Hopton Mills and Liversedge both collected maximum points so just one point continues to separate these two sides in their battle for the Championship title.
Hopton Mills beat Northowram Fields by 91 runs.
Hopton Mills stayed top and effectively put paid to Northowram Fields distant hopes of figuring in the title race after this emphatic win. Ash Mackereth was again a crucial figure for Mills, scoring 99 runs and taking 3-50 with the ball. With Chris Scott contributing 55 as well, Mills closed on 232 all out, with Northowram bowlers Jason Smith (4-52), Zafar Khan (3-64) and Josh Bennett Keer (3-69) all chipping in. In reply, Fields struggled to deal with Brad Drake (3-29) as he and Mackereth led the way in dismissing them for 141. Chris Metcalf top scored for Northowram with 46.
Liversedge beat Oulton by 4 wickets.
Liversedge kept up the pressure with this latest win. Zach Wood grabbed the bowling headlines by taking 3-12 as Oulton were all out for 121, with William Harrison top scoring on 40*. It wasn't all plain sailing for Liversedge in reply, as Joe Sykes took 2-23, and wickets fell regularly. Captain Graeme Winn eventually steadied the ship, however, seeing his team home with an innings of 28*.
Azaad beat Wakefield St Michaels by 1 wicket.
Azaad aren't completely out of the race yet, though at 8 points behind second place Liversedge with 3 games to go, their chances are looking more and more distant. They only just managed to scrape home in this game with lowly St. Michaels, but they got there in the end to collect 6 valuable points. A good bowling performance, led by Waheed Ahmed (3-17) saw St. Michaels dismissed for 98, Mark Atkinson top scoring with 29*. Imran Mahboob scored 27 for Azaad, but the rest of the batting struggled as Alex Leyshon (5-37) and Richard Atkinson (4-44) gave it everything to secure a victory, but last pair Zahoor Hussain and Waheed Ahmed saw Azaad over the line.
East Ardsley beat Caribbean by 8 wickets.
Harold Campbell scored 19 as Caribbean were all out for 68. Ash Battye's 20* led the way in East Ardsleys reply of 69-2, a win that puts East Ardsley up into fourth place.
This week Hopton Mills visit East Ardsley as they continue to try and maintain top spot. Azaad play Liversedge in a game that could prove to be crucial, whilst Wakefield St Michaels entertain Oulton and Caribbean are at home to Northowram Fields.