BRADFORD League-bound Jer Lane may have to settle for the runners-up berth in their final season in the Spenser Wilson Halifax League.

They travelled to leaders Booth and were immediately on the back foot when they lost talisman Raqeeb Younas for a duck.

However, the return of skipper Wayne Cotton would boost any side and his 37 rebuilt the innings before Johnny Lister (67) and Imran Mirza (50) got among the Booth attack to help Jer to 223-8.

Booth's reply stuttered as they lost their openers for nine and nought respectively, but club legend Rob Laycock then answered every question that was asked of him in guiding them to a two-wicket win with three balls to spare.

His innings, which included 12 fours and four sixes,was supported by cameos from Nigel Horsfall (27) and Patrick Thomas (26), wioth Kieran Rogers taking 3-64 and Amjid KJhan 3-82.

Queensbury’s descent into Division One was all but confirmed by their eight-wicket defeat at Copley.

The home side won the toss and asked Queensbury to bat on a green seamer and, while Copley found wickets hard to come by, Queensbury’s run rate was equally pedestrian, and they madxe only 130-5 (Amjad Ali 35no, Joshua Dougall 33) in 35 overs.

This was a total that was always going to be difficult to defend at The Arches, and the task was made even more complex as Mohammed Seraj crafted a perfectly patient 46 not out to bring victory with five overs to spare.

Oxenhope have found wins hard to come by in recent weeks after their superb start to life in the Premiership.

Batting first, they scored 187-5 in a rain affected 32 overs per side match at Mytholmroyd, opener Josh Fleetwood (81) and Joe Ousey (60) racking up 141 runs between them.

Cup finalists Mytholmroyd are a different proposition now than the team that narrowly avoided the drop in 2016, and in Jack Earle (821 runs this season) they have an opening batter in a rich vein of form.

He laid the foundations of the reply with 49 before Adie Gawthorpe smashed 60 to bring the home side victory by five wickets in just 22 overs.

Triangle continued their march up the table with a 45-run win over strugglers Northowram Hedge Top.

Once again showing that if they could turn out the same side each week, they could be considered contenders for the title, Triangle amassed 275-5 with Nathan Madden (46), Joshua Graham (78) and Kurtis Whippey (67) all in the runs.

Hedge Top made a spirited reply of 230, Harry Talbot making a second consecutive 50.

SBCI find themselves in freefall at the moment and will feel lucky its only one for the drop in 2017.

They capitulated to for 93 (Joshua Hutchinson 4-27, Ross Parr 4-33) after hosts Thornton had made 176 (Joshua Hutchinson 45) in a rain-affected match at Thornton.

There were wholesale changes in Division One, with Southowram winning their top of the table clash at home to Sowerby Bridge, and Cullingworth moving to within touching distance of their Premiership debut with a 48-run win over Stones.

Ben Burkill has consistently proved his and took his run tally to 986 for the season with another 58.

The Welch brothers, Steve and Chris, took the game away from Stones in the first half with 79 and 74 not out respectively with the home side posting a challenging 245-6.

Stones' valiant resistance found a champion in Kevin O’Rourke, who battled his way to 102, with five fours and eight sixes before succumbing to Steve Welch (3-34).

Ralph Bownas provided support lower down the order with 46 but it ended in vain as Stones' struggles continued and they ended their innings on 197.

Blackley’s hopes of an immediate return to the top flight took a knock at Great Horton Park Chapel.

The visitors could only manage 115, Freddie Fox top-scoring with 35 as Matthew Jordan took 6-41 and Waseem Chaudhry 3-28.

Park Chapel looked in significant difficulty at 30-5 before opening bowler Jordan (54no) and Tom Halliday (30) guided them to victory by two wickets.

Bridgeholme won the match of the day at home to Shelf.

Shelf posted a respectable 243-4 in 35 overs, with Babar Malik cannoning his way to 142 not out, including 12 fours and ten sixes.

Bridgeholme collapsed to 102-6 and looked to be heading for defeat before Yasir Mahmood (87no) and Ikram Mahmood (31) took control.

The game went to the last ball, with Bridgeholme needing six to win, but Yasir hit one out of the screws to win it, Bridgeholme finishing on 245-8.

Illingworth’s relentless charge to the Division Two title continued at home to Outlane, who lost by nine wickets, while Clayton moved back to within ten points of a promotion place with a 110-run win at home to Old Town.

Clayton started well, with Paul Artist (69) and wicket-keeper Tim Evans (58) setting a great platform.

Runs flowed easily, and Clayton's dominance was encapsulated with a 138-run partnership for the sixth wicket between John Jonas (84no) and Danny Wilkins (55) as they ended their innings on 319-6.

Old Town’s reply also got off to great start, with league legends the Ramzan brothers kicking off with a 67-run opening stand.

This was brought to a sudden end with the dismissal of Sajid for 24, but Asif continued his valiant efforts at one end but had to witness Paul Gelder systematically dismantling the innings with 6-72 from 17 overs.

Asif was caught five short of his ton and the Old Town innings succumbed for 209.

Low Moor’s battle to avoid re-election wasn’t helped with a 107-run defeat at home to Luddendenfoot.

Foot posted 236, Lee Broadbent scoring 99 to bring him within 49 runs of the career-defining 1,000 in a season.

Six of the Low Moor batsman reached double figures, but no one could push on, and the innings faltered to 129.