Tom Burkinshaw took four wickets to help new club Shepley topple rivals Broad Oak in the first big showdown of the Drakes Premiership season.

The two co-leaders along with Delph – who also won – met at Marsh Lane, where Shepley were indebted to 77 from Dan Wood in reaching 172 all out.

Alex Slack and Daniel Taylor picked up three wickets apiece as the Oak gave themselves a chance of maintaining their 100% start to the campaign.

They fell 25 runs short, however, thanks to Burkinshaw and his colleagues, with Jack Hargreaves (39) and Kiwi Henry Cooper (30) the only batsmen making genuine inroads.

Lancashire’s Arron Lilley sparkled with another century, this time 109, to guide Delph to a three-wicket victory over Scholes at Huddersfield Road.

Benji Birkhead hit 65, Tom Chadwick 45, Tom Brook 35 and Alex Clegg 31 not out as Scholes totalled 262-6, Greg Buckley and Lilley keeping a decent lid on it for the home side.

Chris Laker gave Delph a solid start with 48 while Graeme Simpson laid anchor with 38, but it was Lilley who regularly cleared the ropes to keep Delph on track, hitting seven fours and 10 sixes before eventually being out with the game won.

Off-spinner Tom MacRury was the best of the Scholes bowlers with three for 63.

Barkisland moved nicely up to fourth, on the heels of third-placed Broad Oak, with a two-wicket victory at home to Elland, who totalled 178 thanks to 45 from Robyn Broom, Alex Scholefield claiming six for 62.

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Barkisland got home thanks to 60 from Alex Kaye and 36 from Zimbabwe signing Gary Chirimuuta.

Hoylandswaine are poised in fifth after a comfortable victory at Skelmanthorpe.

Gharib Nawaz hit 70 and Ben Potter 63 as Swain reached 280-9, while the home side fell for 139 with Ibrar Younas and Iqbal Javed taking three wickets apiece.

Armitage Bridge hit 260-3, with Kiwi Jaycob Curtling 97 not out, to condemn Honley to another defeat.

Honley were held at 192-9 in reply thanks to Curtling taking three wickets and Danny Moorhouse four for 28.

Kirkburton and Golcar were the other top-flight winners.

Kirkburton batted first and got 265-6, with Sam Evans' 50 coming off 107 balls in 137 minutes, with six fours and a six.

Chavez Younes then accelerated the scoring with 50 off just 30 balls in 32 minutes, including five fours and three sixes.

His eventual 77 not out was off 41 balls in 49 minutes, with a further two fours and two sixes.

Shelley made 201-9 in reply, with Hasnat Yousef and Louis Sykes both hitting half centuries.

There were three centuries scored in the Jedi Sports Championship.

Scott Richardson hit 131 in Holmfirth's narrow win at Marsden.

Richard Marshall hit 115 as Thongsbridge totalled 326 at Clayton West.

Rohan Randhawa had 74 and Tom Raven-Hill 63, despite Kyle Hitchman taking seven for 62.Hitchman then hit 94, but they fell well short on 199.

And Brad Birkhead hit 106 and Jacob Waterson 87 as Rastrick put up 271-5 to knock over home side Meltham, who made 222 in reply (Darren Hinchliffe on 60).