THORNTON have completed the unique treble of winning the ENCO Halifax League, Parish Cup and T20 competitions in the same season.

However, their Premier Division match at Mytholmroyd was not without worries as they were reduced to 87-6 before Josh Hutchinson – who else? – rescued them.

He scored 109 off 68 balls, including eight fours and nine sixes, to propel them to a final total of 231-9.

Royd tried seven bowlers in an effort to stem the tide but Thornton only needed four after tea, and they were all clinical, sharing the wickets as Royd were dismissed for 81 to confirm Thornton’s treble.

Meanwhile, Oxenhope did themselves a massive favour in their battle to avoid relegation, winning by 25 runs at SBCI.

Openers Alex Baker and skipper Lewis Hopkinson (62) gave the visitors a fine start with a stand of 111, and Baker stayed at the crease for the whole 45 overs but missed out on his century, ending on 92 not out with the score on 203-7 (Thomas Wood 4-52).

The home team were always behind the clock in their chase and, while Wood hit 46, the clue lay in the balls faced (83) as to the timing issue, SBCI closing on 178-9 after 45 overs, Daniel Scott taking 4-50.

Oxenhope now require a win at home to Luddendenfoot on Saturday to avoid the drop and escape a possible nerve-shredding trip to Blackley on the last day.

Promoted Warley’s quest for the First Division championship continued unabated at Clayton, rolling over the hosts for 93, with Milton Greenwood (6-36) causing most of the problems.

Less than 18 overs later the match was over as Matthew Whitworth (48no) led the chase.

Warley now requires only three points from their remaining two matches to win the title.

Second-placed Shelf Northowram Hedge Top suffered a setback at Mount as the home team won by 19 runs, thus leaving HT still requiring seven points to go up.

Hedge Top bowled Mount out for 139 at the Field Of Dreams, Adam Ryszkowski taking 4-54.

However, the visitors failed to reach their target, being bowled out for 120.

Only Dan Klemm (35) showed anything like the team’s previous batting form as four Mount bowlers shared the wickets.

At Ashday Lane, home team Southowram posted 178 against Low Moor Holy Trinity, Dean Crossley top-scoring with 62 as James Overend took 5-41.

At 105-7, a rare Rams victory looked odds-on, but Mark Stokes came to the rescue with 58.

However, he was run out with the score at 177-8, and the ninth wicket also fell at the same score. Somehow the winning runs were eventually scrambled as Trinity reached 182-9.

Congratulations also go to Second Division leaders Augustinians, who secured their first-ever promotion in their home fixture against Oakworth.

Initially they found runs hard to come by, having been at 36-4.

However, Nasir Awan dug in for his 69 not out in 106 balls to help take the home team to 165-5.

That innings made a major difference as the visitors were bowled out for 114, with James Powell (42) the only Oakworth batter to come to terms with the bowling of Muhammad Majid (6-31).

Promotion-seeking Upper Hopton had visiting Stones in a lot of trouble at 45-7, but there was a recovery from the tail, with No.10 Tim Hallawell (33) top scoring in a final total of 124.

Matt Broadbent (4-14) was in the wickets again as, for the first time, he passed 50 league wickets in a season.

So too was Jack Stephenson, whose 4-24 took him to 64 wickets.

Hopton experienced little difficulty, slowly accumulating a winning 127-3, Harry Scott (66no) leading the way.

Hopton now require seven points from matches against Leymoor and Old Town to be certain of promotion.

At Queensbury, the hosts inserted Leymoor and in the next 38 overs two players achieved career-best performances.

The visitors’ Joshua Moore was first with 87 as he shared a 132-run second-wicket partnership with Clayton Phillips (48), and secondly, when Darren Jack was handed the ball as the fifth bowler, he claimed 7-30 as Leymoor collapsed from 139-2 to 192.

Queensbury timed their run chase almost to perfection as they reached their target of 194-4 in the 43rd over.

All six batters topped double figures, led by near-veteran Phil Sharples (48) and the somewhat younger James Myers (42).