RUDHEATH, reinstated to the Brunner Cup after their third round conquerors were expelled, succumbed to Gladstone in Saturday’s quarter finals.

A 224-191 defeat at Grove Sports for the Northwich outfit means there is no representative from the Mid-Cheshire Bowling Association among the competition’s final four.

Holders Lloyd Hotel, victors against Castle Private in last season’s showpiece, crashed out against Tixall.