PUDSEY St Lawrence extended their lead at the top of Division One to 18 points by taking maximum 20 from their 144-run JCT600 Bradford League win over struggling neighbours Farsley.

Consistent batting from openers Adam Waite (70) and Mark Robertshaw (43) and then Callum Goldthorp (42) provided the platform for wicketkeeper Matthew Duce to launch an assault on the Farsley attack by scoring 50 off 30 balls, including four sixes.

Off-spinner Chris Marsden (5-38) and leg-spinner Tom Hudson (3-30) then bowled out Farsley for 132, with only Yorkshire second-team batsman Dan Hodgson (64no) showing much resistance.

Pudsey Cong leapfrogged into second place above Woodlands, who were beaten at Cleckheaton, with an eight-wicket win over bottom club Saltaire.

Pace bowler James Pearson took 5-43 as Saltaire were dismissed for 159, of which Tariq Meboob made 50 and skipper Richard Spry 30.

That modest total presented few problems to the Congs batsmen. Openers Nick Lindley (52no) and Callum Geldart (36) gave them a solid start before Andrew Bairstow completed their comprehensive victory with an unbeaten 58.

It has been a tough start for last season's Division Two champions Undercliffe but they gained their first win of the campaign – a 19-run victory over East Bierley – to lift them out of the bottom two.

Gulsheraz Ahmed top-scored with 50, while Farakh Hussain and Michael Kelsey both made 35 as the promoted side reached 199.

Their bowlers then restricted Bierley to 180-9 as spinner Amir Hussain took 4-46. Bierley's main scorers were skipper Dan Shuffe (36) and Awais Ejaz (35).

There was a close finish at Wagon Lane, where New Farnley beat Bradford & Bingley by five runs.

Yorkshire wicketkeeper-batsman Andrew Hodd top-scored with 55, while skipper Mark Lawson made 42, but the other batsmen struggled as the visitors were bowled out for 152 with left-arm spinner Noman Ali taking 4-40 and Chris Thompson 3-21.

Bingley also struggled in reply as spinners Dave McCallum (4-46) and James Middlebrook (3-36) found the pitch to their liking and fell agonisingly short on 147, Chris Thompson scoring 44.

Yorkshire second-team player Josh Shaw returned from injury to help Hanging Heaton beat Lightcliffe by 56 runs.

Shaw, better known for his pace bowling, top-scored with 75 not out as he shared an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 134 with Ben Elvidge (63no) in Hanging Heaton's 223-4.

Skipper Alex Stead led Lightcliffe's reply with an innings of 90 but he lacked support and his side were bowled out for 167, with David Stiff (4-55), Dan Busfield (3-23) and Ian Philliskirk (3-41) sharing the wickets.

Morley extended their lead at the top of Division Two to 22 points after beating Scholes by eight wickets.

Teenage pace bowlers Ben Jenkinson (4-18) and Nathan Bromby (4-26) dismissed Scholes for 109 before openers James McNichol (35no) and Sam Medley (30) set them on course for a comfortable victory.