TOM Vertigans and Rob Malloy earned maximum points in Bradford's win at Harrogate to put the icing on the cake following success with their clubs.

The pair won their foursomes match and followed up with individual wins as Chris Foster's representative team kept their title hopes alive in the Yorkshire Inter-District League with a 23-13 win at Thirsk & Northallerton.

That result came just days after Vertigans' club Cleckheaton clinched the Bradford Union Scratch League, while Malloy helped Northcliffe to claim the district's Team Championship a week earlier.

Vertigans has been an integral member of the Cleck squad who have retained their Scratch League Division One title, though he did not feature in last Friday's 6-0 win over Baildon which guaranteed them the trophy for the third time in four years.

Chris Green, Oliver Tasker and Nigel Colbeck won their matches to gain a maximum haul, while Bingley St Ives - the only team who could mathematically catch them - lost 6-0 at Skipton.

Meanwhile Malloy (round of 75) teamed up with club mates Mark Cook (73) and Jordan Clements (73) as Northcliffe won the Team Championship at Skipton.

They finished six shots clear of the host club - in an event reduced to 18 holes due to bad weather - to win the trophy for the first time since 2015.

With club success in the can, Vertigans and Malloy are among the Bradford Union representative side who are still eyeing silverware at inter-district level.

They got Bradford off to a good start against the Harrogate Union with a 2&1 win over Otley's Paddy Young and Phil Tomkinson in an outstanding morning session for the visitors.

They won five of the six foursomes to lead 10-2 at the break and they refused to let up in the afternoon singles.

Though the second half was a closer affair, Bradford still won 13-11 to triumph 23-13 as Max Berrisford, Bradford Open winner Ben Rhodes, Jack Hall and Dane Bairstow joined Vertigans and Malloy in earning maximum points.

With two games to go, Halifax-Huddersfield top the table but with a string of teams just two points behind including Leeds, East Riding, Bradford and Harrogate.

Chris Foster's side host East Riding at Bracken Ghyll on August 18 before a potentially exciting derby finale against Leeds at Baildon on September 1.