RAIN last Friday led to some low scoring in the Halifax League the following day.

For example, in the Premier Division, visitors Thornton were reduced to 21-5 and 62-9 at Bradshaw.

However, last man Bradley Weatherhead (32) then top-scored, adding a bit of respectability by taking the score to 107, Aaron Buckley being the chief tormentor with figures of 6-24.

Bradshaw did not have it easy either when they replied, and at 77-6 the match could have gone either way but Jonny Waddington (28no) and Adam Forbes (11no) took them to victory, despite Ross Parr taking 4-47.

Copley fared much better at The Arches against Great Horton Park Chapel, with Oliver Thorpe scoring 60 out of 195-9, Dominic Anderson bagging 4-42.

Great Horton then struggled to gain any momentum but, while losing wickets at regular intervals, they thwarted the leaders by holding out in their 45 overs at 126-9, Gav Whipp (4-29) just failing to take that last wicket.

Leaders Copley are now 12 points clear, but that was not the main talking point as hosts Triangle and Sowerby Bridge were tearing it up.

Grassy Bottom is not the biggest ground, but even so Bridge opener Tom Belfield’s 208 - his previous best was 80 - off just 94 balls was more than noteworthy, and included 18 fours and 17 sixes.

Bridge totalled 374-6, but Triangle were no shrinking violets either, making 319, with three batters topping 50.

In the First Division, Oxenhope enjoyed their afternoon at Queensbury, rattling up 248-6, led by Ben Howell (93).

The hosts then collapsed for 56, even though skipper Oliver Challis made 36.

Joel Fothergill took 6-24, his best figures in 13 seasons, as Oxenhope moved into second place, 11 points behind Blackley.

Low Moor Holy Trinity also enjoyed themselves at home to Greetland, making 226-8, with captain Lee Broadbent (66) and Dan Robinson (50) leading the way.

Greetland, who used seven bowlers, were then toppled for 91, with Matthew Jordan taking 6-42.

Nerves were jangling at Sowerby St Peter’s, who made 144, with Joshua Baines bagging 4-46.

After Keir Litjens (47) had laid the foundation for visitors Shelf Northowram Hedge Top, wickets fell regularly and, at 134-9 the match was on a knife-edge.

However, Adam Ryszkowski and Luke Smith slowly scored the runs required to take them to 148-9 and and 12 points.

At Clayton, only eight wickets fell in the match, with the hosts making 188-4, Matthew Roe (58no) and Sam Wilson (42no) sharing an unbeaten fifth-wicket partnership of 101.

Blackley, however, were equal to the task but also needed a fifth-wicket stand after they had slipped to 55-4, with Matthew Britton (85no) and Liam Senior (56no) taking them to 192-4 in the 40th over.

In the Second Division, Mount kept up the pressure on leaders Southowram with a 64-run victory over visitors Stones.

Mount made 262-7, Nazir Patel (50) and Ahmed Sallu (45) laying the foundation with a 116-run opening partnership.

In reply, the Ripponden team looked to be heading home quickly at 84-8 but a rearguard action from tailenders Sam Walton (42no), Elicia Pollard (33) and Ethan Pollard (27) extended the match before Mahmad Kayat (6-25) returned to end the resistance at 198 all out.

Bridgeholme were bowled out for 109 by Cullingworth, Hamza Bhatti holding the innings together with 52 as Dave Robinson took 5-19.

Those Bhatti runs proved important as the visitors fell for 89, Sajjad Mahmood taking 4-19.

Upper Hopton scored 153 at Augustinians, with Tom Wightman (47) rescuing the innings from 66-5.

That knock proved decisive as the home team were castled for 88, with Matthew Broadbent among the wickets again, taking 5-32.