ELLAND and Hoylandswaine stole a march on their title rivals when both clubs managed to beat the weather and their visitors in yet another rain-hit programme on Saturday.
Elland skipper Paul Winrow slammed an unbeaten century in a 30-overs-a-side clash with Delph & Dobcross to keep his team at the top of the table, just ahead of Hoylandswaine, who racked up a rapid win over Marsden.
Batting first at Hullen Edge, Winrow cracked an unbeaten 116, putting on a century for the first wicket with Niall Lockley, who fell for 63 as Elland blasted their way to 213-3.
Faisal Butt made 34 and Irfan Zahoor 28 in reply, but Delph were never in the run-chase and were left hanging on at the end on 120-9 and out of the points.
Hoylandswaine were done and dusted in quick time as Ben Potter grabbed six for 23 to skittle visitors Marsden for 68, and that proved no problem at all as opener Liam Dickinson almost knocked them off himself with an unbeaten 49.
In the only other Premiership game to be played, Shelley beat Hall Bower at an amazingly-dry Hall Bower Lane ground in another 30-overs-a-side game.