FOURTH-placed Farsley added another twist to the race for the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League Premier Division title with a hard-earned four-wicket win over leaders New Farnley.

The victory revived the Red Lane club’s own championship ambitions and enabled Pudsey St Lawrence, nine- wicket winners at Townville, to move into top spot with 257 points.

They lead New Farnley by three points, with defending champions Hanging Heaton a further two points back after their nine-wicket win over Scholes, while Farsley are 12 points off the lead.

New Farnley simply had no answer to Farsley’s opening bowler Chris Henry.

The seamer took 5-47 as the visitors were bowled out for 118 after electing to bat first.

South African Pat Kruger backed up Henry with 3-36.

Farsley didn’t have things all their own way and were reduced to 18-4 before Dan Hodgson (48) and James Logan (32no) ensured that they secured the win as paceman Andrew Brewster took 3-20.

Townville must have regretted their decision to bat first as they slipped to 26-5 against Pudsey St Lawrence, and only a determined 40 from Conor Harvey saw them to a total of 123.

Yorkshire’s Jordan Thompson was the pick of the bowlers with 3-25.

An unbroken second-wicket stand of 104 between opener Mark Robertshaw (71no) and Charlie Best (33no) carried St Lawrence to victory.

Scholes were the third top-flight side to be bowled out cheaply after winning the toss.

They were dismissed for 112 at Hanging Heaton, where spinner Callum Geldart took 5-34 and Tom Chippendale 4-27.

Opener Gary Fellows (61no) and Ben Kohler-Cadmore (44) took their side to within two runs of victory before being parted.

Yorkshire’s Matthew Waite (73) and Jordan Laban (52no) shared a third-wicket partnership of 119 as fifth-placed Methley overcame East Bierley by seven wickets.

East Bierley were dismissed for 174, with Danish Hussain and Raheel Ahmed both making 43.

The most successful Methley bowler was Adal Islam (4-28), while paceman Waqas Ahmed took 3-50.

Woodlands skipper Tim Jackson made a fine 102 and was joined in an opening stand of 185 by Sam Frankland (94) as his side made 251-6 on their way to a 150-run win over relegation-threatened Bradford & Bingley.

Jackson hit a six and 12 fours as he set the tone for a dominant performance, with Bingley then being dismissed for 101.

Off spinner Kez Ahmed found conditions to his liking with 5-20.

Cleckheaton made it four wins in five games as they defeated Lightcliffe by 102 runs.

Nick Walker was again in the thick of the action with 67, while Tayyab Tahir (50) and John Wood (43no) helped their side post a score of 254-8.

Yassir Abbas, whose 3-46 haul included the wicket of Yorkshire opener Tom Kohler-Cadmore for one, and Suleman Khan (3-60) were Lightcliffe’s best bowlers.

Left-arm spinner Andrew Deegan took 5-28 as Lightcliffe were bowled out for 152.

Their top scorer was Jonathan Wilson with 31.