Second Team Premier Division.
Wakefield Thornes and Ossett remain joint top and now have a 6 point gap after Batley lost to Birstall.
Match of the Day: East Ardsley beat Mirfield Parish Cavaliers by 4 wickets
Congratulations to East Ardsley on winning their first game of the season with an excellent performance that banished memories of the painful defeat at Ossett just two weeks ago. Dan Walker was in fine form with the ball, taking 6-31 as Parish were dismissed for 184, Kev Wilbraham top scoring with 49. The Ardsley reply saw several contributions, but it was Mick Pearson with 79* who provided the basis for their innings and saw them home with 4 wickets in hand.
Joe Cuthbertson had a memorable day as he played a key role in Wakefield Thornes 35 run win over Carlton. First he scored 90 out of the Thornes total of 217, with Carltons Nick Busby taking 5-36. Then Cuthbertson took over with the ball, grabbing 4-28 as Carlton were all out for 182. Ossett stay joint top with Thornes after a 6 wicket win over Wrenthorpe, built around Chris Hosleys 59* and Solly Abbas's 61*. Ebrahim Laher scored 86 in Batleys total of 216-6, but it wasn't enough to stop Birstall getting a winning draw with 219-7, Josh Twohig top scoring with 50*. There was another score of 50*, this time by Methleys Kieron Holliday as his team defeated Buttershaw St Pauls by 5 wickets and went joint third with Batley, 6 points behind the leaders. The remaining game was abandoned with Altofts on 200-8 with 11 overs left, chasing Wakefield St Michaels 274-8. Nick McMahon scored 105 for St. Michaels.
Second Team Championship
Hopton Mills have gone top, with a 1 point lead over Azaad.
Match of the Day: Townville beat Northowram Fields by 32 runs.
A rare win for Townville owed much to the efforts of Steve Walton, who scored 77 out of the Townville total of 190-6. Lewis Moore (36) and Mark Goodall (36*) did their best to get Northowram into a winning position, but Townvilles bowlers shared the wickets out to dismiss Fields for 158, Walton taking 2-19.
Jonathan Trevitt continued his prolific season with 54 runs to set up a win by 43 runs over Azaad, who drop to second place as a result. Hopton Mills went top after a nail biting 1 wicket win over Oulton. Abdul Rasheed, with 60, was Oultons top scorer in their total of 185. Daniel Mather took 4-42 for Hopton Mills. Rasheed then starred with the ball, as he took 4-43, but Mills edged home on 189-9 thanks to a tremendous effort by Shaun Horan, who scored 100*.
Second Team Division One.
Great Preston kept their stranglehold on this division and maintained their 11 point lead over East Leeds.
Match of the Day: Gildersome winning draw with Crossbank Methodists.
Mayur Patel lead the way with 80, and supported by Gavin Baulks 59, Gildersome posted an impressive 263-7. Crossbank gave it a good shot, with runs coming from Wasim Latif (67*) and Wayne Lawford (52) but it wasn't enough and they closed on 186-6, Ben Clay taking 3-35 for Gildersome, who remain in third place.
Great Preston had an emphatic 171 run win over fourth placed Caribbean, thanks to 109* from Richard Young and 7-36 from Adrian Sharp. East Leeds keep the chase going from second spot after defeating Adwalton by 153 runs, with John Steel scoring 81 and Michael Shelton taking 5-22. Rodley maintain fifth place as their bowlers, especially Stuart Liddell (3-17) and Martin Slathia (3-12) saw them home by 4 wickets against Mirfield in a low scoring game.