LAST season’s beaten finalists Wakefield St Michael’s have been knocked out of the Jack Hampshire Cup after a final-ball defeat by Bowling Old Lane.

St Michael’s were made to pay for an indifferent batting display which saw them collapse to 71-7, despite Alex Mumford making 42.

Only some late run scoring from Juned Delair (36) and Ismail Patel (32) enabled them to reach 170-8.

Skipper Farakh Hussain (47) got Old Lane off to a good start, but wickets were lost in the pursuit of quick runs and they just edged over the line with three wickets intact.

There was also a tense finish at Great Preston as the home side defeated East Ardsley by one run when last man David Battye was run out off the final ball.

Jack Morrison continued his good form for Great Preston with 71, and he was joined in a crucial fourth-wicket stand of 135 by David Illingworth (70) which helped their side post 193-6.

Ashley Pearson impressed with the ball as he took 4-26, and he followed up with the top score of 53 in the East Ardsley reply.

Jake Alleston (38no) fought hard to get his side over the line, only to see them lose by the narrowest of margins.

The highest score of the second round was the 307-7 Championship Two leaders Keighley made as they thrashed Buttershaw St Paul’s by 243 runs.

Saints were bowled out for a sorry 64 as James Rogers (3-14) and Paul Quinlan (3-31) did the damage..

There were half-centuries for Jonathan Wilkinson (83), Luke Chapman (78) and Nathan Storton (64), and there was a third-wicket stand of 145 between Chapman and Wilkinson.

James Sawyer was the best St Paul’s bowler with 3-35

Conference leaders Jer Lane. scored 306-5 in their 120-run win over Championship Two side Liversedge.

Abubakar Dawood (71), Tom Watson (55), Nahim Ashraf (50), Chris Ramsden (47) and Michael Hustler (42) all made valuable contributions.

Will Atkins (40) and Paul Marlow (33) led the Liversedge reply but they lacked support and their side were dismissed for 186, with Amjid Khan (3-23) and Johnny Lister (3-25) the pick of the bowlers.

An unbroken third-wicket partnership between Matthew Westwood (66no) and Karl Hewitt (56no) enabled Sandal to overhaul Hopton Mills’ 183 with eight wickets intact.

Ashley Mackereth (45) and Tristian Batley Kyle (35) top-scored for Mills as Ben Van Den Nieuwenhof (3-39) and Sam Noden (3-25) got to work.

In-form Adwalton moved into the third round after their five-wicket win at Carlton.

Joshua Bennett (66) and Gareth Lee (53) ensure that they overhauled Carlton’s 194-9 with 10 balls to spare.

Scott Douglas (64) and Daniel Wilbor (38) top scored.

Brighouse’s Abid Awain impressed with 6-41 as they defeated Birstall by four wickets to move into the last eight.

Opener Ian Carradice (84) was the only Birstall batsman to make an impression as they were bowled out for 173.

Sabar Sarwant (57) ensured that Brighouse reached their target.

Dominic Richardson (75) and Ben Walsh (41) ensured that Altofts secured a four-wicket win over Crossbank Meths. Ebrahim Laher (51) and James Lord (46) were top scorers in Crossbank’s 171-5.