CARLTON’S record-breaking batsman Kershaski John Lewis produced another stunning innings, but it wasn’t quite enough to force victory for the leaders against bottom team Adwalton in the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League Championship Two.

Lewis hit an unbeaten 104 from just 42 balls, hitting 11 sixes and seven fours, as his side made 165-2 in just 12 overs as they tried in vain to overhaul Adwalton’s 183-4.

Opener Josh Bennett (76no) and Vinit Patel (4) top scored for Adwalton, but the win did not come in to play in this match as Carlton received 20 less overs than their opponents.

Second-placed Birstall suffered a two-wicket defeat against East Ardsley in a match they was reduced in length by rain.

Birstall openers Josh Haynes (58) and Eric Austin (48) shared a first-wicket stand of 112 before their side declared after 22.3 overs with 125-1 on the board.

The declaration meant East Ardsley were left with 25 overs to knock off the runs and they edged home thanks to Ashley Battye (39) as Haynes (4-36) and James Russell (3-60) tried their hardest to force victory for Birstall.

All-rounder Umar Abbas produced a stunning performance to guide Hopton Mills to a seven-wicket win over Spen Victoria.

Abbas, who had taken 4-22 as Spen Victoria made 183-7 in 47 overs, hit an unbeaten 113 from just 48 balls as he powered his side to victory in just 15.5 overs.

Abbas, who hit 10 sixes and nine fours, overshadowed the efforts of Spen Victoria skipper Bilal Ejaz, who made an unbeaten 106 earlier. Ejaz was supported by Abid Awain (40).

In the only other game to see any action, Liversedge reached 7-0 before rain curtailed their clash with Hunslet Nelson.

Meanwhile, the top two in the Conference both recorded wins in the battle to become champions and claim the one promotion spot.

Leaders Sandal beat Crossbank Methodists by five wickets while Great Preston defeated Heckmondwike & Carlinghow by eight wickets.

The bowlers held the key to their respective wins. Ryan Bishop-Perrett took 5-19 for Sandal as they dismissed Crossbank for 87 before knocking off the runs in 11.2 overs. Matthew Westwood led the way with 37.

Tyson Freeman (4-46) and Callum Jordan (4-21) helped Great Preston dismiss Heckmondwike & Carlinghow for 90. Kieren Thurston made 38 in the successful reply.

Gildersome & Farnley Hill were left feeling under the weather again as their match with Rodley was restricted to just 6.5 overs of play. Rodley were 21-0 when play was abandoned.