THORNTON is home to the Great Northern Railway Trail, and Thornton set off like the proverbial train in their Premier Division clash at Booth in the ENCO Halifax League.

Thomas Harrison made 47 in 26 balls, with all but one of his runs coming in boundaries, as the visitors went to 82-3 after just 10 overs.

That set the platform for back-in-form Josh Hutchinson, who hit a second successive century, this time 106, which included 11 sixes.

Thornton finished on 270-6, which was just enough as Booth replied on 263-6.

In a clash between the bottom two, it looked as if Triangle’s early-season woes had returned at Grassy Bottom as they were dismissed for 119 by Great Horton Park Chapel.

Marshall Grieve (5-79) and Dominic Anderson (4-35) did the damage, but Park Chapel were then dismissed for 110, allowing Triangle to climb out of the bottom two for the first time this season.

In the First Division, leaders Blackley had an afternoon to forget at Low Moor Holy Trinity, being sent in and dismissed for 81 in less than 24 overs.

Matthew Jordan (7-47) inflicted the most casualties, singly reducing the hosts to 15-4 at one stage, including Conor Greenwood with the first ball of the match.

Trinity then leapfrogged their opponents into second place with a careful six-wicket win, achieved in the 36th over, with Jason Gelder guiding them home with 39 not out.

Blackley dropped to fourth, while Sowerby St Peter’s are the new leaders after defeating visitors Clayton by 74 runs.

Five of the SP batters made 20 or more, but only Connor Ambler shone after tea with 54 as Clayton fell for 120.

A brilliant opening stand of 147 by skipper Lewis Hopkinson (84) and Will Rankin (62) set Oxenhope on their way to 245 at home to Shelf Northowram Hedge Top, despite Harry Talbot’s 4-36.

The visitors were then bowled out for 158 as Rankin had a fine all-round day with 6-59, Talbot being the top scorer with 44 as Oxenhope moved into third place, just three points off top spot.

Queensbury’s poor season continued as they were skittled at Old Guy Road by visitors Greetland for 116 runs.

That was hardly the fault of Oliver Challis (50) who, yet again, was the only batter to come to terms with the opposition bowler.

The visitors claimed maximum points with 117-5 as Queensbury remain bottom of the table.

The match of the day in the Second Division took place at Old Town, where Cullingworth visited.

The hosts scored 153, with seven batters making contributions as Elliot Robinson took 4-39.

The Cullingworth reply was in a much similar vein, but at 116-8 it appeared as though Town had the upper hand.

However, Andrew Hodgson (28) and Andrew Partington (14) rose to the task.

Juma Khan was handed the ball as a last desperate Town effort and it worked, with Partington the last man to be dismissed with Cullingworth on 152, Old Town winning by one run.

With Mount having a free date, Southowram grabbed the opportunity to move back to the top with a seven-wicket home win over Upper Hopton.

The visitors posted 167-8, almost totally due to Tom Wightman (74) and Charlie Gallagher (43no), who shared a 110-run fifth wicket partnership.

The Rams only required 26 overs to reach the target, again due to an excellent partnership, this an unbroken one of 114.