AS the indifferent summer continues, matches at Clayton and Low Moor Holy Trinity never got off the ground last weekend in the ENCO Halifax League.

However, Premier Division leaders Thornton, and particularly the Hutchinsons, enjoyed their visit to Grassy Bottom, racking up 300-9 against Triangle in a contest that was reduced to 42 overs per side.

Josh hit 109 in an explosive 51 balls, while Nikki was more considered with 88 in 109 balls as Edward Denham’s 5-63 stood out.

However, Thornton’s joy turned to evening exasperation as the rains returned with Triangle struggling on 158-6, after 32 overs, and the match was abandoned.

The home team had fallen to 20-4 but Carl Fletcher (73 not out) put up stubborn resistance.

At Oxenhope, Booth scored 190-7 (Jarred Moore 51, Robert Laycock 69no; Anas Tanveer 3-50), but with the home team’s reply standing at 52-4 (Alex Baker 32no) the rains returned.

In the First Division, Gurdev Singh was Shelf Northowram Hedge Top’s match-winner at Mount with a career-best 7-24.

When he was introduced, as first change, Mount struggled for the rest of their innings and could only reach 122.

Not that Hedge Top’s win came easy as they lost nine wickets in reaching their target, depending on knocks from Daniel Cole (40) and Liam Dimbleby (25) as they crawled over the line from 118-9.

Greetland beat visiting Great Horton Park Chapel by 57 runs to relieve any relegation fears, while Horton are now 12 points adrift of second spot.

The home team scored 188-8, led by Zafar Khan’s 64 and skipper Muhammad Asif’s 56, as Babar Yaqoob took 4-43.

In reply, Horton were rolled over for 129 as Yaqoob (40) and Khan (5-35) featured prominently again.

The matches at Clayton (v Warley) and Low Moor Holy Trinity (v Southowram) were abandoned early in the day due to waterlogged grounds.

In the Second Division, the top-of-the-table clash at Augustinians, where Upper Hopton visited, turned out to be a damp squib in more ways than one.

On a more-than-difficult pitch, the home team were dumped out for only 57, but it took 35.3 overs as four bowlers shared the wickets.

Hopton required only 15 overs to score 60-1 and, as a result, moved to within a point of their hosts at the top.

Oakworth’s long trip to Deighton proved successful as they beat Bradley & Colnebridge by three wickets.

On a tricky track, the home team limped to 91 (Azeem Banaras 44; Charlie Raby 4-35, Jake Keslinke 3-8, Michael Scarborough 3-26).

Oakworth did not find batting easy either but got home with 92-7 (Bradley Powell 32, Keslinke 21, Rob Hollingsworth 23no; Khalil Khan 4-13, Faheem Basharat 3-42).

Old Town made the cross-country trip to Cullingworth and pulled off a brilliant win by eight wickets in a game of 425 runs.

The home team batted first and posted 212-9 (Tom Harrison 68, Elliott Robinson 65; Shakir Malik 3-55), but Old Town were more than equal to it with 213-2 (Sagher Shaheen 52, Malik 119 off 42 balls, including three fours and 16 sixes), made off just 18.1 overs.

The match at Outlane (v Queensbury) was an early victim of the weather.