OVERSEAS player Suleman Khan produced an impressive all-round performance as Lightcliffe inflicted another blow to relegation-threatened Bradford & Bingley.

Khan made 115 and followed up by taking 5-28 as his side eased to a 94-run win in their All Rounder Bradford Premier League Premier Division encounter.

Khan’s century, which included seven sixes and ten fours, helped his side recover from 49-4 to post a total of 256.

Opener Rhys Jowett (62) shared a fifth-wicket stand of 159 with Khan against a bowling attack in which paceman Jack Hartley (4-44) and spinner Bradley Reeve (4-79) enjoyed the most success.

Bradford & Bingley’s inconsistent batting form surfaced again as only opener Jonathan Whitehead (42) made an impression as they were bowled out for 162.

The result leaves second-from-bottom Bradford & Bingley two points adrift of Scholes, who suffered a 23-run defeat at second-placed Farsley.

It looked for a time as if Scholes might beat the title contenders for the second time this season when they reduced them to 128-8, with skipper James Stansfield taking 4-45.

Only a timely 48 not out from Matthew Lumb, who hit five sixes, enabled Farsley to reach a more challenging total of 187-8

Scholes battled hard when they batted but were bowled out for 164 as the Yorkshire duo of James Wainman (4-62) and James Logan (3-43) got to work. Opener Shoukat Ali (36) top-scored for Scholes.

There was no joy for rock-bottom East Bierley as they suffered a crushing 179-run defeat at the hands of table-topping New Farnley.

Opener Simon Lambert led the way for New Farnley with an unbeaten 110 as they compiled 252-4, with skipper Lee Goddard making 50 against his old club.

East Bierley’s crumbled to 73 all out as Ajmal Shahzad (4-13) and Andrew Brewster (4-25) wrapped up another 20 points for their side.

There’s just no stopping Cleckheaton.

They followed up their wins over New Farnley and Pudsey St Lawrence with a 90-run victory over fifth-placed Methley.

Nick Walker again played a key role by taking 5-54 as Methley were bowled out for 182 9 in reply to Cleckheaton’s 272-8.

Yorkshire player Tom Kohler-Cadmore took four fine catches as Cleckheaton moved up to seventh in the table.

Sohail Raz (37) top-scored for Methley after earlier taking 5-70 in a Cleckheaton innings which featured a season’s best 83 from opener Toby Thorpe and a brisk 59 from 32 balls by John Wood,

Opener Mark Robertshaw hit his first century of the season as Pudsey St Lawrence returned to winning ways with an 84-run triumph at Woodlands.

The left hander struck three sixes and nine fours, and his efforts were backed up by teenager Harry Cullingford (32) as St Lawrence made 235-7.

The Woodlands batting again proved fragile, with skipper Tim Jackson (35) top-scoring as they were bowled out for 151.

Jordan Thompson, who made his Yorkshire debut in the T20 Blast against Worcestershire last week, took 3-26.

Hanging Heaton were made to fight hard for their five-run win at Townville.

The home side looked well placed at 113-4 in reply to Hanging Heaton’s 206 but lost their last six wickets for 88 as they were bowled out for 201.

Richie Bresnan (56) and Connor Harvey (32) top-scored for Townville, while David Stiff (3-42) was the best of the Hanging Heaton bowlers.

Ismail Dawood (57) had revived the Hanging Heaton innings after Townville’s overseas player Shahid Nawaz (5-57) had struck early blows.