EDGERTON & DALTON are the surprise early front-runners in the Arrow Central League’s Premier Section.
The Dalton-based side beat Thurstonland by three wickets after former Primrose Hill player Nadeem Rafiq claimed four for 10 from 12 overs as the Holme Valley side collapsed to 81 all out.
Edgerton & Dalton’s reply was hardly convincing however, as they lost seven wickets very cheaply, but Khalib Rehman made a match-winning 28 not out to see his side home.
Cawthorne are only a point behind the leaders after they beat Penistone by four wickets thanks to an unbeaten 51 from Chris Mosley after the Barnsley side found themselves in a spot of both.
Penistone had earlier been restricted to 110-7, two run outs hardly helping their cause, before Cawthorne’s Mosley knocked them off with five overs remaining.
Cumberworth made short work of Flockton bowling them out for a meagre 45, with Martin Kilner grabbing six for 10 and Richard Parkes three for 26 before going on to a nine-wicket win.
Chris Matthewman (82) and Harry Howlett (62) put on a century stand for the second wicket as Green Moor made 219-5 against previously-unbeatenThornhill & Westborough.
Jake Rodgers then put the brake on Thornhill’s reply, taking six for 20 from 12 overs as the visitors closed on 152-8 with D Cheeseborough still there on 54.
The day’s top bowling performance came from Ajmal Zarif from Mirfield who struck with seven for 37 to help dismiss Azaad for 123.
D Bolt replied with 66 as Mirfield gained a six-wicket win.
There was a high-scoring clash at Denby in Section A, where Peter Pickford made 105 for the home side in their 248-6 tally.
However, that was matched by Tim Taylor, who opened for Old Almondburians and also scored 105, as the school side got home by two wickets. Taylor had also taken three wickets.