Gharib Nawaz smashed an unbeaten 130 to put Hoylandswaine on top of the Drakes League Premiership.
While previous leaders Shepley were being beaten at in-form Barkisland – who’ve gone third – Hoylandswaine knocked off Honley’s 236 all out at Haigh Lane for the loss of just one wicket.
Former Baildon player Nawaz led the way with excellent back-up from SP Singh who finished 79 not out.
Earlier, Max Joice top scored for Honley with 71 and Eddie Wilson had 40, but they fell to the off-spin of experienced Richard Wilkinson, who claimed six for 72.
Barkisland’s home victory against Shepley came off the back of a 243-8 total in which Alex Scholefield hit 68 and Alex Kaye 41, Oliv Davidson the best of the Shepley bowlers with four for 81.
Shepley’s reply was undone by the spin twins Chris Williams – who took five for 28 with his leggies – and Matt Steers, who had three for 19 with his offies.
Scholes slipped down after being crushed at home by Delph, who piled up 308-8 with Greg Buckley (84) and Arron Lilley (82) in destructive form.
Tom Chadwick stuck manfully t the task to take four wickets and Adam France three, but Scholes never got going in reply with Craig Fletcher taking five for 41 up the hill and Jamshad Ahmad three for 48 at the other end.
Skelmanthorpe strolled to an eight-wicket win at Shelley, who were all out for 103 despite a dogged 54 from Louis Sykes as visiting skipper James Crossland took five for 37. Aussie Tom Beaton anchored the reply with 36 not out.
Golcar warmed up for their Sykes Cup semi-final with a welcome win at Hill Top against Slaithwaite.
Jake Lockwood led the way with 74 in Golcar’s 237-7, Jack Hargreaves adding a half century and Steve Whitwam 44.
Dave Berry had three wickets for Slaithwaite, but their reply was destroyed by Andy Alsop and Will Hinchliffe, who picked up five for 16 and four for 56 respectively as the home side went back for 81.
Slaithwaite stay in the bottom two, as do Holmfirth, despite putting up 235-7 against Elland at Hullen Edge.
Sam Denton, Kasir Maroof and Hardeep Singh all had half centuries for the visitors, but Elland were carried to victory by Fahid Rehman on 73 and unbeaten knocks from Jack Hendy (who had earlier taken three wickets) and Wayne Swift.
Kirkburton’s Ibrar Latif smashed through the 800 runs barrier for the season with 62 as his side totalled 287-5 at home to Meltham.
Latif now has 856 for the campaign and received fine back-up from skipper Andy Smith (75), Iqbal Khan (56 and Usman Malvi with 43. Malvi then got to work with the ball and wrecked the reply with superb figures of eight for 31, taking him to a league best 52 wickets for the season.
Broad Oak moved nicely clear at the top of the Jedi Sports Championship as skipper Lee Baxter hit an unbeaten 94 in their six-point victory at Emley.
Imran Shah hit 45 not out to help Emley reach 148 all out, Aussie Jarryd Vernon taking five for 23. The Oak were 149-2 to press on at the top of the table.
Long-time leaders Marsden came unstuck at home to Moorlands, who went home with five points.
Pete Lombard hit 50 and Michael Rounding 49 to take Moorlands to 186-9 despite a five for 69 haul from Kiwi signing Graeme Tryon.
Neil Daniel had 35 not out in Marsden’s reply, but Danny Clee was the best of the supporting batsmen on 32 as they closed on 148-9 for a point, Lombard bagging three for 16 and Andrew Walker three for 19.
In the Cedar Court Conference, there was a crushing home defeat for leaders Kirkheaton against Denby.
Bandula Don was in cracking form with the bat, hitting 91, while overseas signing Harresh Reddy smashed 82 and Harvey Jones 44.
Andrew Pickford ensured Kirkheaton got nowhere near in reply, taking five for 38 as the home side were skittled for 154.
Thurstonland stepped up their challenge despite being bowled out for 126 at home to Rastrick. Rastrick fell 22 runs short with Jordan Thackray taking three for 13.
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