Shepley lost but still stayed joint top of the Drakes Huddersfield League Premiership after a rain-hit latest programme of matches.

Shepley came up short of their revised target at Armitage Bridge but claimed two points, the same as Delph who didn't play.

Slaithwaite didn’t play but are two points ahead of Moorlands, who picked up six points, in the Jedi Sports Championship.

And Mirfield Parish Cavaliers are now nine points clear in the Cedar Court Conference after beating Hall Bower.

Only two results were achieved under the rain rule in the top flight, but they were enough for newly-promoted Armitage Bridge to move up to joint fourth and Golcar to move up a couple of places.

Andy Gledhill’s Armitage Bridge hosted previous co-leaders Shepley and posted 202-7 which was revised to 188. Shepley closed eight runs short with eight down.

Against Elland, Golcar restricted the home side to 136-7 in 32 overs at Hullen Edge, former Golcar player Muhammad Ali top scoring with 42 and Steve Whitwam picking up three for 34.

The total was revised to 127 and Golcar got home in 28 overs at 128-6, with Dan Woodhead on 35 not out.

Honley had reached 101-3 at Skelmanthorpe when their game was called off, while Delph had made only 21-0 at Shelley when the covers went on for the last time.

Kirkburton had reached 17-0 when bad weather brought a halt at Cawthorne, while there was no play at all at Hoylandswaine and Broad Oak.

In the Championship, Moorlands chased down a revised total of 77 with no wickets down to take six points aganst Lascelles Hall, who had been bowled out for 105 with Darrell Sykes taking a superb eight for 60 in 13.3 overs.

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Andrew Fortis (40 not out) and Chris Stott (34 not out) made short work of the reply, getting Moorlands home in just 8.2 overs.

Meltham scored a three-wicket victory at Kirkheaton, bowling out the hosts for 122 before scoring 124-7.

Marsden reached 111-9 at Thongsbrdge before rain forced their call-off.

There was a ton for Kiwi Cameron Neal in the Conference as Lepton’s abandoned match at home to Upperthong.

He hit 110 not out in Lepton’s 50-over total of 274-5, but Upperthong didn’t get chance to reply.

Nazar Hussain top scored with 88, while Tim Orrell hit 60 and David Bolt 51 as leaders Mirfield Parish Cavaliers totalled 307-6 in 47 overs against Hall Bower.

The total was revised to 190, with the Bower reaching 108-8 in 23 overs with Russ Evans scoring 40 at the top of the order and Faisar Siddiq 44.