WRENTHORPE revived their All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League Championship Division One promotion challenge with a two-wicket win over leaders Methley on a day when second-placed Scholes suffered a dramatic one-run loss at Morley.

The results mean that Methley have 302 points and lead by three from Scholes, with Wrenthorpe a further 17 back with three games to play.

Methley's top-order batting failed to function as Jonathan Rudge (3-32) and Chris Leaf (2-39) struck crucial early blows.

Ashton Blakey (55) and Eddie Walmsley (46) fought hard to revive their side but a total of 194-8 proved insufficient against their old Central Yorkshire League rivals.

Opener Jordan Sleighthome led the successful run chase with 47, and was backed up by James Glynn (38) as Wrenthorpe eased home with two overs to spare.

Sohail Raz (3-31) and Marcus Walmsley (3-52) were the best of the Methley bowlers.

Morley stunned Scholes by managing to defend a meagre total of 127.

Only Luke Heinemann (36) and Sangeeth Cooray (33) looked at ease as James Stansfield (3-23) and Gareth Lee (3-32) found conditions to their liking.

After paceman Matthew Dowse (3-43) had claimed the first three wickets, skipper Ollie Halliday took over.

He claimed 4-26 and sealed his side's dramatic win when he trapped Ryan Robinson lbw with Scholes one run short of the Morley total.

Undercliffe's overseas player Anas Mahmood made his maiden century for the club in their 189-run win over Ossett.

Mahmood hit three sixes and 12 fours in his 113, and was joined in a second-wicket stand of 101 by skipper Scott Etherington (41).

Gulsheraz Ahmed continued the good work with 44 and Toby Thorpe scored 38 as Undercliffe posted an impressive 299-8, John Sadler being the most successful bowler with 3-60.

Gavin Goodlad (32) top-scored as Ossett were bowled out for 110 to lose by 189 runs.

Michael Kelsey was the pick of the bowlers with 5-22.

Bankfoot continued their recent good form with a two-wicket win over bottom team Birstall.

There is no keeping Bankfoot skipper James Lee out of the action.

He took 3-40 as Birstall were dismissed for 127 and made 35 as his side edged home.

Eric Austin was again top scorer for Birstall with 37 before he was run out.

Bankfoot looked in trouble when Sair ur Rehman (6-43) reduced them to 60-7, but Jawad Waheed (49) struck four sixes and five fours to completely change the complexion of the game.

The value of the win became clear when news filtered through that second-from-bottom Bowling Old Lane had beaten Gomersal by five wickets.

Zeeshan Haider sparkled with the ball, taking 6-27, and was well supported by Haroon Tariq (3-36) as Gomersal were bowled out for 143.

Skipper Graham Hilton (44), Nick Whitehill (31) and Joe Duffy (30) were responsible for the bulk of their side's runs.

Old Lane's aggressive opener Farakh Hussain blasted an unbeaten 81 as they kept their survival hopes alive.

They are 15 points behind Bankfoot with three games to play. Joel Pollard took (4-54) for Gomersal.

Skipper Simon Bailey hit his second century of the season as Baildon chased down Yeadon's 198-7 with three balls to spare.

Bailey's 109 not out contained four sixes and ten fours and helped his side recover from an unpromising 23-3.

Wicket-keeper Darren Wilson (42no) shared an unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 123 with Bailey.

Yeadon openers James Todd (65) and Jake Wray (62) had earlier put on 113, but their colleagues failed to capitalise as spinner Mushtaq Ahmed (4-33) and Mounam Ejaz (3-40) went to work.