PUDSEY St Lawrence march on at the top of Division One after a five-wicket JCT600 Bradford League win at Lightcliffe – their seventh victory of the season.

Michael Brooke (79) and Alex Stead (68) shared an opening stand of 140 but the home side just missed out on maximum batting points as they closed on 224-5.

St Lawrence, the only unbeaten side in the top flight, timed their run chase to perfection, winning with seven balls to spare after a characteristically consistent batting display led by top scorer Chris Marsden (54).

They have a 25-point lead over Woodlands – narrow winners at Bradford & Bingley – but will also be keeping an eye on defending champions Cleckheaton, who moved into third place with a nine-run win at much-fancied New Farnley.

Opener Andrew Gorrod top scored with 134, while Michael Nicholson added 50 in Cleckheaton's total of 271.

Farnley made a bold effort to chase down this formidable tally but had to settle for 262-9 after notable contributions from opener Matthew Good (51), Nick Walker (49) and Yorkshire wicketkeeper-batsman Andrew Hodd (48).

Pudsey Congs slid down the table after a second successive defeat at home to Hanging Heaton. Gareth Phillips top scored with 91 not out, while Nick Lindley (55) and Callum Geldart (38) also made significant scores in Congs' total of 248-4.

This appeared to be a challenging total but it presented no problems to Hanging Heaton once Nick Connolly and Gary Fellows set them on their way with an opening stand of 181.

Connolly included 17 fours and a six in his innings of 123 not out, while Fellows hit 11 fours in his 73 as Hanging Heaton won by seven wickets with 7.1 overs to spare.

Jack Hendy and Chris Henry shared all ten wickets as Farsley gained their first win of the season at the expense of East Bierley.

Hendy took 6-44 and Henry 4-43 as Bierley were bowled out for 145 after losing their last six wickets for only 15 runs. Opener Matthew Green then led Farsley to an eight-wicket win with 71 not out.

Bottom club Saltaire are now the only Division One side without a win. They went down to their sixth defeat of the season at Undercliffe, who bowled out the visitors for 154 before racing to their target with 18 overs to spare.

Saltaire opener Shoukat Ali top scored with 56 against Fahim Ashraf (4-36) and Amir Hussain (4-44). Opener Farakh Hussain (68) and Gulsheraz Ahmed (42) then shared a second-wicket stand of 112 to ensure Undercliffe's six-wicket success.

Morley retain top spot in Division Two despite going down by five wickets at Gomersal after being bowled out for 139.

Scholes are second, ten points behind, after beating bottom club Keighley by seven wickets.