GREG WOOD hit top form to help Shepley extend their lead at the top of the Drakes Premiership.
While top-table rivals Golcar slumped to a four-wicket defeat at Barkisland, Shepley were comfortable winners against Delph & Dobcross at Marsh Lane.
Wood led the way for Shepley with a fine 92 as they totalled 241-9 – Liam Wiles hitting 45 and the league’s top-scorer, Dan Wood, 31.
Graeme Simpson finished unbeaten on 59 for Delph, while Luke Hargreaves had 47, but they were held at 166-7 thanks to Danny Glover’s three for 34.
At Barkisland, Darren Robinson guided the home side to victory with a solid unbeaten 54 despite a three for 46 return from Golcar’s Jack Hargreaves.
The visitors had posted 135 all out, with skipper Steve Whitwam contributing 64 and James Howson 36.
Ex-Lightcliffe man Chris Greenwood did the bulk of the damage for Barkisland with six for 42 while Matt Steers had the other four at a cost of 52.
Kirkburton won an exciting battle with Holmfirth, who came up a run short of a home total 176-9 despite 62 from SP Singh, who had earlier take four for 48.
Elland bolstered their challenge with an eight-wicket win at Hall Bower, who were dismissed for 171 in which Hasnat Yousaf top scored with 55.
Paul Winrow led the way for Elland with 75, nicely backed up by Niall Lockley’s 53 and Greg Finn’s unbeaten 25.
Bilal Khiljee produced the top-flight’s leading individual performance to destroy Scholes at Chapelgate.
The talented all-rounder scored a terrific century, after being dropped off a sharp low chance at slip early on, and then ripped through the home line-up with seven for 71.
Ritchie Howarth had another six wickets as Honley won easily at Skelmanthorpe, after the visitors totalled 218-8, while the returning Australian Michael Cranmer had three wickets as Hoylandswaine picked up six points at Marsden.
Frank Platt Championship leaders Thongsbridge were beaten by Linthwaite, for whom Asif Qayyum had 115 not out, while Cedar Court Conference leaders Moorlands remain unbeaten after their trip to Emley.