JER Lane will not be leaving the Spenser Wilson Halifax League as Premier Division champions.

With one match remaining, Booth have retained their top-flight title, winning it for the ninth time in their history.

In their precipitation-defying victory at Sowerby St Peter’s, Booth moved to 197 points, leaving Bradford League-bound and weather-affected Jer Lane (184 points) to claim the runners-up spot.

At St Peter’s, in a match reduced to 26 overs per team, the home side  posted 102-8, Matthew Hoyle’s 28 not out lifting them from 62-6.

Booth found batting a little easier as Robert Laycock (22) and Hasnain Wajid (42) put together a stand of 53 to set up a six-wicket win with more than four overs to spare, sparking the champion's celebrations.

Only a few overs were possible in Jer's home match against SCBI, who had reached 16-0 when the umpires called it a day.

Queensbury were already confirmed as the one team to be relegated.

In the completely opposite vein, there was a massive anti-climax to the season in the First Division with no play possible anywhere.

Bridgeholme, in particular, will be cursing Mother Nature.

Needing to beat Cullingworth in what in essence was a promotion decider, they had to settle for third place, watching their opponents clinch the title without a ball being bowled.

Southowram claimed the other promotion spot, while Stones will be playing in the lower division next season.

With all matches failing to start in the Second Division, the race to accompany promoted champions Illingworth St Mary’s goes into the final Saturday.

Bradshaw are in pole position, ten points ahead of third-placed Clayton, with Bradshaw at home to Greetland and Clayton entertaining Outlane.