Woodlands moved 42 points clear at the top of the Bradford Premier League top flight as they inflicted another defeat on Hanging Heaton.

They followed up last Sunday’s six-wicket Priestley Cup semi-final win over their out-of-sorts opponents with a 73-run league success.

Muhammad Bilal produced another quick-fire half-century, this time making 50no to propel his side to a total of 246-8.

Bilal built on the earlier good work of Liam Collins (45) and skipper Cieran Garner (40) against a Hanging Heaton attack led by Tom Chippendale (5-76).

Only Callum Geldart (51) got going in the Hanging Heaton innings which saw them finish on 173-8. Spin twins Chris Brice (4-48) and Kez Ahmed (3-53) were again the star turns with the ball.

Methley recorded their first win of the season at the 14th attempt when they defeated a Bradford & Bingley side, who had started the day in second place, by 155 runs.

The result wasn’t sufficient to lift them off the bottom as they remain 25 points behind Lightcliffe, who dropped into the relegation positions after their four-wicket defeat by Cleckheaton.

A priceless fourth-wicket stand of 114 between Adam Patel (68) and Grant Soames (55) enabled Methley to post a challenging 242-9.

Graham Whiles was the pick of the bowlers with 4-47, but his work was squandered when Bradford & Bingley were dismissed for just 87.

Spinners Amir Hussain (3-42) and Sudara Udagedara (3-19) ensured Methley were able to celebrate a long-overdue win.

Wrenthorpe didn’t appear to be in the running for a much-needed win when they slipped to 50-7 against Farsley, but number nine Matthew Race had other ideas.

He hit five sixes and eight fours as he sped to an unbeaten 88 which, along with a determined 43 from skipper Jordan Sleightholme, enabled Wrenthorpe to recover to 203 all out.

Paceman Matthew Simpson sparked the early collapse with 5-18 while spinner Mark Harrison chipped in with 3-38.

Despite the determined late efforts of James Pickles (41) and skipper Matthew Lumb (35no), Farsley were bowled out for 185 as Wrenthorpe secured an 18-run win. Sleightholme (4-33) and Ollie Kilburn (3-41) were the key bowlers as Wrenthorpe climbed out of the bottom two and boosted their hopes of beating the drop.

Lightcliffe’s slide continued despite them making 213-9 when they batted first against Cleckheaton. Opener Alex Stead (52) gave them a good platform before Christian Silkstone blasted 58 from 38 balls to swell the total.

Spinner Andrew Deegan (4-44) was backed up by Nick Walker (3-34) as Cleckheaton were able to restrict their opponents to a score they knocked off with four overs to spare. Skipper Mally Nicholson led the way with 41 as his team climbed to their season-high position of fourth.

Undercliffe will be looking nervously over their shoulders at the battle going on just behind them after a 51-run defeat at Pudsey St Lawrence.

Two of the Saints’ young guns, batsman Harry Cullingford and opening bowler Josh Dracup, played key roles in a win which takes their side back into second place.

Cullingford played with great patience as he held the St Lawrence innings together with a determined knock of 63, while Australian Joel Curtis chipped in with 32 in a total of 182. Spinner Khalid Usman took 3-45 for Undercliffe, who had reduced their opponents to 7-2.

Undercliffe’s top order was quickly reduced to tatters as Dracup (5-47) and Richie Lamb (4-42) struck with the new ball. Only Usman (42) made an impression before some late hitting by last man Craig Wiseman (28) at least earned his side a batting bonus point.

Townville brought New Farnley’s recent revival to an abrupt halt as they eased to a comfortable 95-run win.

Spinner Jack Hughes (4-29) backed up the efforts of seamers Connor Harvey (3-13) and Richie Bresnan (3-25) as New Farnley were bowled out for 92.

Opener Jonathan Booth had earlier continued his good form with 60 and was supported by Harry Warwick as Townville made 187. Spinner Luke Jarvis (4-54) and Charlie Parker (3-49) provided the only bright spots for New Farnley.