IN the Halifax League Premier Division basement battle at Shelf Northowram Hedge Top, visitors SBCI slumped to 56-6.

But then Michael Veitch (43 not out) joined opener Alex Scholefield (103) in a 119-run seventh-wicket partnership to help them finish on 219-7.

Razwan Saghir took 6-78, but the Shelf batsmen failed to back him up in their reply.

They slumped to 91-6, before eventually falling to 181 all out, despite a valiant knock from Gareth Goodaire (56) and 52 runs from skipper Daniel Cole.

Sowerby Bridge join them in the bottom two after they were well beaten by high-flying Booth.

Thornton’s batsmen dominated their match versus Copley, totalling 285-5, as Josh Hutchinson (94 not out), Greg Soames (74) and Ross Parr (42) all made significant contributions.

Copley fought hard in reply but fell 62 runs short at 223 all out.

Leaders Triangle eased to a 48-run win over Illingworth St Mary’s, Mytholmroyd beat struggling Blackley by 45 runs, while Bradshaw won a low-scoring thriller at Warley by one wicket.

Division One leaders Sowerby St Peter’s romped to a seven-wicket win at Mount, as second-placed Luddendenfoot cruised to a 117-run victory over Upper Hopton.

Openers Alex Bradley (51) and Alex Baker (40) gave Oxenhope a good start at Low Moor Holy Trinity with an 80-run partnership.

But after that, the onus switched to two Trinity bowlers, as James Overend (5-25) and Mark Stokes (4-58) shared nine wickets to dismiss the visitors for 199.

Trinity have underachieved all season and did so again, as they went down by 20 runs. Two scores of 46 by Overend and Stokes were insufficient as Lewis Hopkinson’s 4-49 proved vital.

Great Horton Park Chapel had a successful short trip to Clayton, where they came away with a three-wicket victory.

Four Clayton batsmen recorded ducks in a score of 145 all out, as Sam Wilson top-scored with 37 runs, Ricky Hassall taking 4-22.

A team effort from Horton saw seven batsmen score double figures as they eventually overhauled the target with 149-7.

In the Second Division, Southowram closed in on leaders Greetland with an 84-run win over Augustinians, while Bridgeholme hammered Old Town by 116 runs.

Outlane overhauled Stones' 254-7 with three balls to spare in a high-scoring thriller, while third placed Bradley & Colnebridge visited pre-season favourites Queensbury.

They were hoping to increase their seven point advantage over their rivals and did exactly that by doubling it.

Batting first, B&C scored 212 all out after recovering well from 90-7, and the home team slid to 145 all out in reply.

At 81-2, with skipper Oliver Challis (48) at the crease, things looked promising, but wickets started to fall at the other end and when the captain was out, that spelled curtains for Queensbury.

The match between Cullingworth and Leymoor was cancelled for Covid-19 safety reasons.