PENISTONE and Birkby Rose Hill moved clear of the relegation zone after they were both able to beat their opponents and the weather.
Penistone enjoyed a three wicket win over Denby, while Birkby pushed Thurstonland deeper in trouble after beating them by 56 runs at Birkby Hall Road.
Faisal Javed (39) and Rajesh Kumar (36) were the main scorers for Birkby Rose Hill, who put up a 161-9 target for the visitors to chase, Tom Broom, Eric Pinder and Jack Oldham taking three scalps each.
Chris Flanagan (40) and Nathan Appleyard (24) then made a good response when Thurstonland replied, but after they both fell, the rest of the line-up fell apart and they were finally bowled out for 105, Rashid Nazar’s three for 13 the pick of Birkby’s bowlers.
And that defeat pushed Birkby up the table, while leaving Thurstonland rooted in second-bottom place on 17 points.
Penistone went to Denby, and three wickets for Tom Cadzow helped to restrict the home side to 150-9, Carl Auckland’s 38 the best of the home side.
Ian Richards was the main man for Penistone, as he hit a match-winning 47, backed up by Conner Smythe 23 and Michael Brown 24 as the visitors got home for the loss of seven wickets.
There was no change at the top of the table as the leaders were all rained-off, Azaad having just 20 overs of their contest with Thornhill and Westborough.
Upperthong gained a nine-wicket win over Azaad’s second string at home, Henry Frankland taking four for 15 before Liam Morris made 39no and Bradley Lilley 30.