The semi-finals of the North West Cricket League’s Hamer Cup will feature Blackrod, Farnworth Social Circle, Settle and Padiham.

In the last eight, Ankit Lamba (59) and Tush De Zoysa (35) provided the bulk of Blackrod’s runs as they finished their 40 overs against Tonge on 168-6. Pick of the Tonge bowlers was Hasib Patel, with 3-34.

Tonge reached 93-3, with Jack Hancock contributing 40, but despite Rupert Holmes adding 55 later in the innings they still fell five runs short with Lamba taking 4-27 as Blackrod won.

Professional Ashen Silva hit a half-century in Settle’s 165, having been 157-5 at one point against league leaders Little Lever, Curtis Anderton taking 3-49.

Jake Lehmann (43) and Naeem Patel (28) helped Lever recover from 39-4, but five overs were lost in their innings and they ended up losing on a Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) calculation, by 55 runs, De Silva with 5-15.

Elliot Colclough, with 32, was Farnworth Social Circle’s leading run maker, with them finishing on 156-9 against Eagley, last pair Joe Ducker and Dave Mather adding an invaluable 26. Ayaz Tasawar took 3-19 for Eagley.

Luca Doyle, with 24, helped Eagley to a handy 52-1, which became 100-4, but Ducker and Mather, with three wickets each, restricted Eagley to 136 as they lost by 20 runs.

Zander Von Tonder scored 64 out of Padiham’s 193, with Oliver Parr smiting 23 from 12 deliveries as the last pair added 31 against Salesbury, Lewis Pearson taking 4-55 and Callum Boardman 3-27.

Salesbury began well with Connor Dale and Harvey Vause taking them to 44 without loss, but 5-17 for Parr reduced them to 70 all out as they lost by 123 runs.