CARLTON’S deadly duo of Kershaski John Lewis and Jonathan Rudge impressed again as they inspired their promotion-chasing side to a 136-run win over Liversedge.

John Lewis - who recently hit a league record score of 237 not out against Jer Lane - smashed an unbeaten 142 and is now the All Rounder Bradford Premier League Championship Two's top run-scorer with 463.

The young Dominican batsman scored 102 of his runs in boundaries as he hit nine sixes and 12 fours in his 93-ball knock.

Daniel Ford (41) shared a third-wicket stand of 144 with John Lewis as Carlton made 262-4 before dismissing Liversedge for 126.

Left-armer Jonathan Rudge was again the chief destroyer with 6-23 to take his haul of wickets for the season to 39. Only Graeme Winn (50 not out) stood firm against the deadly Rudge.

Carlton earned the maximum 20 points and closed the gap on leaders Yeadon to 14 and have a game in hand.

Yeadon picked up 17 points for their 44-run win over Northowram Fields. Rob Smith (53) top scored as they made 152. Farhan Hussain (5-48) and Josh Bennett-Kear (4-37) restricted them to just two batting points.

Andrew Robinson (3-18), Gareth Lee (3-25) and James Massheder (3-39) joined forces as Northowram Field were bowled out for 108.

Third-placed Hunslet Nelson bowled out bottom team Adwalton for 84 on their way to a six-wicket win. Umar Shakir (41) scored almost half his side’s runs as Alex Rose picked up 3-33. Andrew McIntosh made 33 as Nelson eased to victory.

Birstall moved level on points with Hunslet Nelson after a resounding 187-run win over Hopton Mills.

Two century partnerships powered Birstall to an impressive 317-9. Brad Lay led the way with 93 and was joined in a fifth-wicket stand of 111 with Ashley Burton (71) before adding 104 for the sixth wicket with Matthew Dyson (46)

Umar Abbas (3-47) and Ashley Mackereth (3-104) were the main wicket-takers for the under-fire Hopton Mills bowling attack.

James Russell (3-23) and Josh Haynes (3-24) added to Hopton Mills’ disappointing afternoon as they helped their side bowl them out for 130.

All-rounder Bilal Ejaz produced a match-winning performance which enabled Spen Victoria to beat his former club Bowling Old Lane by four wickets.

After taking 3-32 as Old Lane were bowled out for 215, Ejaz held the Spen reply together with an unbeaten 66 which saw them home with a little help from Mohammad Dar (30no).

The Old Lane innings was dominated by the contributions of Arslan Mahmood (76) and Ahsan Butt (66) which rescued their side from 22-4. Together they added 106 for the fifth wicket and enabled their side to post a respectable score. Abid Awain took his tally of wickets for the season to 31 for Spen with 3-52.

Buttershaw St Paul’s and Jer Lane are two teams travelling in opposite directions at the moment. St Paul’s are up to fifth after their seven-wicket win, while Jer Lane are now 11th.

An unbroken fourth-wicket partnership of 138 between Jack Seddon (84no) and Amer Ayoub (79no) enables St Paul’s to breeze past Jer Lane’s score of 192.

Imran Mirza (42) and Jonny Lister (38) were the top scorers for Jer Lane, who have faded since their bright start to the season. Left-arm spinner Ben Platt took 4-24 for St Paul’s.

Evergreen bowler David Battye took 4-45 and was backed up by Louie Hurley (3-41) as East Ardsley bowled out Altofts for 137 on their way to a four-wicket win. Ismail Patel was the top scorer with 33.

East Ardsley were guided to their victory target by Peter Bowles (49) and Ashley Pearson (44no).