Three sides are left in the battle for the Premiership after the latest round of results. Ossett stay two points ahead of Wakefield Thornes, with Batley four points further back after all three picked up maximum points.
Match of the Day: Mirfield Parish Cavaliers beat Birstall by 62 runs.
Raith Sidwells recent run of form continued with a magnificent 152 as Parish piled up the runs to amass 338-6. It was tough going for Birstalls bowlers, although Adam Holroyd could be well pleased with his return of 3-46. Birstall gave it a good go in their reply, especially Sean Twohig with an innings of 92. Adam Brown (5-76) led the way for the Parish attack who kept chipping away to dismiss Birstall for 276.
Khurum Akhtar was in great form for Ossett, taking 5-39 as Carlton were beaten by 111 runs. It was closer for Wakefield Thornes, who had 51 runs from James Cuthbertson to thank in their 2 wicket win over East Ardsley. Batley stayed in the race with a 7 wicket win over Altofts with Roheil Hussein scoring 68, whilst Tom Chester took 4-39 and scored 37 in a good all round performance as Wrenthorpe posted a winning draw over Methley. Bottom side Buttershaw St Pauls went down by 8 wickets to Wakefield St Michaels in the remaining game.
Only two sides left in the title race with Azaad having a 9 point advantage over Hopton Mills. All could be resolved in this Saturdays clash between the two sides at Woodbottom.
Match of the Day: Townville beat Hopton Mills by 82 runs.
Bottom of the table Townville caused one of the upsets of the season with this emphatic win. Ian Jones (49) and Steve Walton (46) set up their total of 198 all out, with Mills James Woodward taking 3-14. Walton then put the skids under the Mills batting with figures of 3-16 as Hopton, despite 33 from Neil Harrison, were all out for 116. Not what Hopton Mills would have wanted, especially on Azaads week off, so this weeks game will be vital for them.
Gary Dawber (3-10) had another productive day for third placed Oulton as Liversedge were beaten by 77 runs, and in the remaining game Joe Schofield grabbed 3-13 as Hunslet Nelson defeated Northowram Fields by 6 wickets.
Great Preston maintain a 7 point lead with 3 games to go. Only second placed East Leeds can catch them now.
Match of the Day: Crossbank Methodists beat Gildersome by 43 runs.
Bottom side Crossbank produced an excellent result to practically eliminate third place Gildersomes title chances. Junior Joe Hallas top scored for Crossbank with 37, and with 35 from Martin Sellars, the Meths posted a total of 168. Ben Clay was in fine form for Gildersome taking 5-17. Gildersomes reply never really got going as they were all out for 125, with Simon Copland taking 4-25. Joe Hampshaw was top scorer for Gildersome with 26.
Great Preston wasted no time dispatching an 8 man Rodley side with Michael Wade taking 3-9 whilst East Leeds had John Gomersall (68) top scoring in a 43 run win over Mirfield. Meanwhile, it was a memorable day for Adwaltons Bennetts as Paul (66*) and Josh (50*) guided them to a 10 wicket win over Caribbean.