HALIFAX Direct have opened up a 20-point gap at the top of Dales Council League A Division after notching their seventh straight win.

They scored 177 at Meanwood Road before dismissing Woodhouse for 154. 

Meanwhile, Crompark have dropped to third after Leeds Caribbean, for whom Wesley Hall made an unbeaten 105, beat them by eight wickets at the Scott Hall Oval, with Crompark having been dismissed for 173.

Leeds Sikh won a high-scoring game at Daleside Road when they replied with 191-8 (Raghunath Chandrasekaran 59, Mohammad Humzah 5-42) after bowling out Thornbury for 190 (Abdul Halim 60, Harcharan Seehra 6-18).

In the battle of the bottom two at Tong, Cookridge made 175-9 and then had Farnley Hill back in the pavilion for 125.

The game at Laisterdyke between Bradford Moor and New Wortley was abandoned with no play due to the outfield not being cut.

In B Division, Savile Stars continue to set the pace when, after scoring 150 (Bilal Hussain 5-35) at Sands Lane, they castled Thornbury B for only 40.

At Sandal School, home side Baildon were bowled out for 112 (Graham Thurston 5-10) by Drighlington, who replied with 115-4 to stay second.

Fourth-placed Leeds Sikh B lost a low-scoring game at Gledhow when they were bowled out for 85 by Farsley, who replied with 86-6.

Next-to-bottom Pudsey St Lawrence made 148-8 at Leeds Road against Morley, who replied with 150-6 (Roshan Patel 55).

Adel lifted themselves off the bottom at Fulneck when, after making 158 (Leo Diffey 54, Kanhu Charan Pattnayak 53, Nick Gedge 5-22), they bowled out Pudsey Congs for 120 (Kanhu Charan Pattnayak 5-33).

In C Division, second-placed Leeds Caribbean B were under the cosh at Station Road, where Drighlington B amassed 309-8, thanks to 60 apiece from Ross McHale and Bhaven Mistry before bowling out Caribbean B for 214, with Ubaid Zia making 68 and Bhaven Mistry adding 6-72 to his runs.

Cookridge B continued their recent form by bowling out Tong Park Esholt for 90 (Rameez Khan 5-6) before knocking off the runs for the loss of four wickets.

At Karmand, Halifax Direct B scored 200 (Arfan Shah 96) before bowling out Shipley Providence for 98, while Cookridge C won the meeting of the bottom two at Bedquilts when, after bowling out Baildon B for 71, they replied with 74-1.