HONLEY celebrated their title success with a crushing eight-wicket victory against Barkisland at Far End Lane.
The visitors were dismissed for 160 as William Gardner claimed four for 16 from six overs, Ross Bryars three for 35 and Rob Mills two for 40 from 12.
Jamie Hinchliffe had the other wicket to fall as only Matthew Raven (38), Nick Oddy (37) and Peter Rothwell (25) got to grips for Barkisland after they were reduced to 50-5.
After Russ Gardner had gone early, the run chase was never in doubt thanks to an unbeaten 91 from Simon England and it was fitting that skipper Alan Cawtheray was there at the end on 20 not out as victory was achieved in 32.2 overs.
There was a massive shock for Broad Oak, after they had held home side Delph & Dobcross to 230-9 (Sven Burluraux claiming four for 49), as they were dismissed for just 26 in reply.
Paul Jewitt snr did the bulk of the damaged with a fantastic return of seven for 12 from 8.4 overs, Warren Jones chipping in with three for eight from eight.
There were centuries for Micklehurst’s Adrian Smith (110) and Meltham’s Howard Palmer (103) in the victories against Shelley and Slaithwaite respectively, while Jez Firth produced a terrific spell of left-arm spin to claim 5-38 in Elland’s 10-wicket win over Thongsbridge. Mark Ward also had three for 23 as Thongsbridge were skittled for 108, a total which proved no difficulty for Richard Whiteoak (57no) and Adam Steers (48no).
In the Inter-Conference fixtures, the outstanding performance came from Matthew Simpson of Lascelles Hall in their win over derby rivals Kirkheaton.
Simpson scored his maiden second-team century (exactly 100) when opening the innings in a 214-4 total and then ripped the heart out of the Kirkheaton reply with five for 22 from 11 overs as the visitors were dismissed for 160.
Golcar duo Robert Read (126) and Irfan Ali (101no) shared in a second-wicket stand of 203 in their 302-4 total against Paddock, who were then shot out for just 58 (Mick Brook taking four for 10).
At Kirkburton, a solid stand between James Newsome (58) and Mel Smith (64no) helped take the home side to 248-5 against Hall Bower, who then had no answer to the bowling of Steve Jepson (five for 10) and were all out for 109.
Jonathan White had five for 42 for Almondbury in their six-wicket win against Linthwaite.