FORMER Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale returned to action and marked his debut for Hartshead Moor with a century in The Gordon Rigg Bradford Premier League.

The Division Two’s bottom team turned the tables on promotion-chasing Northowram Fields, beating them by 57 runs. Gale made 116, an innings containing three sixes and 10 fours, which enabled his new team to make 285-7, their highest score of the season.

In the Premier Division, champions Woodlands reduced the gap between themselves and leaders New Farnley to 14 points as they defeated St Lawrence by 110-runs to bag a maximum 20 points.

Hamzah Iqbal (109) hit his maiden Premier Division century, but it was not enough to save Bankfoot from a 44-run defeat at Bradford & Bingley.

Cleckheaton remain rooted in the bottom two after going down to a five-wicket defeat on their trip to Ossett.

Jer Lane still haven't dropped a point in Division One after recording their ninth 20-point haul at Gomersal with a mammoth score of 382-4.

A fourth wicket stand of 158 between Jack McGahan (86no) and skipper Bailey Worcester (82) enabled Undercliffe to record a five-wicket win at Baildon.

There was a dramatic finish at South View Road with East Bierley edging home by one-wicket with three balls to spare against Carlton thanks to their last wicket pair of Danny Cross and Jack Hebden.

There was also a nail-biting finish at Birstall where the home side scrambled a one-wicket win over fellow promotion chasers Pudsey Congs.

East Ardsley eased their relegation fears with a hard-earned 13-run win at Keighley. Their success owed much to the work of their batsmen who helped them post a total of 225 to secure maximum batting points.

Centuries from Sri Lankan Pasindu Thirimadura (126) and Gareth Lee (100) powered Yeadon to an eight-wicket win over Crossflatts in Division Two.

Amer Ayoub took 5-38 as Buttershaw St Paul’s inflicted a third straight league defeat on Lightcliffe.

Will Stiff (3-19) and Sam Thewlis (3-42) enabled Hunslet Nelson to dismiss Bowling Old Lane for 147 and secure a 35-run win.

Liversedge have a commanding 42 points lead in Division Three after an emphatic nine-wicket victory over lowly Rodley.

Second place Adwalton had James Colbourn (5-18) to thank as they bowled out Gildersome & Farnley Hill for 143 to complete an 82-run win. Gethin Clarke (36) top scored for the home side.

Scholes climbed into third place with a crushing seven-wicket win over Brighouse.

Jabari Mills produced a fine all-round performance as Altofts pulled off a 37-run win over Heckmondwike & Carlinghow.

Windhill & Daisy Hill were bowled out for 134 by East Leeds with Ahsan Tanveer (34) top scoring. James Watling (3-42) helped secure East Leeds' 44-run win.