IT was a miserable Saturday in the Halifax League Premier Division, with only the game between Warley and SBCI surviving.

The former made 249-4 before reducing their opponents to 140-8 to claim a winning draw, moving them within six points of second-placed Booth.

SBCI stay bottom, four points behind Shelf Northowram Hedge Top.

In the First Division, only the match at Mount, between themselves and Low Moor Holy Trinity, was called off without a ball being bowled.

Elsewhere, Luddendenfoot rattled up a massive 367-6 in their top-of-the table clash with Sowerby St Peter’s.

Leaders Sowerby never got close, shocked by the Luddendenfoot onslaught, and they were bowled out for just 218 in reply, as their lead at the top was cut to six points.

Great Horton Park Chapel were only too pleased to escape the Bradford rain at Oxenhope where they totalled 230-7 in their 45 overs.

Jonathan Phillips (62) and Baber Yaqoob (42 not out) were the top scorers, as Liam Witney (4-59) claimed the best bowling return.

Only three of third-placed Oxenhope top order scored in the thirties, as they fell to 167 all out.

Yaqoob, who completed a good all-round day with 4-48, helped his Horton side leapfrog the home team and they now sit in striking distance of the top two, nine points behind the Foot.

Upper Hopton, short of players due a Covid-19 case, could only manage 121-8 in their home match versus Clayton.

Both teams are struggling at the bottom end of the table and Sam Wilson’s 4-22 from his 12 overs was a welcome boost for the visitors.

That was followed by a match-winning third-wicket partnership of 77 runs between Connor Ambler (58 not out) and skipper Joseph Brown (56) as Clayton closed on 124-5 to move 14 points clear of the relegation places.

In the Second Division, Cullingworth's match with Outlane was called off due to an unfit ground, but lowly Leymoor made the long trip to Queensbury and eventually managed some cricket.

In a 26 overs-a-side encounter, Leymoor made 135-7 after being inserted, with four home bowlers sharing the wickets.

The hosts had no trouble in winning the match as Joshua Dougall (43 not out), Oliver Challis (41) and Joseph Clough (33) required only 17.2 overs to reach 136-2.