RUNS were flowing freely in the Drakes League on Saturday, with one former county all-rounder, Ryan Robinson and another current Yorkshire batsman, Matthew Wood, leading the way.
Robinson and Wood - both close friends from their days at Emley - were just two out of eight players to plunder centuries as the sun shone for the second weekend.
Promoted to opener this year at Elland, Robinson hammered six sixes and 14 fours on the way to a season's high of 161, and in tandem with former Yorkshire stumper Richard Blakey (73) put on 162 for the second wicket as the Hullen Edgers totalled 295-4 against Micklehurst.
Australian Dennis Lonergan replied with exactly 100, while Daniel Hesford added 74 as the visitors made a brave attempt to chase down the hefty total, only to fall just short at 273-8.
Meanwhile, at the Welfare ground, where it all began for him, Wood stroked 18 fours and five sixes in an unbeaten 142, from just 103 deliveries in an Emley tally of 260-1.
He put on 113 for the first wicket with Tim Sykes (53), but it was the last 10 overs where he and Bilal Khilji (59no) put Meltham's bowling attack to the sword, with 130-odd coming off the last 10 overs!
Ainsley and Ian Swallow both made 40, but were unable to get on top of Khilji (the Pakistani player taking three for 44 in 18 overs) as they struggled to 169-9 in reply.
Skelmanthorpe were the only other Premiership side to retain their 100% record - but it was a close call as visitors Scholes were dismissed in the last over, five short of victory, with Amit Dani the home hero taking seven for 42.
Max Joice had earlier top-scored for Skelmanthorpe with 57, while David Smyth claimed five for 63 and 49 runs for the losers.
Bruce Cruse carried his bat for 123 for Delph & Dobcross, but their 255-7 total was surpassed by visiting Lascelles Hall with Mike Fraine leading the way with 119, backed up by skipper Craig Horner (40) and Nash Stone (33).
Slaithwaite picked up maximum points at Shelley, Chris Kilner top-scoring with 59 after Dave Berry's four for 30 had Shelley in a spin, while champions Honley bounced back with a four-wicket win at Shepley, Harlon Haye and new overseas man Vishal Bhatia each taking four wickets.
And Golcar, too picked up their first points, Steve Whitwam hitting 75 and Gary Colman taking five for 53 and scoring 30 in a solid all-round show against Hall Bower, for whom Nigel Senior took five wickets and scored 36.
Eighteen-year-old Mohammed Usman scored his maiden senior century for Primrose Hill with 13 fours and a six at Broad Oak, while 15-year-old Charlie Roebuck claimed four for 43 for the home side in the Conference.
Max Freeland (100no) replied with 11 fours and five sixes however, as he and Stephen Rushworth (50) put on 120 for the second wicket as the Oak won by eight wickets and 12 overs to spare.
Ibrar Younis, Tinashe Paynyangara and Imran Malik all bagged six-wicket hauls respectively for Kirkheaton, Barkisland and Linthwaite to maintain their winning starts to the season, while Kexborough's Steve Wood scooped seven for 57 to dismiss Thongsbridge for 108 in the Cedar Court Conference.
Adam Wiles (67no) and Mark Bray (52no) then steered the Barnsley men to a 10-wicket win.
Richard Kettlewell fell just seven short of what would have been his first-ever senior ton for Kirkburton in their victory at Lepton Highlanders.
The 21-year-old batsman put on 120 for the second wicket with Darren Hinchliffe (61) despite a six-wicket return for Dan Pauley (6-60) as the visitors made 237-7.
Returning Tony Mulhall made 43, but Tom Burkinshaw's five for 65 kept Highlanders short.
Stuart Rank was the day's other century-maker as Clayton West beat Almondbury, while Javed Iqbal junior took six wickets in Holmfirth's win.