Newly-promoted Keighley recorded their third win in a row to go seven points clear at the top of Championship One in the Bradford Premier League.

Their latest victims were Gomersal who they defeated by six wickets. Overseas player Alex Antoine continued his impressive start to the season by taking 3-33 and following up with 60 runs as Keighley overhauled their opponents’ score of 146-9.

Skipper Paul Quinlan also did good work with the ball to take 3-39 as only Liam Fletcher (39) threatened the dominance of the bowlers.

Keighley have 61 points and are seven ahead of Morley who inflicted a first defeat of the season on Bankfoot at Wickets Close, which is just a drop kick away from Odsal where Bradford Bulls were pulling of a shock Challenge Cup win over Leeds Rhinos.

Bankfoot had invited the rugby fans to stop and watch the action after the final whistle, but by then Morley were closing in on their second win of the season.

Opening bowlers Nathan Bromby (4-33) and Matthew Dowse (3-33) did the early damage before spinner Akash Serenathna (3-22) wrapped up the Bankfoot innings for 93.

Morley didn’t find it easy knocking off the runs as spinner Andrew Stothart (4-39) posed problems, but they eased home by four wickets.

Batley are third despite their match with Hartshead Moor being abandoned after rain prevented their visitors from having the same number of overs in their innings.

Hartshead Moor, still seeking their first win, were bowled out for 141 in 47.2 overs as Mohammad Shahnawaz took 4-34.

Batley tried to press for victory but despite the efforts of Sami Ullah (42no) they finished on 128-7 in 13 fewer overs than their rivals.

Baildon are fourth after defeating Scholes by five wickets. Again it was the spinners who found the conditions to their liking with Mushtaq Ahmed (3-19) and Simon Bailey (3-3) joining forces as winless Scholes were dismissed for 107.

Said Tahir (32) offered the only real resistance. Australian Blair Oakley hit 46 as Baildon knocked off the runs.

East Bierley’s new overseas player Ompal Boken continues to impress. He made 71 and helped them post a total of 219 on their way to a 47-run win over Ossett – their first of the season.

Boken built on the work of opener Raheel Ahmed and Arbaab Hussain who both made 33. Oliver Newton took the bowling honours with 5-46.

Ossett, who are second bottom, made 172 in their reply with Paul Malone (34) making their top score as Tawkal Zadran (4-63) posed problems.

Pudsey Congs were frustrated by the weather as their game against bottom team Wakefield St Michael’s was rained off with the visitors struggling on 93-7. Young spinner Sam Wisnewski picked up 4-28.