BARKISLAND’s victory over Primrose Hill was the only minor surprise of the round as the Paddock Shield followed a similar pattern to the Sykes Cup with the second round ties all going to form.
Holders Meltham were involved in a high-scoring game at Kirkheaton, where Michael Calvert (78) and Jason Dawson (48) put on a century opening stand as they chased down Meltham’s 255-3 total, in which Barry Shaw and Matt Coulson had made 61 apiece, while Richard Holroyd had added 57.
Kirkheaton were going well while Calvert and Dawson were putting on 139, but Holroyd struck with four for 32 to peg them back as Stuart Gray (44no) tried to keep them in touch.
There was another century stand at Lascelles Hall, where Derrick McGuire (63no) and Matthew Payne (44) put Slaithwaite on the path to a nine-wicket victory.
Josh Langfield (three for 6) and Chris Payne (three for 29) had earlier put the skids under the Hall who were out for 128.
Marsden gave Premiership champions Honley a good game, knocking up 184-8 with Richard Clarke leading the way with 65.
Honley lost three early wickets, but James Green (52) and Chris Brown pulled it round, the latter seeing the job through with an unbeaten 73.
Skelmanthorpe made short work of Delph & Dobcross, winning by nine wickets, Paul Roebuck taking four wickets and hitting 46 out of a 93-run stand with Josh Clarkson (49), while at Elland, Rob Laycock scored an undefeated 64 to steer the Hullen Edge side home by five wickets over derby rivals Rastrick.
Barkisland, relegated from the Premiership last season, proved much too strong for current top flight team Primrose Hill, winning by 110 runs after an unbeaten century from Russ Holroyd out of a total of 218-8.
Callum Thompson then struck with five for 29 as the Hill crumbled to 108 all out, Sajid Nazir making 49 of those.
Kexborough had a real scrap at non-League Hoylandswaine, where the home side totalled 232-5 through Callum Lee (63) and Andy Tyas (60). In reply, David Thomas hit an unbeaten 69, while Luke Potter made 65 in a three-wicket win for the Drakes side.