EMBSAY skipper Phil Binner took 6-18, including a hat-trick, as his side thrashed Foulridge in their Wynn Cup semi-final clash.

Caspar Bean put in a fine all-round performance for the side too, taking 3-35 to go with his 42 not out earlier in the day.

Going first, Embsay rattled up 252-8 in their 40 overs thanks to Bean, Joe Holt (51) and David Wellock (38) as Shahbaz Munir took 3-48.

Binner and Bean then proceeded to share nine wickets between them as Foulridge tumbled to just 96 all out. The win means Embsay advance to this year's final, which will be held at Gargrave on Sunday, August 5.

Meanwhile, there was controversy in the other semi-final between Haworth Road and holders Barrowford when the umpires removed the bails part way through the former’s reply and abandoned the match.

Visitors Barrowford had won the toss and batted first, reaching 174 with Ashir Imdad making 45 and Mian Nabeel scoring 32 as Zahir Abbas took 3-36 and Muhammad Ayaz 3-42.

The hosts were 104-4 in the 18th over when the game was stopped. The matter has been passed to the League Executive committee to decide what happens next.