UNLIKE the Sykes Cup, the Spectrum Interiors Paddock Shield for Second Elevens failed to produce any major surprises.
Holders Meltham dismissed Paddock for 62, Matt Coulson taking five for 18, before going on to win by six wickets, while Premiership Two champions Honley also eased home by six wickets, Simon England (61) and Chris Woodhead (57no) each helping themselves to half-centuries after Broad Oak totalled 170-7.
By far the biggest individual score of the day (and the season) came from Primrose Hill’s Asif Iqbal who fired 130 in a solo effort at Golcar, where extras was the second highest score in a 238 total. Urfan Ali, who took three for 53, then made 68 in reply, but Golcar were dismissed for 195.
Ex-first team skipper Jimmy Thornton top scored with 62 as Elland beat Armitage Bridge by six wickets, while four of the eight Linthwaite players who turned up at Shepley failed to score a single run, leaving the home side a 38-run target and a 10-wicket stroll.
It was almost as easy for Skelmanthorpe, where Kirkburton were held to 131-9, B Dyson taking four for 42, before Max Joice – unable to play the following day for the first team because of work commitments – hit 68 and Ryan Jagger an unbeaten 64 in the nine-wicket win.
Probably the most competitive game of the day was at Rastrick, where home all-rounder Tommy Knight top-scored with 63, supported by Matt Essex (41no) as the Round Hillers made 219-8 against Thongsbridge.
Graham Sutton replied with 79, while Matt Wagstaff made 41, but Knight proved the difference between the two sides, claiming four for 37 as Thongsbridge closed on 211-8.
Adam Robshaw was a half-century performer as Lascelles Hall. who went on to win by six wickets against Shelley, while at Marsden, Richard Clarke (81) and Carl Zaffino (71no) led the Hemplow team to 229-5.
Almondbury were in with a shout at 89-3, but then lost wickets at regular intervals, Steve Smith finishing with four for 4-31 as the visitors were sent back for 148.
In the League programme there was another big century stand from Gary Eastwood (88) and David Greaves (74) as Kirkburton defeated Slaithwaite, John Hey hitting 73no in reply.