Mirza Mobeen took a season-best nine for 34 for Almondbury, but still finished on the losing side against Denby Dale in the Cedar Court Conference.

Jonathan White claimed the other wicket as Mobeen ran through the Dale order to dismiss the visitors for 83.

But Jordan Geldart responded with five for 20 and Sam Tyas two for eight in seven overs as Almondbury were sent back for 69 to dent their promotion hopes.

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Cumberworth took advantage by moving above Almondbury into the second promotion place when taking six points off Upperthong.

Richard Parkes took four for 11, Ashley Littlewood three for 14 and Richard Smith three for 19 as Upperthong were bowled out for 102, Robert Hirons top scoring with 45.

Littlewood then hit 33 not out as Cumberworth won by six wickets on 106-4.

Conference leaders Kirkheaton picked up two points from their abandoned match at Paddock.

In the Drakes Premiership, Hoylandswaine maintained their 12-point lead with a seven-wicket win at home to Elland, second-placed Shepley also picking up six points by crushing Kirkburton by 10 wickets at Riley Lane.

The surprise result, however, came at Delph, where bottom club Holmfirth just about kept alive their survival hopes with a four-wicket win.

Former Saltaire man Ejaz Awais took six for 55 and Sam Denton four for 55 as Delph were bowled out for 110.

Shabir Rashid then hit an unbeaten 47 to steer Holmfirth to victory, Kasir Maroof contibuting 44 while Greg Buckley and Jamshad Ahmad claimed three wickets apiece.

Off-spinner Richard Wilkinson took six for 50 to help Swaine dismiss Elland for 181 at Haigh Lane, Aussie Daniel Arms hitting 61 and Ashton Blakey 31.

Alex Morris then followed up on his Sykes Cup final heroics with 68 and SP Singh 54 not out to get Swaine home at 185-3.

Skipper Danny Glover and Liam Wiles had five wickets each as Kirkburton were bowled out for 86, Usman Malvi hitting 25 of those.

Dan Wood with 53 not out and Amar Rashid with 35 not out got Shepley over the line without losing a wicket.

Barkisland took a solid grip on third place in the table with a powerful eight-wicket win at Slaithwaite, who were sent reeling for 69 as Alex Scholefield took five for 49 and spinner Matt Steers three for five.

LJ Brown hit 34 in Barkisland’s successful reply.

The other top-flight matches were abandoned, which was a shame for Golcar skipper Steve Whitwam as he hit 103 not out in their 206-5 against Skelmanthorpe at Swallow Lane.

Skelmanthorpe had reached 67-3 when bad light forced an end.

Honley were on the verge of victory against Meltham when their game was called off at Far End Lane.

Simon Kelly hit 88 and Max Joice 50 not out in Honley 199-4 and Meltham were 150-9 when a halt was called, Kelly having taken four wickets and Aussie Jak Jowett three.

Shelley were 80-5 chasing Scholes’ 106 (Ibrar Younas six for 49) when it was called off at Chapelgate.

In the Jedi Sports Championship, Moorlands closed the gap to 11 points on leaders Broad Oak with a five-point win at home against Cawthorne, Andrew Fortis hitting 93 not out.

Marsden are just to points further adrift after beating Lascelles Hall.