SECOND-placed Thornbury were in the runs in A Division of the Dales Council League.

Opener Kaleem Afzal made 130 not out and added 186 unbroken for the fourth wicket with Hamza Aftab (101no) in their 318-3 at Daleside Road before dismissing Bradford Moor for 178.

Halifax Direct also took a liking to the Smithy Lane wicket, making 260-8 (Mohammed Chaand 64, Zafar Iqbal 61, Syed Hassan Tahir 56) before dismissing Cookridge for a valiant 208 (Matthew Fletcher 48, Mohammed Iqbal 5-52).

However, Leeds Sikh maintained their lead when, after scoring 161, they bowled out Farsley for 89 (Vishal Pindolia 5-32) at Gledhow.

Woodhouse also topped 300, making 307 before bowling out New Wortley for 175 at Meanwood Road to stay third.

The match at High Royds was a contrast, with Crompark scoring a below-par 126 only to find that Leeds Caribbean struggled more against Syed Hashmi (5-29) and Intzar Mahmood (4-59) in making 103.

At Sands Lane, Savile Stars scored 191 (Abdullah Alikzoi 72) before Naseer Ahmed (4-19) and Syed Saqlain Shah (3-9) toppled Drighlington for 80.

In B Division, leaders Mayfield bowled out Leeds Sikh B for only 48 and replied with 50-3 at Mayfield Terrace. Sanam Mahmood (92) and Nazakhat Hussain (80) helped in-form Halifax Direct to an imposing 259-9 and then dismissed Cookridge B for only 41 at Karmand.

At Fulneck, Pudsey St Lawrence made 201 (Jacob McDonald 59, Sam McEvoy 41, Matt Kirkham 4-33) and then bowled out Adel for 161.

The bottom two clubs met at Richmond House School, with St Chads Broomfield making 106 (Joshua Wilmer 44) before Muff Field replied with 107-4 (Karl Burkinshaw 36no).

Lack of players caused Pudsey Congs to concede to Baildon and Drighlington B to Thornbury B.

In C Division, One Stop were in the runs at Low Springs, Basharat Mahmood (64) and Natesh Prabhu Murugesan (51no) helped them to 247-7 before castling Mayfield B for 80 to maintain their unbeaten record.

At the Scott Hall Oval, Neil Smith took 7-51 to help dismiss Leeds Caribbean B for 145, Tong Park Esholt replying with 146-5 to move back to second.

Shipley Providence also moved up a place after scoring 210-7 (Elangovan Balakrishnan 59, Harris Siddique 51no, Sam Holmes 4-47) and then dismissing Baildon B for only 64 (Rajakrishnan Rajadurai 6-24) at Salts Sports.

At Sunnybank, Muff Field B made 161 (Talha Bismillah 60, Steve Broadbent 54, Adrian Kilvington 7-51) but Cookridge C scrambled home with 162-9 (Mahsood Akhtar 46).

Morley’s bye caused them to drop from second to fourth.