THERE were no shocks in the Parish Cup Second Round as the four ties that pitched teams from a lower division against a higher one all went to the latter.

Perhaps the one tie that promised an upset produced the biggest disappointment as the First Division leaders, Sowerby St Peter’s, fell flat in entertaining near neighbours SBCI.

The top-flight team have not made a good start to the season but they had no trouble in this cup-tie. They racked up 226-5 batting first and in reply, Sowerby never got into gear and were bundled out for 110.

Southowram were well beaten by visitors Mytholmroyd, going down by six wickets.

The hosts crawled to 93 all out in 41.2 overs, which was easily overhauled.

Favourites Triangle easily accounted for Bradshaw at Grassy Bottom by 122 runs.

They made a formidable 272 all out batting first and the visitors, who are second in the Premier Division, had an off day with the bat, being dispatched for 150 all out.

Oxenhope, in second place in the First Division, were expected to perform far better than they did at home to struggling top tier Sowerby Bridge.

Only two Oxenhope batsmen reached double figures, one of those their last man, as they were skittled out for 78 in 21.1 overs.

The destroyers were Tom Belfield (5-29) and John Dixon (4-25), and it was Belfield (34) who set the Bridge on course for their 79-3 winning score.

The all-Second Division clash between Queensbury and Bradley & Colnebridge went the way of the latter, who scored 208 all out, having chosen to bat first.

There were contributions from four batsmen, led by Irfan Rashid (43), as five Queensbury bowlers each took two wickets apiece.

Their batting however was way below par and had it not been for a cameo from last man Gareth Walker, 42 not out in 22 balls, the final margin of victory for B&C would have been greater than 51 runs – Queensbury 167 all out.

Hosts Bridgeholme lost to Great Horton Park Chapel by four wickets with the latter responding to the former's 185 all out with a successful reply of 187-6.

The expected David v Goliath clash at Thornton did not take place as Leymoor conceded the tie.

The last tie in the round between Booth and Blackley was put back a week to June 6, due to the late re-arrangement of a representative match that affected both teams.

As a result the draw for the third round, to be played on Sunday, June 20, will now take place at 8:30pm during the executive meeting on Monday, June 7 at Sowerby Bridge CC.