THORNBURY have climbed from fourth to first in the A Division of the Dales Council League after defeating Leeds Caribbean by 69 runs at Daleside Road.

Hosts Thornbury made the section's top score of 193-9 before dismissing the visitors for 124.

The weather probably robbed Crompark of victory at High Royds.

After making only 110, they had Bradford Moor struggling on 27-5 when rain stopped play.

Crompark thus dropped to second, while Leeds Sikh climbed to third after taking part in the most exciting game of the day.

Leeds Sikh made 110 at Gledhow before dismissing New Wortley for 109.

Halifax Direct were involved in a 38 overs per side match at Smithy Lane and got back on the winning trail after three successive defeats.

Zakaria Valimulla scored 64 in Halifax Direct's 153 before they held hosts Cookridge to 132-8.

There was no play between Farnley Hill and Woodhouse due to a waterlogged ground at Tong.

In B Division, Savile Stars were merciless against ten-man Leeds Sikh B at Sands Lane.

Stars made the day’s top score of 323-8 (Abdullah Alikzoi 131, Nazam Arif 73, Haroon Shazad 70) and then castled Leeds Sikh B for 48 to keep their unbeaten record.

Thornbury B only had ten men against Farsley at Clariant, but it did not matter.

The visitors made 234 (Abbas Ali 57) and then held Farsley to 115-8 (James Hoyland 51no).

In the Pudsey derby at Fulneck, St Lawrence made only 98 against Congs, who went on to win by seven wickets to move back into second.

Struggling Morley could only manage 63 at Sandal, Baildon knocking off the runs without losing a wicket.

No play was possible in the Adel v Drighlington fixture due to a waterlogged pitch.

In C Division, the surprise of the day came at Meanwood Road, where 78 from Rajkumar Dhankhar helped Shipley Providence to 181 (Mohamed Shamir 6-27).

Leaders St Chads Broomfield were then castled for 76 to drop down to fourth in a division where ten points covers the top five teams.

Leeds Caribbean B climbed back to second, making 193-4 (Donovan Clayton 61no) at the Scott Hall Oval before holding Baildon B to 109-7.

Highest score in the division again came at Station Road, where Drighlington B scored 242-7 and then bowled out Cookridge C for 169.

At Karmand, Halifax Direct B scored 206-8 before holding Cookridge B to 154-9 to go third.