WOODHOUSE escaped early trouble to win in the Dales Council Cricket League Division A, thanks to nerves of steel from their number nine batsman.

They were 59-7 against hosts Cookridge, but an unbeaten 100 from Zia Butt helped them to 206-8.

After that effort, the home side were bowled out for 92 for a victory which keeps Woodhouse at the top.

Second-placed Halifax Direct visited Thornbury but lost by seven wickets, thanks in part to an impressive display from Kamran Ali (76).

Mayfield made 228 (Ansar Mahmood 112) against home side Drighlington who could only reach 164, with Mohammed Faisal taking 6-22, and handing their hosts a second loss in a row.

Leeds Sikh hit 197-7 and then bowled out Crompark for 116 to move up two places into second spot.

Finally, bottom side Savile Stars were castled for only 43 at Leeds Caribbean with teenager Nizam Piran taking 7-10 in 10 overs.

They replied with 44-1 in eight overs for an easy victory.

In Division B, improving Adel inflicted defeat on leaders and hosts One Stop for the first time this season in the league.

The visitors scored 235-7 (Kanhu Charan Pattnayak 110, Ross Booth 48), before bowling out One Stop for 159.

Thornbury Seconds were saved by the weather when, after bowling out Halifax Direct Seconds for 168, heavy rain caused the match to be abandoned with Thornbury struggling on 66-9.

The highest scoring match came between Tong Park Esholt and Baildon, where the latter made 233-8 with Dave Hodgson notching 114.

Tong replied with 235-7 though to win.

Elsewhere, Muff Field were bowled out for 102, before Cookridge Seconds hit 106-5 to secure victory.

The match-up between Leeds Sikh Seconds and Pudsey Congs was the second in the division to be abandoned due to rain.

Leeds Sikh made 215-5 and Pudsey were following up well with 91-2 after 27.5 before the weather halted play.

In Division C, Interlink got an eight wicket win against Cookridge Thirds after they were bowled out for just 105.

Interlink had the form of both Yasin Ibrahim (4-14) and Asif Sheikh (4-22) to thank for that.

It was a low-scoring affair between second-placed Shipley Providence and St Chads Broomfield.

The former made 116, then bowled out the latter for 51, with all-rounder Elangovan Balakrishnan taking 7-29.

Drighlington Seconds scored 199-7, with more than half their runs coming from Ashfaq Sheikh (109).

But their hosts Mayfield Seconds could only muster 86-5 after 13 overs were lost to the rain.

Finally, Rodley will count themselves as unlucky after their home tie was abandoned.

Despite some scintillating bowling from Nishant Deo (4-8) for Muff Field Seconds, Rodley were able to score 183-9.

They then had their visitors on 80-7 after 25.4 overs when the rain arrived and no further play was possible.