summerscales (67) and Tim Seifert (52) had given them a great start. Tom Thornton took four for 43.

Elland replied with 192 for eight, Niall Lockley making 65 and Siraj Sajid 42. Home skipper Darren Robinson picked up three for 26 in his four overs.