Methley held off the challenge of last year’s champions Townville to lift the Premier Division title they last won five years ago by a single point. Methley (175 for eight) beat Mirfield Parish (174 for nine) by two wickets and although they had to settle for four points from the encounter, Townville (209 for four) fared no better in a six-wicket success against Hunslet Nelson (204 for eight). Nelson avoided relegation when Hopton Mills, just one point behind them at the foot of the table, lost at Wrenthorpe.
Townville are the new Yorkshire Council playoff champions. They beat South Yorkshire League side Whitley Hall by four wickets at Poplar Lane, a perfect confidence boost ahead of this weekend’s final round of League matches, when they could snatch the title for the second year running.
Week 20 - Methley and Townville continue to pick up mximum points in the fight for the title whilst it's still all to play for at the bottom.