CROSS Roads's dreams of reaching their second Yorkshire Cup Final turned into a nightmare as they were totally outclassed by Pudsey BC and lost by 65 points.

They did manage four winners in the 12 matches but several bad defeats meant they never really threatened an upset.

There were good efforts by Richard and Neil Hargreaves along with Ryan Tiler and Les Foster.

Foster has not been playing too badly and recently helped the Yorkshire Parks team reach the semi-finals of the County Championship after an easy win over a poor Warwickshire team. They now play Cheshire in the next match at Brighouse on August 18.

However, there was better news for locals in Yorkshire team events as Broughton Road put in a tremendous effort to reach the final of the mixed team event for the Eric Hutchinson Trophy after a great win against Brighouse B at Thorner, where the margin was 50 points and where there were nine winners led by Darrell Gore.

They now meet Ossett C and AC in the final on October 6 at a venue to be announced. Two months to wait seems an awful long time to wait for a team in form.

The forecasted wet weather never materialised at Lund Park when the Worth Valley Mixed Pairs events were completed on the top green.

In the main event for the Leading Lady, Claire Lomax and rising star Curtis Bairstow, of Cross Roads, caused a minor upset beating Mick Demain and Brenda Moorhouse 15-12 in a close match. In the Harrison Mixed Pairs, the Craven duo of Jim and Leanne Akrigg just held on to beat Malcolm and Anne Longden of Rolls Royce 15-11.

Broughton Road have also reached the final of the Aire-Wharfe Wednesday Singles team K/O after beating Burley in Wharfedale A easily and now meet league leaders Rufford Park A in the final on Friday, September 6 at Guiseley at 1.30pm.

The Skipton Veterans inter-District team play their next match on Friday against Wakefield at 1.30pm. The home leg is at Crosshills, while the away side travel to Alverthorpe. The team have not played well this year, so anything could happen, prior to last game against Bradford on August 23.

The Aire-Wharfe Eady Rose Bowl Pairs is at Yeadon Park on Sunday, while the Dick Keighley Trophy is to be played in Skipton at a venue to be announced in memory of a popular former secretary.