MOORFIELD racked up a club-record score in a Merseyside & Southport Alliance Kaufman Trophy romp.
Casting aside their disappointing league form, they beat Old Xaverians by 117 runs after taking full advantage of surprisingly being put into bat on Sunday.
Victory sets up a mouthwatering home semi-final against arch rivals Prestatyn on Sunday, July 27.
With temperatures in the high 80s, Old Xavs were soon rueing the decision to field as opener Ian Maher took the visitors' opening attack apart.
Fellow opener Peter Donlan (26) played an excellent cameo role as Maher smashed his way to 97.
Brian Tobin then chiselled out 47 before ludicrously being given out lbw. Danny Naughton joined the fray and quickly set about the bowling - he was a touch unlucky to fall on 92.
Moorfield made 315-6 off their 45 overs and the game was effectively over.
Ste Dean quickly skittled four of the top six before Old Xavs' number five Paul Deakin scored a fantastic 102 while opener Keith Heywood finished on 72no in their 198-5.
The previous day, Moorfield 1st had continued to lose vital ground in their quest for a top-half league spot in defeat at Norley Hall.
The Widnes club's new captain John Eccleshall won the toss and elected to bat on a hard, dry track.
All the batsmen got off to a decent start with Gaz Jones opening with 41 runs. Peter Donlan chipped in with 28 but the star performance came from youngster Danny Naughton with an impressive 56no as Moorfield declared on 207-6 off 50 overs.
After tea, the home side progressed steadily with opener Ste Rotherham knocking a quickfire 74. He was assisted by Aussie pro Shane Stuivenberg (65) and lower-order batsman Glyn Hughes got 44no to see Norley Hall home on 208-5.
Tony Harrison was the pick of the Moor-field bowlers with 2-7 off two overs. Moor-field took 10 points to their hosts' 20.
Moorfield 2nd drew at home to Mersey-side Commonwealth. Moorfield batted first and lost Alan Aspey early on. But then Danny Paton smashed 77 to all parts of the ground. He was ably assisted by Graeme Abbott and, latterly, skipper Mark Brick who helped himself to 64 runs. Once the captain had gone, veteran Dave Sefton (25) and youngster Nick Ellis (17) saw Moorfield to 212-8 dec off 50 overs.
Commonwealth's reply started well with Charlie Shokoya scoring 67 before being brilliantly run out by Danny Paton with a throw from the longest boundary.
Quickly realising they weren't going to get Moorfield's total, the Merseysiders shut up shop, finishing on 163-5 off 42 overs. Dave Sefton took 2-20 off his nine, helping Moorfield to 12 points against Common-wealth's seven.
Sunday saw the 3rds travel to Dalton where they won the toss and chose to bat on a decent track. Vice-skipper Andy Paton smashed 89 before being caught. He was assisted by Liam Brophy who bludgeoned a rapid 31 and Sean Dourley chipped in with 16 at the end to see Moorfield declare on 165-7.
Dalton struggled throughout their innings due to excellent Moorfield bowling, fielding and catching and were dismissed for 113.
Bowling performers of note were Daz Jones 2-11, Neil Baxter 2-17 and Barry Mc-Curdy 3-37, while Rachel Tansey, making her debut as the first female to play in a Moorfield senior side, returned 1-13.