THE race for promotion from the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League Championship Division One continues to be full of twists and turns, with Wrenthorpe reviving their challenge as Methley slipped up again yesterday.

Wrenthorpe defeated Gomersal by 220 runs as Methley suffered a five-run defeat at Undercliffe.

It leaves Methley seven points behind leaders Scholes, who crushed a weakened Ossett side by 246 runs, with Wrenthorpe a further ten points back.

Luke Patel suffered the anguish of being dismissed on 99 as he helped Wrenthorpe towards the day's highest score of 330-6.

Patel was joined in a second-wicket stand of 163 by Andrew Bourke (81), which provided the platform for Wrenthorpe's big total.

Matthew Race (42) and Matt Holstein (38no) joined in the fun as the Gomersal bowlers were made to toil in the September sun.

Skipper Graham Hilton was again the mainstay of the Gomersal innings and carried his bat for 54, but he lacked support and his side were bowled out for 110.

Jonathan Rudge (3-42), Matt Holstein (3-27) and Matthew Race (3-7) took the bowling honours.

Methley won't want to return to Undercliffe in a hurry.

Beaten there in the Priestley Cup final by New Farnley last Sunday, they lost another close encounter to the host club.

Replying to an Undercliffe score of 236, Methley were restricted to 231-9.

Despite the efforts of Muhammad Akhlaq (45) and Sohail Raz (41), they fell just short as spinner Amir Hussain took 4-35.

The Undercliffe innings was dominated by a fine century from Gulsheraz Ahmed.

He made 105, a knock laced with four sixes and 14 fours, while wicket-keeper Luke Holroyd made a crucial 46.

Raz (3-37) and Marcus Walmsley (3-50) were the pick of the bowlers.

Opener Sam Gatenby hit a maiden Bradford Premier League century to propel Scholes towards their 319-3.

Gatenby struck 16 fours and, after sharing an opening stand of 96 with Shoukat Ali (58), was joined in a second-wicket alliance of 154 by overseas player Akbar Badshah, who made 75.

Ossett plunged to 27-8 before finally being bowled out for 73. Left-armer Christian Jackson impressed with 6-21.

Bowling Old Lane improved their chances of avoiding relegation with a two-wicket win at Yeadon, who have been dragged deeper into the scrap at the bottom.

Old Lane (165) remain in the bottom two and are just four points behind Yeadon, with Ossett a further six in front of them.

Khalid Bilal took 5-31 as Old Lane bowled out Yeadon for 144, with opener Steve Simpson top-scoring with 39.

Bilal followed up with a top score of 42 as Old Lane edged home to what could prove to be an important win. Michael Hunter took 4-80 for Yeadon.

Baildon showed no mercy for a Birstall side destined to be relegated to Championship Division Two as they beat them by seven wickets.

Spinners Mushtaq Ahmed (5-24) and skipper Simon Bailey (3-39) were the star turns as Birstall were bowled out for 127.

Rishy Limbechaya (39) and Ian Carradice (35) were the top scorers.

Jonny Reynolds then hit an unbeaten 53 as Baildon cruised to their target.

Bankfoot continued their revival with an 18-run win over Morley.

Skipper James Lee was again in match-winning form as he took 7-61 to help dismiss Morley for 142.

Colin Nuthall (43) and Luke Heinemann (35) were Morley's top scorers.

Opener Micky Hutchins played the decisive innings as Bankfoot made 160 when they batted first.

Paceman Matthew Dowse continued his good form with 5-43, while spinner Dave Nebard took 4-26.