Adwalton lifted themselves of the bottom of Bradford Premier League Championship Two after beating Jer Lane by two wickets to record their first win of the season.

They looked to be in danger of slipping to another defeat when they were reduced to 54-5 in reply to Jer Lane’s 205 all out, but sixth-wicket pair Josh Bennett (80) and James Sheerin (74) transformed their fortunes with a stand of 137 which set up the victory.

Jer Lane, who after a bright start to the season are now in the relegation positions, had relied on the experienced Imran Mirza (61) and Amjid Khan (42no) when they batted first. Ghulam Hussain was the pick of the bowlers for Adwalton with 5-22.

Liversedge are now propping up the table after their 68-run defeat by Hopton Mills. Good knocks from Chris Scott (77) and Umar Abbas (73) helped Mills to make 219-7 despite Asad Mahmood taking 4-31.

Liversedge were bowled out for 151 in their reply with last-wicket-pair Richard Veal (31no) and Steve Atkin sharing a stand of 51 which at least reduced the margin of defeat. Ashley Mackereth (4-41) and Michael Carroll (3-25) were the main bowlers for Mills.

East Ardsley’s recent good run came to an end when they suffered a 51-run defeat at the hands of leaders Yeadon.

Sarmad Hameed (48) and David Machell (37) helped Yeadon to counter the threat of David Battye (5-53) to post a total of 209-9.

East Ardsley were restricted to 158-9 with Richard Vigars (35) top scoring. Paul Machell (3-26) and Andrew Robinson (3-37) ensured that Yeadon secured another win to retain their place at the top of the table.

Their lead is now just five points following Carlton’s nine-wicket win over Bowling Old Lane which earned them a maximum 20 points.

With the league’s leading wicket taker Jonathan Rudge missing from the Carlton side, Liam Morris took on the role of spearheading the attack and was rewarded with figures of 6-44.

Only skipper Farakh Hussain with an aggressive 93 made a significant impact as Old Lane were dismissed for 170.

Carlton cruised to victory thanks to a superb innings of 102 not out from opener Daniel White. His innings contained four sixes and 16 fours. Overseas player Kershaski John Lewis was unbeaten on 35 when victory was secured.

Saif-ur Rehman impressed with 6-33 while James Russell chipped in with 3-27 as third-placed Birstall bowled out Hunslet Nelson for 73 on their way to a nine-wicket win. Ian Carradice was unbeaten on 41 when Birstall sealed their victory.

Spen Victoria are up to fourth after chasing down a Buttershaw St Paul’s total of 250 to win by two wickets.

Their success owed much to the outstanding efforts of Sam Gatenby and Michael Flathers. First, they had success with the ball with their spin bowling, with Flathers taking 5-69 and Gatenby 3-62.

But it was with the bat that they made the biggest impact. They shared an impressive opening stand of 184 in which Gatenby scored a fluent 116, an innings containing three sixes and 17 fours, while Flathers made 87.

Amer Ayoub (4-51) and James Sawyer (3-68) made inroads into the Spen batting after the openers were parted but could not save their side from defeat. Ayoub had earlier top scored with 66 in a Buttershaw innings that saw Kevin McDermott make 53 and Jack Seddon 43.

Northowram Fields remain just above the relegation positions after suffering a 191-run defeat against Altofts.

Azhar Sharif (86no) and Steven Rigby (78) powered Altofts to 270-8 before Ismail Patel (5-15) and Darren Sharp (3-22) bowled out Northowram Fields for 79.