With a third of the All-Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League season gone, Alan Birkinshaw looks at how the teams have been performing.

Premier Division

1 Woodlands 123 points

They have achieved the consistency their rivals have been unable to match with six straight wins before the abandonment of their match at Bradford & Bingley. They have the division's top two run scorers in Tim Jackson 310 and Brad Schmulian 294 while left-arm spinner Chris Brice is leading wicket taker with 27. New Zealander Schmulian has provided stability to a batting line-up that has proved brittle in the past. Woodlands already have a handy 31-point lead and Cieran Garner is well placed to emulate Pudsey St Lawrence's Chris Marsden who guided his side to the title in his first season as captain.

Most runs: Tim Jackson 310, Brad Schmulian 294

Most wickets: Chris Brice 27

2 Hanging Heaton 92pts

The 2017 champions haven't been at their best but will take consolation from the fact they occupy second place despite having suffered two defeats already. Skipper Gary Fellows has yet to find his best form with 107 in seven innings and if he clicks into top gear it will give his side the lift they need. One of the big plusses has been the form of left-armer Josh Holling since being given the new ball. He has 16 wickets at 13.94.

Most runs: Ben Kohler Cadmore 204, Nick Connolly 203.

Most wickets: Josh Holling 15.

3 Pudsey St Lawrence 88pts

Injury to skipper Chris Marsden will be a handicap to a side striving to rebuild after the loss of three members of last year's title-winning side, Tom Hudson, Charlie Parker and Adam Waite. They have again turned to youth and given talented youngsters Archie Scott, Harry Cullingford and Josh Dracup their chance. Leg spinner Scott is their leading wicket taker with 18 wickets at 12.78 apiece but has only managed 54 runs in six innings as Mark Robertshaw's new opening partner. St Lawrence know that patience is required and are to be commended for putting faith in the players they nurture in their junior set-up.

Most runs: Mark Robertshaw 231

Most wickets: Archie Scott 18

4 Bradford & Bingley 84pts

Bradford & Bingley have been a much-improved side this season. They have three wins under their belt and their opening bowlers Jack Hartley and Bailey Wightman have been key to their solid start. The batting has room for improvement with overseas player Muhammad Afridi needing better support if Matthew Duce's side are to build on their solid start.

Most runs: Muhammed Afridi 210

Most wickets: Jack Hartley 17, Bailey Wightman 16.

5 Farsley 84pts

After leaders Woodlands, the Red Laners have the best current form with four straight wins. The upturn has owed much to the form of Yorkshire spinners James Logan and Josh Poysden. Leg spinner Poysden has 16 wickets at 8.50 apiece, while Logan has bettered his figures with 17 wickets at 6.82 in the three games he has played since recovering from a broken thumb. With overseas player Pat Kruger having now arrived they could have big influence on the destiny of the title as they Woodlands and Hanging Heaton away on June 29 and July 6 respectively.

Most runs: Ryan Cooper 169 Chris Beech 142.

Most wickets: James Logan 17 Josh Poysden 16

6 Cleckheaton 79pts

Cleckheaton seem to make a habit of slow starts to a campaign and have continued the trend this time. On their day they have the ability to beat the best teams but inconsistency has dogged their efforts so far. Former Yorkshire off-spinner Azeem Rafiq has impressed with 21 wickets at 16.29 but their young opening bowlers Jonathan Whiteoak and Josh Thurwell have struggled to make an impact with the new ball. The experienced duo of John Wood and Nick Walker have proved to be their most reliable batsmen.

Most runs: John Wood 174, Nick Walker 171

Most wickets: Azeem Rafiq 21

7 Townville 71 pts

Townville's form has stabilised after a shaky start. Opening batsman Jonathan Booth and all-rounders Jack Hughes and Conor Harvey continue to be key to their team's fortunes, Harry Warwick, a close season signing from Grimsby, has shown promise at number three. Townville's tenacity and determination will continue to serve them well.

Most runs: Jonathan Booth 203 Harry Warwick 199

Most wickets: Jack Hughes 13.

8 New Farnley 68pts

The 2018 runners up have failed to live up to pre-season expectations. Tipped as title contenders they have already lost three times which has been a big surprise. The absence through injury of opening bowler Andrew Brewster and the unavailability of former England seamer Ajmal Shahzad - now coaching the MCC young cricketers at Lord's - has proved a huge handicap. It has put a big burden on the shoulders of Alex Lilley who has taken 19 wickets. The emergence of young left-arm spinner Sam Barraclough has been a plus along with the form of former Farsley batsman Dan Hodgson. When they are at full strength they will surely climb the table and trouble the top teams when they play them.

Most runs: Dan Hodgson 181 Lee Goddard 161

Most wickets: Alex Lilley 19

9 Wrenthorpe 67pts

After winning two of their first three games, newly-promoted Wrenthorpe have since suffered four defeats. They knew that the going would be tough after losing their prolific opening bowling pair of Awais Ejaz and Jonathan Rudge. New opener Irfan Amjad has shown promise while overseas player Khalil Khan has been their best bowler. Wrenthorpe knew life would be tough in the Premier Division and they must arrest their slide if they are to retain their top-flight place.

Most runs: Irfan Amjad 182

Most wickets: Khalil Khan 17

10 Lightcliffe 65pts

Their surprise three-wicket win at Hanging Heaton lifted them out of the bottom two and should be a source of encouragement for the remainder of the season. The batting of Yassir Abbas has been a big bonus this season and his knock was key to the victory at Bennett Lane. Abbas is usually noted for his bowling exploits, but his batting has brought him 184 runs to date. Newcomer Christian Silkstone is Lightcliffe's top scorer while overseas player Suleman Khan has already taken 32 wickets. Both will be key is Lightcliffe fight to preserve their Premier Division status along with opener Alex Stead.

Most runs: Christian Silkstone 213 Yassir Abbas 184

Most wickets: Suleman Khan 21

11 Undercliffe 62pts

Last season's Championship One title winners have dropped back into the bottom two despite two wins over the Whitsun weekend. The late arrival of influential overseas player Khalid Usman was a handicap for a team trying to find its feet in the Premier Division. They are going to rely heavily on the efforts of key players Usman, Simon Lambert and opening bowlers Craig Wiseman and Zeeshan Qasim if they are to climb the table.

Most runs: Simon Lambert 212

Most wickets: Craig Wiseman 10

12 Methley 41 pts

Few people would have predicted that Methley would find themselves 21 points adrift at the bottom of the table after the enterprising cricket they played in 2018. The limited availability of their new captain Jarred Warner, on loan with Sussex from Yorkshire, and home-grown county player Matthew Waite have contributed to their dismal start to the season. Another factor has been the form of overseas player Sudara Udagedara who has only taken six wickets in seven matches. Methley have match winners in Adam Patel, Grant Soames, and Marcus Walmsley and the trio will be key if they are to pull themselves out of the mire.

Most runs: Adal Islam 157

Most wickets: Marcus Walmsley 7

Championship One

1 Keighley 103pts

The 2018 Championship Two winners have started well with five wins and they have achieved that success without their experienced batsman Richard Gould who has not played so far this season. The youthful outfit have produced some fine performances. Overseas player Alex Antoine has proved a good signing with 133 runs and 16 wickets.

Most runs: Louis Horsfield 186, Alex Antoine 16 wickets and scored 133

2 Baildon 100pts

Australian Blair Oakley and Simon Bailey, above, have been in outstanding form with bat and ball for revitalised Baildon. Oakley has scored 260 runs and taken 16 wickets while Bailey has notched 195 runs and picked up 14 wickets. The pair have been backed up with the bat by Jack Hainworth and in the bowling department by left-arm spinner Mushtaq Ahmed who now has 996 Bradford League wickets.

Most runs: Blair Oakley 230, Simon Bailey 195

Most wickets: Blair Oakley 16, Simon Bailey 14

3 East Bierley 90pts

After a slow start East Bierley have romped up the table following the arrival of overseas player Ompal Boken and the signing of experienced run getter Gulsheraz Ahmed. Boken has made his presence felt with bat and ball while Ahmed confirmed his standing as one of the league's most-prolific runscorers with 178 runs in two innings following his move from Undercliffe. Current form suggest they will be pushing hard for an immediate return to the Premier Division.

Most runs: Ompal Boken 250, Gulsheraz Ahmed 78

Most wickets: Tawkal Zadran 15, Ompal Boken 10

4 Bankfoot 88pts

Skipper James Lee is the outstanding all-rounder in the division and is key to his team's success. He has made 311 runs at the top of the order and picked up 15 wickets with the ball. Experienced spinner Andrew Stothart has also impressed in the first part of the season. Consistency will be key if Bankfoot are to build on a promising start.

Most runs: James Lee 311

Most wickets: Andrew Stothart 16, James Lee 15

5 Morley 85 pts

Morley's progress has been dogged by inconsistency. This is reflected most in their batting where openers James McNichol and Matt Baxter have been the best performers. The bowling has held the key to Morley's three wins - two of them have been by 10 wickets - with paceman Matthew Dowse 17 wickets and new Sri Lankan spinner Akash Senerathna 15, leading the way. The Scatcherd Lane side will be hoping that their shock Priestley Cup win over Bradford & Bingley will give them a lift for a promotion push.

Most runs: James McNichol 203, Matt Baxter 154

Most wickets: Matthew Dowse 17, Akash Senerathna 15

6 Pudsey Congs 77pts

Yasir Ali has proved a great addition with 246 runs and 17 wickets since his transfer from Scholes. Skipper James Ford will be looking for his side to kick on and he will be extremely pleased with the form of young spinner Sam Wisniewski who has 15 wickets at 13.60.

Most runs: Yasir Ali 246, James Ford 138

Most wickets: Yasir Ali 17, Sam Wasniewski 15

7 Batley 76pts

Batley occupy a comfortable mid-table position and are handily placed to put pressure on those above them if they can put together a winning run. Sami Ullah has proved to be a consistent runscorer with 255 so far but the over-dependence on Muhammad Shahnawaz in the bowling department is something Batley need to address.

Most runs: Sami Ullah 255, Owaise Hussain 151

Most wickets: Muhammad Shahnawaz 20

8 Gomersal 63pts

Gomersal have only recorded two wins so far and it is their lack of strong support for skipper Richard Wear with the ball which has hampered them to date. The batting has been good with new signing Callum Flynn leading the way with 250 runs. Gomersal can climb the table if their bowlers can make a bigger impact.

Most runs: Callum Flynn 250, Jonathan Boynton 174

Most wickets: Richard Wear 20

9 Hartshead Moor 60pts

Skipper Adam Greenwood has been his side's most consistent batsman with 253 runs, but Mohammad Khan is the only other batsman to pass 100 runs for the season. Overseas player Ali Shan has struggled in his second season with just 95 runs. The lack of runs from the batsmen has made things tough for Hartshead Moor. There is a plenty of experience in their line-up and they will be hoping it will be key to pulling them away from the lower reaches.

Most runs: Adam Greenwood 253

Most wickets: Iain Wardlaw 14

10 Ossett 59pts

Ossett are another side who have been short on runs. Jack McGahan 140 and Matthew Varley 124 are the only batsmen to pass 100 runs. Skipper Dan Busfield is his team’s top wicket-taker but he will be aware that his team have to pick up their game if they are to stay away from the relegation positions.

Most runs: Jack McGahan 140, Matthew Varley 124

Most wickets: Dan Busfield 13

11 Wakefield St Michael's 55pts

St Michael's have found the going tough since winning promotion, but they have shown signs of finding their feet in recent weeks. Mitchell Forsyth 178, Ayaz Seedat 158 and Mark Atkinson 136. They are the batsmen St Michael’s will be counting on as they look for the wins they need to climb out of the bottom two. Olliver Lightfoot has been their best bowler.

Most runs: Mitchel Forsyth 178

Most wickets: Oliver Lightfoot 11

12 Scholes 37pts

These are tough times for Scholes as they battled under their experienced captain Craig Wood to try and stave off a second relegation. Without a win so far, Scholes are 18 points adrift of Wakefield St Michael's and 22 from safety. Wood's side have been encouraged by the form of teenaged spinner Jude Roberts who has two five-wicket hauls to his name.

Most runs: Craig Wood 140, Shahid Rehman 129S, Saif Tahir 123.

Most wickets: Jude Roberts 17.