IN the Halifax League Premier Division, leaders Triangle racked up a mammoth target of 310-8 against neighbours Sowerby Bridge, before skittling their opponents for just 72.

The victory saw Triangle extend their lead at the top to 13 points, as both Booth and Warley were out of action due to a Covid-19 problem.

Do not count out Bradford side Thornton just yet though, who continue to climb the table after an indifferent start to the campaign.

Their batting scorecard returned to some normality at home to Bradshaw, after a series of poor performances, with all the six batsmen used hitting double figures.

Josh Hutchinson (108 not out) was back to form as Ben King (55) anchored an innings of 257-4.

Bradshaw made a brave attempt at the chase but were always behind the clock and closed 33 runs short on 224-9.

After their recent improvement, Shelf Northowram Hedge Top fell back into their old ways in the home match with Copley.

Oliver Thorpe took a league-season best of 8-40 as the strugglers were bundled out for 87, with Copley subsequently coasting to a 10-wicket win.

Mytholmroyd’s innings of 202 all out was not enough at home to SBCI, with the visitors chasing that down to win by four wickets.

Relegation-threatened Blackley grabbed a two-wicket victory over Illingworth St Mary's, who continue to slide out of title contention.

Oxenhope’s batsmen were in good form in their First Division home encounter with Clayton as Chris Kibble (61 not out) and Lewis Hopkinson (51) were among seven in double figures in a score of 260-9.

Mitesh Mistry took 4-47 but his team fell 69 runs short of the target when batting.

The top scorer was Sam Wilson (42) but it was not enough as Daniel Scott claimed 4-43.

Sowerby St Peter’s won the top-of-table clash at Great Horton Park Chapel - but only just.

The visitors were inserted and scored 186-9 thanks to a stunning 83 not out down the order from Lyndon Baxter.

Dominic Anderson (5-47) had previously removed five of those first six wickets to fall.

The Horton innings was much more of a steady approach, headed by Christopher Brown (41), but when Harry Clarke, the fifth bowler used, was introduced into the Sowerby attack, problems ensued and soon the score read 136-9.

There was still time for a final twist in the tail as Anderson chipped in with 39 not out but Great Horton still fell six runs short at 180 all out.

Low Moor Holy Trinity's clash with high-flying Luddendenfoot was postponed due to Covid precautions, while the relegation battle between Mount and Upper Hopton was a sensational one.

Mount were bundled out for just 62 but somehow scrambled to victory, as their opponents fell three runs short.

In the Second Division, Stones suffered a shock two-wicket defeat at Augustinians, who won their first match of the season in a low-scoring thriller.

And in a day of surprises, leaders Greetland lost for the first time, at Queensbury by five wickets.

The visitors batted first and, unusually, were bowled out in only 38.2 overs for 193 runs.

The home team’s win was in the main then thanks to skipper Oliver Challis (72) and Steven Priestley (44) and finished off, in a rare first team appearance, by Phil Sharples (24 not out) for a winning total of 196-5.

Bradley & Colnebrige had a 104-run win over visiting Old Town, while at Outlane, the hosts took only 27.2 overs to chase down a Leymoor score of 159-9 to win by five wickets.

Southowram won by 102 runs against Bridgeholme, to reduce the gap to leaders Greetland to just 18 points.