Leaders Pudsey St Lawrence and Morley were the day’s big winners as the weather took its toll on the fixtures.
St Lawrence inflicted a second-successive defeat on Hanging Heaton by seven wickets and that enabled the 2015 Division Two champions Morley to take second place from them with a three-wicket triumph at New Farnley.
Both matches were 25 over contests and champions St Lawrence extended their 100 per cent record to five matches with some ease as they opened an 18-point gap at the top.
Hanging Heaton lost wickets in their pursuit of quick runs and were bowled out in 20.3 overs for 106. They looked like being dismissed for an even smaller score when leg spinner Tom Hudson (3-18) took three wickets in five balls to reduce them to 83-9. Last man Dan Busfield pushed the score past the 100 mark with an unbeaten 16.
St Lawrence lost the reliable Mark Robertshaw to an early run out but Barrie Frankland (51no) and Adam Waite (31) ensured they reached their target with four overs to spare.
Morley secured their third win in five matches by chasing down New Farnley’s 156-9 with four balls to spare.
Overseas player Kashif Naveed was a key figure for Morley. He took 4-23 with his left-arm spin and made 37 in the successful run chase.
Henry Rush (25), George Robson (23) and Ben Jenkinson (20no) all played their part for Morley as they inflicted a third defeat on third-bottom New Farnley.
The home side had built their total around the contributions of Nick Walker (35), Richard Atkins (28) and Lee Goddard (27).
The match between Farsley and Cleckheaton was interestingly poised when rain brought it to a close with 14 overs to play.
Cleckheaton were 71-5 with off 20 overs as they replied to a Farsley total of 166-7 in a 34 overs match. Yorkshire’s James Wainman was the main threat with 3-29.
A fourth-wicket stand of 65 between Dan Hodgson (44) and Ryan Cooper (37) was a key element in the Farsley innings as was the late hitting of Chris Henry, who smashed four sixes as he made 32 from just 13 balls.
Curtis Free, who like Wainman will play for the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League against a Yorkshire XI on Thursday evening at Pudsey Congs, took 3-54.
The clash between last season’s Priestley Cup finalists Bradford & Bingley and Lightcliffe was abandoned early in the Lightcliffe innings as they replied to Bradford & Bingley’s 154-6.
After a delayed start, the 30 over contest was hit by further rain stoppages. The first came just nine overs into the game with Bradford & Bingley 47-0. When play resumed, Lightcliffe hit back with Rob Burton taking three wickets in five balls to reduce them to 52-3. Burton’s victims included the big-hitting Noman Ali who hit six sixes in an over in last Sunday’s Priestley Cup win over Liversedge.
Opener Jack Edgar (68no) and Martin Walker (32) led a revival as Bradford & Bingley posted a total of 154-6. Burton finished with 3-23. Lightcliffe were 11-1 off 5.2 overs when play was abandoned.
The bottom two, East Bierley and Scholes saw their respective matches at home to East Bierley and away to Pudsey Congs abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Idle were the only side to record a win as they defeated Liversedge by 40 runs to record their first victory of the season.
Opener Mohammed Rafiq dominated the Idle innings in the 30 over contest. He made 98 from 87 balls, with three sixes and ten fours and helped his side to make 141-5. William Atkin was the pick of the Liversedge bowlers with 3-29.
Liversedge could oinly manage 101-9 in reply as Altaf Mohammad picked up 3-25.Paul Marlow, who hit a century in his side's Priestley Cup defeat at Bradford & Bingley on Sunday, followed up with 38.
Hunslet Nelson's 22-year-old Australian Chris Anderson played the innings of the day. He made an unbeaten 119 which contained four sixes and 19 fours, as he helped his side to make 167-7 at Saltaire. The pick of the home bowlers was leg spinner Tanzeel Altaf (3-55). Only nine overs were possible in the Saltaire innings and they were 24-2 when play was brought to an early close.
Leaders Batley looked to be on course for a fifth win when rain halted their pursuit of Yeadon's 146-9 with them on
120-5. Scott Price (36) top scored for Yeadon as Muhammed Hafeez and Tariq Hussain both returned figures of 3-42.
Tariq Mehboob (37) and Asif Ayub (28no) helped their side to 120-5 in 19 overs at which point the rain halted the run chase.
Undercliffe were poised for victory at Keighley when the rain washed away their hopes with five overs of the game remaining.
Keighley were labouring on 158-5 in reply to Undercliffe's 235-7, des[pite the efforts of Jonathon Wilkinson (41no) and Ben Hastie (40),
A third-wicket stand of 113 between in-form Gulsheraz Ahmed (63) and Michael Loubser (48) helped Undercliffe build on the good work of opener Toby Thorpe (41).
Birstlall's New Zealander Alexander Debs took 5-47 before their game at Ossett was washed out with the home side 111-7 after 23 overs. Shabir Rashid made 33 and Harvey Anerson (32).
Townville stole a march on their promotion rivals as they dodged the showers and recorded a comprehensive 117-run win over Brighouse.
Jack Hughes clontinued his impressive start to the season by taking 5-7 in nine overs as Brighouse were skittled out for 48 in reply to Townville's 165-7 in the 30 over contest.
Hughes had earlier top scored with 42 as he and Australian Maltthew Bremner (33) helped their side build their match-winning total despite the efforts of Dannyaal Ahmed (3-27)
Spen Victoria were the only other team in the division to record a win as they defeated Hartshead Moor by eight wickets.
New Zealander Nic Montgomery made an unbeaten 86 and shared a second-wicket stand of 132 with skipper Ollie Davison (50), as Spen Victoria overhauled the Hartshead Moor score of 152-6.
Opener Craig Field (80no) top scored for Hartshead Moor who are languishing at the bottom of the table. Brad Davis took 3-35 for Spen Victoria.
Promotion-chasing Methley were thwarted by the rain. Opponents Gomersal were 27-1 in 11 overs when play was halted. There was a similar amount of action at Hopton Mills where the home side were 12-0 against Wrenthorpe, and Altoft's were 19-1 after ten overs when play was abandoned in their clash with Bowling Old Lane.
Bankfoot made 199 in their game with Carlton thanks to Shoukat Ali (44) former Yorkshire player Neil Nicholson (43no) and Kamran Siddique (35). The pick of the Carlton bowlers were Farrukh Alam (4-42) and Joshua Thurwell (3-45). The visitors were 34-1 after six over and making good progress when play had to be abandoned.
There were wins for Crossbank Methodist and East Ardsley as the rain led to the abandonment of the remaining four fixtures.
East Ardsley's batsmen looked in good nick as they compiled a score of 200-6 in 36 overs against Rodley. Luke Sandy (55), Julian Smith (49) and Haseen Bashir (46) led the way before Rodley were restricted to 95-9 to complete a
Crossbank's second win of the season came at the expense of Oulton. They made 120-7 in their 20 over contestwith Frederik Ras making 38. Oulton, despite Jonathan Henshaw's 52 and Matthew Boucher's 37, finished on 109-5
Jackson Freeman made an unbeaten 92 for Great Preston in their clash with Northowram Fields. His runs helped them total 154 in 42 over . Their hosts were 119-5 after 22 overs when rain washed away the prospects of any further play. Majid Jahangir (46) and Ben Grech (42) top scored for Northowram Fields.
East Leeds batted the full 50 overs as they made 202-8 against Gildersome. John Gomersall led the way with 49 while Dean Atkinson scored 32no. Gildersome were 116-5, 20 overs into their reply, when the weather spoilt any prospect of a positive result.
There wasn't a ball bowled in the match between Heckmondwike & Carlinghow and Wakefield St Michael's, while Azaad made 25-0 in seven overs before their fixture against Adwalton was abandoned.