LOWERHOUSE will host Walsden and Clitheroe will travel to Norden in the semi finals of the Worsley Cup.

Three-time winners Lowerhouse, who last won the trophy in 2018, booked their place in the last four after beating Crompton while Clitheroe beat Littleborough.

Walsden and Norden are in the semi finals for the first time after beating Burnley and Rochdale respectively.

Ben Heap scored an unbeaten 84 as Lowerhouse scored 257 all out.

Jonny Whitehead (31), Francois Haasbroek (40) Dean Barlow (23) and professional Stephen Parry (21) all contributed to the impressive total.

In reply, Crompton were bowled out for 158 - Paddy Martin taking 3-21 with Mohammad Jamal (46), Khalid (32) and Kain Dean (25) the main run makers.

Clitheroe beat Littleborough by six wickets to reach the semi finals for the second time.

Batting first, Littleborough closed on 190-8 with Zac Perren (60) and Ryan Miskella (64) the top scorers - Gary Nash (19no) the only other player to reach double figures.

Cole Hayman (2-50) and Jack Dewhurst (2-23) were the pick of the Clitheroe bowlers.

In reply, Ali Ross (55) and professional Mansoor Amjad (54) both scored half centuries to help seal victory for Clitheroe.

Opener Thomas Lord (41) also impressed with the bat while Peter Dibb (23no) helped get Clitheroe over the line.

Burnley beat Walsden in the league on Saturday but could not repeat the feat in the cup the following day.

Burnley, who lift the cup on four consecutive years between 2013 and 2016, were dismissed for 142.

Openers Matt Roberts (26) and Joey Marshall (16) got Burnley off to a solid start with Ockert Erasmus (17) and Chris Holt - who top scored with 44 - keeping the scoreboard ticking over.

But once they departed, Burnley lost their way with only Bharat Tripathi (15) troubling the scoreboard.

In reply, Walsden reached their target for the loss of four wickets, Cameron Hanson top-scoring with 49 before retiring hurt.

Jake Hooson (22) and Joe Gale (26no) played their part with professional Erasmus (2-26) the pick of the Burnley bowlers.

Ashar Zaidi’s unbeaten 82 helped Norden secure a seven wicket win at Rochdale.

Batting first, Rochdale scored 198-7 with Andy Dawson top scoring with 63 while Zaidi took 3-23.

He then produced with the bat - with Josh Tolley (77) also impressing - to seal victory.