A DEVASTATING opening spell by Sarfraz Ahmed helped second-placed Woodlands to win at Hanging Heaton by 68 runs on a day of disruption following Friday night's heavy rain.

The giant overseas pace bowler removed key batsmen Gary Fellows, David Paynter and Ian Philliskirk as the home side slumped to 12-4 in reply to Woodlands' total of 194.

Left-arm spinner Chris Brice continued the good work by taking 4-41 as Hanging Heaton were bowled out for 126 with only Joe Fraser mastering the visitors' attack with 71.

Woodlands, lacking three regulars, were indebted to Logan Weston (42), Pieter Swanepoel (40) and Duncan Snell (30) for their winning total as Ian Philliskirk took 5-51.

Pudsey Congs moved into third place after beating Bradford & Bingley by four wickets in a 30 over match. Bingley made a good start through openers Charlie Best (30) and skipper Phil Slater (28).

They seemed well placed at 68-1, but they lost wickets regularly and finished on123-8.

Congs were guided to their victory target by opener Nick Lindley (37) and Joe Greaves (30).

Defending champions Cleckheaton registered their first win as they beat Farsley by 99 runs in a 40 over match.

Cleckheaton posted a challenging 216-6 with Ian Nicholson top scoring with 63 and James Lee making 42 not out. Farsley replied with a disappointing117 as leg spinner Tanzeel Altaf took 4-33.

The other First Division matches between East Bierley and New Farnley and Undercliffe and Lightcliffe were abandoned without a ball being bowled.

In the Second Division, new club Scholes were beaten for the first time when they went down to an eight-run defeat at third-placed Spen Victoria.

Rob Warriner took 5-18 as Scholes were restricted to 96-9 in reply to Spen's total of 104 in a 25 over match. Zarak Khan (46) was Spen's top scorer. Leg spinner Mohammed Sharafat was Scholes' most successful bowler with 4-25.

Morley cut Scholes' lead at the top to nine points after a crushing 188-run home win over Brighouse. Overseas player Kashif Naveed hit an unbeaten 115, including nine sixes and six fours as Morley totalled 233-5 with skipper Matthew Baxter making 46.

Brighouse were shot out for 45 with Ben Jenkinson taking 3-12 and Nathan Bromby (3-19).

Baildon are fourth after beating Bowling Old Lane by seven wickets in a 25 over match. Old Lane made 102-5 with Tahir Khan top scoring with 41 not out as slow left-arm bowler Mushtaq Ahmed took 3-26. Nahim Ashraf hit 64 as Baildon won with four balls to spare.

The other Second Division matches were abandoned without a ball being bowled.