THE Halifax Cricket League season concludes this weekend, and it could be a clean sweep of Bradford title winners, with Thornton and Queensbury on the brink and Great Horton Park Chapel having now secured the First Division title.

The top-of-the-table Premier Division encounter between Thornton and Booth, with both teams equal on average points, turned out to be a nail-biter.

Hosts Thornton were asked to bat first and surprisingly found themselves struggling on 88-6.

Nikki Hutchinson (51 not out) was required to boost the innings but he was left stranded with the score at 173 all out after reaching his half-century. Moazzam Ayub (5-66) was Booth’s top bowling contributor.

The visitors were indebted to Rick Laycock (59) as early wickets fell, but once he was dismissed by Josh Hutchinson, only Patrick Thomas (31 not out) kept Booth in it.

But the innings came to an ignominious end when the last wicket fell with a run out – leaving Booth 165 all out.

Thornton now require just six points from this Saturday’s final match at home to Sowerby Bridge to be certain to clinch the truncated season’s league winner’s trophy.

Great Horton Park Chapel secured the First Division title in style, and it was skipper Adam Beesley who was on top all-round form, as his team beat visiting Luddendenfoot by six wickets.

The Foot, batting first, were 106-4 when Beesley opted to bowl himself, and five overs later the innings was over at 121 all out, Beesley’s return being an astonishing 5-3.

And he didn’t stop there, scoring 45 in a 89-run second-wicket partnership with Chris Brown (38) to seal maximum points and the title.

To be certain of the winning the Second Division title, Queensbury must take at least eight points from their home fixture against Leymoor on Saturday.

They took maximum points at the weekend, accounting for visitors Cullingworth in a low and slow scoring affair.

The hosts batted first and were indebted to in-form opener Joseph Clough, whose knock of 67 ensured a score of 132-7.

In reply Cullingworth’s innings never got off the ground, as Marcus Benson (6-17) struck regularly, taking the last wicket in a score of 74 all out.

Elsewhere, rock-bottom Shelf Northowram Hedge Top finally won a Premier Division game.

Keir Litjens (59) and Oliver Hemingway (6-25) were their stars as they thrashed Bradshaw by 85 runs.

In the First Division, Low Moor Holy Trinity skipper Lee Broadbent struck a brilliant 101 in his side’s total of 169-9, before Matthew Haley (5-20) helped dismissed opponents Upper Hopton for 90.

Finally, Paul Artist’s 54 helped Clayton beat Mount by 71 runs.