NIKKI Hutchinson has found some form at last for Thornton in the ENCO Halifax League.

He made 94 in their 230-8 in the Premier Division home game against Triangle, and five other batters chipped in.

The visitors started well and were 104-1 but then collapsed to 164 all out as Om Behera (5-24) and Josh Hutchinson (4-29) cleaned up.

Great Horton Park Chapel scored 185-8 at home to SBCI but, not for the first time this season, they were reliant on skipper Adam Beesley (65), together with Marshall Grieve (50), for the majority of their runs.

Alex Scholefield (109no) and Adam Fawcett (66no) then responded with the league’s best opening partnership of the season as SBCI won by ten wickets.

In the First Division, the evergreen Michael Midwood hit his best score for Blackley, hammering 110 not out of their 260-5 against Low Moor Holy Trinity.

The visitors’ reply had a nightmare start at 24-5 and 68-7 before skipper Lee Broadbent hit a belligerent 70 and Stuart Fenton 46, but it was not enough to prevent Blackley gaining revenge for last week’s defeat in the reverse fixture at 153 all out.

There was a massive team effort by Clayton’s batters in their home encounter against Sowerby St Peter’s.

Unbelievably, ten of their 11 batters reached double figures, led by Joseph Brown (48), in a score of 244.

Sowerby, however, were equal to the challenge, with Aiden Greeen (50no) and Gavin Hayes (41no) seeing them home from 182-6 as Clayton used seven bowlers to no avail.

Queensbury’s season continues to disappoint, and their latest setback came at Greetland, where the home side inserted the visitors and required only 31 overs to bowl them out for 120, Waqas Ali’s analysis being 12-4-29-7.

The home team took maximum points at 121-3 as Adil Hanif scored 41 not out.

The constant switching of positions in the top four allowed Oxenhope to move into second place, for the first time, with an 83-run win at home to Shelf Northowram Hedge Top.

Batting first, the Keighley team had three half-centurions as Rohid Ali (71), Harris Rowlett (53) and Daniel Scott (51no) featured in a score of 261-7, with Liam Dimbleby taking 4-80.

Only Amit Kaushik (57) could equal the three fifties, and with Scott adding 5-59 to his batting effort, SNHT closed on 178 and remain in relegation trouble.

In the Second Division, Leymoor produced their best batting performance for some time when, at home, they ran Mount very close in a match where 542 runs were scored.

Mount made 274-9, with Mahmadbhai Makda (77), Javed Patel (65) and Suleman Rawat (59) leading the scoring.

Leymoor put up a tremendous chase against the surprised visitors, with Glen Barnard (67) and Jack Smyly (57) being supported by five others in reaching 268-6 before running out of overs.

Mahmad Kayat took 4-80 as Mount went back to the top of the table – just.

At 84-1, Augustinians appeared to be en route to a good score at Cullingworth, but they lost their remaining nine wickets for only 36 runs, with Elliot Robinson (4-10) and Jack Rogers (4-34) the chief wicket-takers.

Cullingworth, in the shape of James Bloodworth (48) and Michael Dennison (41no), had the match won in the 19th over at 121-2.

Stones scored 183 at Upper Hopton, who had three bowlers with three wickets.

In response, the home club produced a better performance than of late and, with Thomas Wilson (61) and Joseph Woodhouse (46) leading the way, they won by four wickets at 186-6.