FARNWORTH Social Circle, Kearsley, Bradshaw and Eagley will battle it out for the annual Anthony Axford Indoor Cricket Trophy this weekend.

They came through the quarter-finals on Sunday, ending the hopes of Heaton, Astley Bridge, Horwich and Farnworth at Bolton School sports hall.

The first quarter-final saw a young Heaton side win the toss and decide to bat against Social Circle.

Joe Ball and Luca Williams-Denton put on 52 for the first wicket before Ball was run out for 21.

Two more run-outs followed in quick succession and Heaton were eventually all out for 79.

Top scorer was Williams-Denton who put in another fine performance, scoring 34 before becoming another victim to some fine fielding when he was run out.

In reply, Social Circle took just 8.3 overs to reach their target score of 80 without losing a wicket.

Jake O’Byrne and Zac Wilson both scored 26 not out.

The second match saw Horwich asked to bat by Bradshaw.

Phil Cavill was bowled by Jack Shovelton in the first over without scoring.

Tayler Heyes and Dean Morris built a partnership of 35 before losing their wickets.

Horwich folded after that, ending on 61 all out.

Shovelton was the pick of the bowlers with 2-15 runs off his three overs.

Bradshaw’s innings did not get off to a good start with Ross Dickinson run out without troubling the scorer, and Elliot Dargan run out for four runs.

After two overs they were 9-2 but Brett Ernst and Jordan Mason steadied the innings before the former was out for 15 and Mason had to retire on 25.

Bradshaw reached Horwich’s score with 10 balls to spare, ending on 62-3.

In the next match, Eagley won the toss and asked Farnworth to bat.

The first wicket fell at 30 when Matt Hicks was bowled by Danny Counsell for 12.

Ross Sutton retired on 25no before Neil Hyde (21no) and Imran Mirza (13no) helped Farnworth reach 78-1 off their 12 overs.

In reply, Eagley reached their target score of 79 without loss in 8.3 overs with fine innings from two more young batsmen – Joe Baldwin (25no) and Louis Seigne (27no) – to win by six wickets

In the final game of the day Astley Bridge asked Kearsley to bat and they were all out for 104 in the last over.

Five of the wickets were run-outs and the top scorers were Cameron Murray with 34 and Rick Hamblett with 31.

In reply, Astley Bridge were bowled out for 69 with David Cryer top scoring with 25.

The pick of the bowlers were Grant Cordin with 2-26 off his three overs and Jack Berry with 2-8 off two overs.

Sunday's schedule: semi-finals – 12.30pm Farnworth Social Circle v Kearsley, 1.45pm Bradshaw v Eagley. 3pm final.