LEADERS Girlington extended their advantage at the top of the Bradford Mutual Sunday School League by winning the only Group A fixture to beat the weather.

They took on Great Horton Church and won by 73 runs in game which was reduced to 28 overs per side due to the rain.

Girlington ran up 159-9 before dismissing fourth-bottom Church for 86, with Zahid Khaliq taking 4-19.

Only one Group B match was completed as second-bottom Hallfield A edged out mid-table Great Horton Church B by one wicket in a low-scoring game which was reduced to 30 overs per side.

Church were all out for 92 runs in 26.3 overs as Nayyar Iftikhar Qazi took 4-26, before Hallfield were indebted to a knock of 46 by Shujjah Khan as he defied Hamza Mujtabah (6-39).

Bradford Gymkhana B were denied a likely win against third-placed VVS Laxman as the weather finally cut their match short.

Faizi Khan (125) and Sohail Javed (87) shared an opening stand of 160 as fourth-bottom Gymkhana racked up 306-6, before the reply was halted at 95-5 (Mukesh Patel 71, Naveed Akram 4-17).

Another curtailed contest saw Bowling Baptists reach 167-3 (Ajmal Mahmood 52, Mohammed Ibrar 43no, Akhter Mahmood 37no) with eight overs left in response to Girlington B's 205-6 (Shahid Saleem 48, Rizwan Mushtaq 47, Rashed Mahmood 35).

None of the overnight top three in Group C played and fourth-placed West Bowling cashed in as they moved up a position after beating nine-man Muff Field by four wickets.

Field were all out for 115 (Frank Powell 49) after collapsing from78-1 against the pace and spin combination off Chris Carter (4-15) and Mohammed Rafiq.

West Bowling lost both openers early but a third-wicket partnership of 66 between Adam Harlow (53no) and skipper Dominic Carter (31)proved decisive.

Great Horton Meths (131 – Anthony Moss 50, Alex Wood 4-19) beat Daisy Hill/Cross Roads (89) in the only other game to be completed.

No games in Group D survived.