THERE was a shock in the Halifax League Premier Division as runaway leaders Triangle stumbled to a below par 174 all out, with Copley chasing that down to win by six wickets with 13 balls to spare.

Booth closed the gap at the top to fourteen points with a three-wicket win at Bradshaw, while Mytholmroyd quietly slipped into third place with an excellent six-wicket victory at home to Thornton.

Run-machine Josh Hutchinson top scored with 81 to help Thornton reach 228-8. That score proved no problem for the hosts though, who romped home by six wickets with four overs remaining.

Sowerby Bridge, are now in all sorts of relegation trouble, stumbling to 123 all out against relegation rivals SBCI, before losing by nine wickets.

Blackley claimed 12 valuable points in that dog-fight at the bottom of the table, as they beat Shelf Northowram Hedge Top by six wickets.

Only James Fearnley (50) made any notable runs for Shelf, who remain bottom.

Illingworth St Mary’s arrested their slump with a six-wicket home win over Warley.

There was no change in the top positions in the First Division as all three won with relative ease. Leaders Sowerby St Peter’s won by 88 runs at home to Mount, while second-placed Luddendenfoot, 13 points adrift, beat visiting Upper Hopton by five wickets.

Great Horton Park Chapel are third, just a couple of points behind the Foot.

They beat visitors Clayton by seven wickets after bowling them out for 142, three Horton bowlers sharing the wickets.

The home team’s reply was dominated by skipper Adam Beasley (76 not out), who entered the fray at 10-1 and was still there as the winning runs were made at 143-3.

Oxenhope scored 164 all out as Low Moor Holy Trinity visited.

No batsman could progress into the forties as four Trinity bowlers took wickets and Mark Stokes (70 not out) led the winning reply of 165-7.

Bridgeholme went big in the Second Division, with visiting Leymoor on the wrong end of a 305-7 score as Bilal Mahmood hammered 155 runs in only his fourth appearance this year.

Leymoor fought hard in reply but were eventually bowled out for 210, as Sajjad Mahmood took 5-12.

Second placed Southowram had a dreadful start to their innings when inserted by visitors Queensbury, the latter badly needing a win to stay in the promotion hunt.

They were 7-4 and it did not improve much either, as they were dismissed for just 41.

Jack Clough was the top wicket-taker with 4-17 and the visitors required less than eight overs to complete an eight-wicket win.

Greetland were back in action at home to Cullingworth and made no mistake in continuing their promotion quest with a eight-wicket victory.

The visitors batted first and scored 179-5, with opener Richard Nichols hitting 73 runs.

The home team however made light work of the target, with Tanweer Aslam rattling up a run-a-ball 114 not out.

A late tail-wag helped Bradley & Colnebridge from a struggling 116-8 to an all out 218 at home to Outlane.

The response of the visitors never got out of second gear as they were bundled out for just 102.

Old Town scored 217-9 in their home match with Augustinians.

That was easily enough as the Rastrick team could only manage 83 all out in reply.