Four of the Drakes Premiership leading clubs were denied any action by wet weather but Armitage Bridge moved up to third thanks to a victory at Kirkburton.

Danny Moorhouse hit 45 not out as the Bridge totalled 181-8 in their 50 overs at Riley Lane.

Kiwi Jaycob Curtling had 36 while skipper Craig Fletcher and fellow seamer Andrew Smith had three wickets apiece.

The total was revised to 154, but Burton were denied as Jack Hinchliffe, Mark Johnson and Moorhouse picked up three wickets each to restrict the home side to 121-9 in 40 overs.

Siraj Sajid was the best of the Burton batsmen with 42 not out.

Armitage Bridge bowler Danny Moorhouse

The matches between leaders Delph & Dobcross and Broad Oak and challengers Shepley and Hoylandswaine didn’t see a ball bowled because of wet pitches.

It was dry and Chapelgate, however, where Kiwi Callum Hill hit a blistering 102 not out to help Scholes condemn Elland to defeat.

The home side totalled 280-6 declared in 43.4 overs with in-form Tom Chadwick rescuing them from early trouble with a well-constructed 75.

Tom Brook then ensured Elland were not going to make a challenge as rain threatened by taking six for 62 in 13 overs.

Skipper Robin Broom hit 30 and Muhammad Wadee 23 but Elland had reached only 115-6 in 25 overs when rain forced a finish to the game.

Only seven overs were bowled at Barkisland, where Honley had the home side at 20-3.

But Cawthorne picked up six points at the bottom club, Shelley, after restricting the home side to 134 all out in 41 overs, Murtuza Hussain taking five for 37 and Ben Cant top scoring with 39.

The total was revised to 100 and the Dark Lane side got home with four wickets down at 106 in 33 overs, Ben Simpson opening with 33, Chris Matthewman adding 29 and Connor Thompson 16 not out.

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In the Jedi Sports Championship, Adnan Ghani took six for 43 for Denby, but it wasn’t enough to save them from ahome defeat by Lascelles Hall.

The Hall were 194 all out in 42 overs and the revised target was 149, but Denby could manage only 126-5 in 31 overs thanks to a three for 39 haull from Matthew Simpson.

The best bowling performance of the day came in the Cedar Court Conference.

Upperthong opener Henry Frankland picked up a superb eight for 33 in 13 overs as Upperthong dismissed Almondbury for just 83 in 27 overs at Fernside Avenue.

After a couple of early wickets, Chris Swanson, with 26, and Tom Mighall with an unbeaten 30 steadied the ship and guided their side to a six-wicket win.