KEIGHLEY, leaders of All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League Championship Division Two, were made to work hard for their three-wicket win over Brighouse.

All-rounder Deron Greaves top scored with 44, and was supported by Quadratullah Azizi (42) as Brighouse made 174 when they batted first, with Hammy Shahzad (4-30), Paul Quinlan (3-30) and Adam Greenwood (3-77) sharing the wickets.

Max Davidson (31) was top scorer as Keighley eased home, while Greaves followed up his good work with the bat by taking 3-42.

Bowling Old Lane skipper Farakh Hussain led from the front with a hard-hit 59 as they made 180 when they batted first against Spen Victoria.

Leg-spinner Alex Leadbeater returned his best figures of the season of 6-52, while Michael Flathers took 4-62.

Spen's fragile batting then crumbled again as they were all out for 104 as paceman Zeeshan Haider impressed with 5-31.

Wakefield St Michael's took another big step towards a second successive promotion with a six-wicket win over Birstall, which takes them 46 points clear of their rivals.

Opener Mark Atkinson produced another important innings for his side as he scored 80 in the successful pursuit of Birstall's 151.

He hit a six and 14 fours, while Peter Gregerson took all four wickets to fall at a personal cost of 40.

Birstall's batsmen had been kept in check, first by Tom Robinson (4-58) and Ollie Lightfoot (3-53).

Buttershaw St Paul's skipper James Sawyer produced the day's best bowling performance as he took 8-40 in his side's 55-run win over bottom team Liversedge.

St Paul's dismissed their rivals for 87 after making 142 when they batted first.

Ben Platt (40) was their top scorer as Graham Winn (3-44) and Ahmed Khan (3-31) led the Liversedge bowling effort.

Altofts continued their good run of form with a 62-run victory over Northowram Fields.

Once again, their batsmen set up the win.

Craig Wood (50), Luke Webb (41) and Farroukh Alam (39) helped them to a total of 247, despite the efforts of Josh Bennett-Kear (3-72), Will Parkin (3-66) and Jacob Slator (3-35).

Louis Cockburn top scored with 43 in Northowram Fields' reply of 185, with Tom Glover (3-43) and Wood (3-23) the key bowlers for Altofts.

Daniel White (49) helped Carlton to their six-wicket win over Hopton Mills.

Carlton had little trouble chasing down their opponents' score of 147 in which Umar Abbas scored 41.

Scott Douglas was the pick of the bowlers with 3-9.