SPEN Victoria recovered from 56-8 to record their second win of the season by 54 runs at Northowram Fields in Bradford Premier League Championship Two.

Such an outcome seemed improbable as Sam Gardner (5-51) and Josh Bennett-Kear (3-27) blew away the top order, but Michael Flathers (42) and Louis Grant (44) had other ideas. The two tail enders added 87 for the ninth wicket and helped push their side’s total up to 164.

Northowram Fields had no answer to Spen’s opening bowler Abid Awain. He took 6-54 to bowl out the home side for 110.

Carlton recorded their second win of the campaign by defeating Birstall by seven wickets. Even a superb 106 from last year’s Gordon Bowers Young Cricketer of the Year Josh Haynes couldn’t save Birstall from defeat.

Haynes struck three sixes and 14 fours but lacked support as his team-mates struggled to master Arman Hussain (6-34).

Carlton had little trouble knocking off the runs once opener Daniel White (94) had provided a good foundation. Daniel Ford completed the job of seeing his side over the line with an unbeaten 48.

Yeadon registered their first win as they overhauled a Buttershaw St Paul's total of 212-8 to win by two wickets with one over to spare.

New boy Tom Lindsy led the chase with 76 while Andrew Robinson scored a timely 45 against a bowling attack spearheaded by Kamran Siddique (3-76) and James Sawyer (3-52).McDermott (41).

Buttershaw St Paul's had built their score around the contributions of James Crossland (55) and Kev McDermoitt (41). Spinner James Massheder took 3-53 for Yeadon.

Hopton Mills continued their impressive start to the campaign by defeating Altofts by seven wickets. Steady bowling from Michael Carroll (3-12) and Andy Grey (3-31) enabled Mills to bowl out their rivals for 109. They eased to victory with Mark Ashton (39no) as they passed the Altofts score.

Newly-promoted Jer Lane maintained their 100 per cent start with a 49-run win over Liversedge. Raqeeb Younis and Amjid Khan both scored 48 in Jer Lane’s 176-8. Hazrat Shah sealed his side’s win by taking 3-42 as Liversedge were dismissed for 127.