AZAAD landed themselves six crucial points as they condemned Central League title rivals Alomondbury Wesleyans to defeat – by just four runs.
While the fixture was far from a title decider with plenty of games still left to play, the clash of the top two was certainly a tense one as the old foes went into the game with Azaad in front by just one point.
Their lead is now seven but home side Azaad will not have been counting on victory after batting first and being bowled out for just 75.
Only Zaeem Zulfiqar reached double figures and on his own ensured that at least his side’s bowlers would have something to shoot at as he hit 33 – Oliver Shaw claiming four wickets for 18 for Wesleyans.
However, if Almondbury thought they were in for an easy run to victory, they found themselves struggling.
While opener Will Binns certainly set his stall out for a win, hitting 34, he found that support was wanting and his side were ousted for 71 as Shah led the Azaad attack claiming four wickets for 11 runs.
Bottom of the table Woodfield Park improved their chances of climbing out of the relegation zone with a six-wicket win at Birkby Rose Hill.
The home side were ousted 107 and Woodfield collected only their second win of the season notching 109-4.
Mount continue to dominate in Section A and are 13 points ahead of nearest challengers Edgerton & Dalton.
Their seventh success of the season came at Woolley where they batted first and made 198-8 from their 45 overs – Patel top scoring an unbeaten 75. Woolley’s reply was short-lived as their batsmen struggled to reach double figures and they were dismissed for just 61.