KEIGHLEY made a deserved return to Bradford Premier League Championship One without bowling a single ball.

Their game at leaders Wakefield St Michaels had to be abandoned due to the rain, even though this was potential bad news as regards winning the division as Wakefield maintain their 11-point advantage.

The abandonment means that third-placed Buttershaw St Pauls are now unable to catch the Lawkholme Laners.

Both Keighley and Wakefield deservedly win promotion; they have both shown how to win tight matches throughout the season and will look forward to contesting a much harder Championship One in the 2019 season.

The race for the title will at least go down to the last weekend of the season, but it is massively in Wakefield’s favour.

Keighley travel to Northowram Fields on Saturday basically needing to win with full points and hoping that Wakefield slip up away at Hopton Mills.

Meanwhile, Keighley’s seconds were confirmed as Championship Two champions this Saturday when not a single ball was bowled at home to Scholes.

The unseasonable weather never relented, and the game was abandoned early.

Keighley’s only rivals for the title, Northowram Fields, attempted to get their game started, but this was also abandoned, meaning they are now unable to catch the Lawkholme Laners on the last game of the season.

The seconds entertain Northowram this coming weekend at Lawkholme when they will be presented with the trophy.