SIDES were in action in the second round of the Waddilove Cup on Sunday, with eight teams sealing their progression to the quarter-finals.

The Homestead was the place to be, with Steeton breaking numerous records as they sailed past Division 1 hosts North Leeds.

After losing their first three wickets for just 15 runs, the Summerhill Laners kicked into action, middle-order Jamie Robinson (130 not out) and Chris Wademan (124) putting on a club record 231 for the fifth wicket to see them post a mammoth 330-7 from their 45 overs.

Despite being ahead for half of their reply, it soon fell apart for the higher opposition hosts, who managed 212-9 in reply, youngster Jake Hill taking 4-39 on debut to cap a memorable afternoon for Steeton.

Holders Rawdon were in similarly emphatic form at Division 3 Alwoodley, with the hosts unable to repeat their first-round heroics against the Division 1 heavyweights.

Joe Smith (91), Ben Morley (79), and Tyler Willmott (67) formed the majority of Rawdon’s 379-6, with Archie Farrell-Smith (4-123) proving the hosts’ most effective wicket-taker.

Willmott and Nathan Goldthorp then took three wickets apiece as the hosts were bowled out for just 104, opener Will Jackson and No 9. Guy Hales top-scoring with 21.

Otley also had no problems against Division 2’s in-form Tong Park Esholt, Josh Stephenson (58), and Charlie Simondson (41) seeing them chase down the visitors’ 142 midway through the 28th over following a strong bowling performance from Damon Reeve (4-25), James Davies (3-18) and Stephen Brown (3-26) before tea.

Two more Division 1 sides, Collingham & Linton and Beckwithshaw, are also through to the next round after comfortably seeing off Division 3 leaders Kirkstall Educational and Division 2 strugglers Horsforth respectively.

Collingham’s Charlie Swallow made it two centuries in two days, adding 112 to his 106 not out on Saturday to propel his side to a competitive 282-7 – ably assisted by skipper Jonathan Haslem (72) in a 142-run partnership for the fourth wicket – with Haslem (5-28) and Kieren Helwig (5-33) then performing with the ball to bowl the visitors out for 114.

Miles Buller (110) notched a century of his own for Beckwithshaw, alongside Ben Holderness (83) and Sam Moore (76 no) as they romped to a 217-run thrashing of Horsforth, opener Tom Colley (55) making a third of their 142 reply.

However, things didn’t go according to the form book at All Alone Road, with Division 3 promotion-chasers Bolton Villas overcoming higher opposition in the form of Calverley.

Electing to bat, the hosts made 225, largely down to Junaid Bashir (72) and Azad Yaqub (55), a total they defended by 43 runs, despite Gagandeep Pooni making 71 for the visitors.

Elsewhere, Terry Pattinson (70) and Dave Pennett (61) starred with the bat as Ilkley made 300 at fellow Division 1 side Horsforth Hall Park, with the hosts scoring just 143 in reply, while David Cummings (72) and Cameron Martin (64 no) saw Bilton ease to victory against Green Lane in Guiseley.

The results set up two all-Division 1 ties in the quarter-finals, with current holders Rawdon travelling to Collingham & Linton, while Otley host Bilton.

Bolton Villas will be hoping to inflict another giant-killing at Ilkley, while the final quarter-final match will see Beckwithshaw host Division 2 Steeton.

All ties will be played on Sunday 19 June with a 1:30pm start time.  REPORT BY: EMMA KENNEDY