2nd X1 Premier Division.
All six games were abandoned, so it as you were, with Ossett (89 points), Wakefield Thornes (87 points) and Batley (83 points) all still in the race for the title.
Josh Hudson-Evans scored an impressive 113 for Thornes, whilst Richard Smith took 5-57 in their game. Richard Sykes (54) top scored for Carlton, as Ian Nowacki took 4-40 for Mirfield Parish Cavaliers, whilst Altofts racked up 299-2, with Daniel Eden scoring 141* and Joe Ellam 88* against Buttershaw St Pauls. There was an exciting finish developing in the Batley v East Ardsley game as Ash Chapman (59) led Ardsley to 187 all out, with Batley's Awais Munir taking 4-36. In reply, Batley had reached 131-5 with Roheil Hussain scoring 38 and Ardsley's Isaac Dunford taking 2-28 before the game was washed out. No play at all took place in the games between Methley and Ossett and Birstall and Wakefield St Michaels.
A huge clash, therefore, this Saturday as Ossett play Wakefield Thornes, whilst Batley visit Wrenthorpe.
2nd X1 Championship.
Azaad still lead Hopton Mills by 9 points after the game between the two was abandoned. It was hugely frustrating for Azaad, who would have wrapped up the league title if they had won, but having scored 143, the rain came with Mills on 108-9. Zahoor Hussain (41*) and Sheryar Noor (4-20) were Azaads key performers, whilst Andy Moorhouse took 4-16 for Hopton Mills.
Townville maintained their recent improvement and moved off the bottom with a 45 run win over Liversedge. Ben Collinson scored 41 out of Townvilles 144, with Robert Swift picking up 3-24 for Liversedge. Despite an unbeaten 39 from Arshad Ali, Liversedge were dismissed for 99, with Luke Slater taking 4-22 for Townville.
Parvaz Khan contributed a brilliant 172 out of Oultons total of 222-8 against Hunslet Nelson, for whom Suleman Mohammed took 4-62. Khan wasn't finished there though as he took 3-25 in Nelsons curtailed innings of 47-3, before the game was abandoned.
There are no Championship games this week, leaving Azaad requiring 4 points from their final two games in September to guarantee winning the league.
2nd X1 Division One.
Both Great Preston and East Leeds had their games abandoned, so Great Preston remain 7 points clear with two games to play.
Shazad Riaz scored 45 for Crossbank Methodists and Richard White took 4-28 in their game, whilst John Steel blazed a superb 164* for East Leeds before the abandonment of their game with Adwalton, for whom Chris Blakeney took 3-22.
There was a thrilling 3 run win for Gildersome over Caribbean. Wayne Trueman (32) and Dominic Clay (31) helped Gildersome to a total of 160-8, with Mohammed Bashir taking 3-30. Bashir then came to the rescue with the bat, his 47 taking Caribbean's reply from 89-6 to the brink of victory at 157-8. Ben Clay (4-48) then took the last 2 wickets in 3 balls to secure the win for Gildersome.
Rodleys 10 wicket win over Mirfield was more straight forward. Ian Dobson took 4-2 as Mirfield were dismissed for 54, and then openers Ed Senior (25*) and Dan Willoughby (21*) ensured the Rodley win.
There is only one Division One game this week with Rodley playing Gildersome. Great Preston require 6 points from their last 2 games in September to win the title.