Hanging Heaton need 22 points from their last three games to retain their Second Teams Premier Division title despite suffering only their third defeat of the season.
East Bierley beat them by four runs with the highlight being a fourth wicket stand of 157 between Rob Barker (101no) and skipper Ross Monaghan (93) that rescued East Bierley from 15-3 and enabled them to go on and post a score of 223-4.
Barker struck three sixes and 12 fours, and his runs gave the East Bierley bowlers a challenging total to defend.
Hanging Heaton’s reply was led by Finnley Morgan (80) and Chris Goodair (30), but they fell just short of their target on 219-7.
Pudsey St Lawrence are now second after their 107-run win over relegation-threatened Lightcliffe. Dave Heslop stole the limelight with three sixes and 17 fours in a superb innings of 130. Skipper Brian Devine (52), Jonty Mighell (37) and Henry Walsh (36) weighed in with runs which boosted the score to 266-5.
If Heslop was the star performer with the bat, there was no doubting who was the pick of the bowlers. Ricky Priestley took 6-38 as Lightcliffe were dismissed for 159. Evan Edwards (56) and David Knight (35) were the top scorers.
St Lawrence climbed above Bowling Old Lane in the table after they suffered a 35-run defeat at home to Woodlands. Kieran Collins (89) and Tom Clee (55) added 116 for the fourth wicket after Jack Bleazard (45) had provided a sound base for an eventual total of 253-5.
Shahid Alishan (98) and Farhad Mir (30) were the key contributors as Old Lane were bowled out for 218 with Jack Bleazard taking 3-33.
Hanging Heaton now have 279 points while St Lawrence have 220 having played one game less. Old Lane are on 209 and New Farnley (200).
Morley bowled out New Farnley for 108 as they defeated them by six wickets. Chris Blakeney (4-39) and Andrew Kirkwood (4-25) did the damage. Kirkwood followed up with 38 as Morley bag the victory.
It was a different story on Sunday when a much-changed Morley side suffered a 214-run defeat at the hands of lowly Gomersal.
Liam Grant struck an unbeaten 167 and Lewis Edmond (127no) as Gomersal piled up a score of 373-2.
Grant’s innings contained four sixes and 18 fours while Edmond hit 19 fours as the pair shared an undefeated third wicket stand of 255 after Daniel Grant (38).
Morley were bowled out for 159 in reply with Gavin Goodlad making 58 and Kirkwood (33). Daniel Grant (3-24) and Jordan Bloom (3-53) helped Gomersal to seal a win which lifted them out of the relegation positions and took them six points ahead of Yeadon who had defeated them by five wickets on Saturday.
Teenage batsman Simeon Pickering caught the eye again with an unbeaten 71 as he and Ryan Mooney (50no) cashed in on the earlier work of Simon Curry (48) to enable their side to overhaul Gomersal’s score of 228-8.
Adam Ives (56), Jordan Bloom (43), Matthew Barnes (37), and Javid Umarji (33) were the main contributors for Gomersal as Patrick Parker picked up 3-47.
Vakas Mirza took 4-34 as Batley bowled out Bankfoot for 131 to secure a 110-run win. Half centuries from Zahoor Hassan (62) and Mohammed Al-Hayat (61) were built on by Mirza (37) as Batley made 241 batting first. Atta Ur-Rehman (4-63) and Haroon Iqbal (3-46) were Bankfoot’s best bowlers.
Baildon boosted their hopes of promotion by defeating Northowram Fields by eight wickets to climb into second place above Farsley who suffered a 100-run defeat against Carlton.
Daniel Metcalfe took 4-44 as Baildon dismissed their opponents for 134 despite a defiant 64 not out from Lewis Moore. Sam Woledge-Wilkinson (66) led Baildon to their target.
Daniel Wilbor made 105 and Spencer Hunt (78) i n a second wicket stand of 169 which helped Carlton to 235-6. Farsley struggled against Clark Harrison (5-47) and Gareth Rawlinson (3-35) as they were bowled out for 135.
Farsley's defeat was also capitalised on by Bradford & Bingley as they defeated Pudsey Congs by seven wickets.
Warren Allit (52no), Phil Broadley (45) and George Heartfield (34) helped them chase down the Pudsey Congs score of 156 which featured 58 from Babar Butt and 32 from his son Hassan as Archie Barraclough provided the main threat with 5-32.
Leaders Jer Lane bowled out a weakened Methley side for 99 with Nasir Chowdrey taking 3-26 and Haroon Mahmood (3-12) before romping home by 10 wickets with Dean Hans making 74no.
East Ardsley climbed out of the bottom two when they defeated bottom team Keighley by 133 runs on Saturday only to find themselves back in the relegation positions 24 hours later when Northowram Fields beat Cleckheaton by six wickets to go a point ahead of them.
Tom Daniels made an unbeaten 102 and shared an undefeated fifth wicket stand of 133 with Daniel McTiernan (70no) as East Ardsley scored 290-4, a total that included 61 from Oliver Appleyard. Adam Qurban hit 69 as Keighley were all out for 157, Appleyard taking 4-24.
James Ives returned impressive figures of 7-32 as Cleckheaton dismissed Great Preston for 99 on their way to an eight wicket win. Richard Young (43) was the only batsman to resist for long. Chris Dobson and Yusuf Malik both made 31 as Cleckheaton reached their target with two wickets down.
Twenty four hours later Cleckheaton were unable to defend a score of 184-7 as they went down by six wickets against Northowram Fields.
Steven Noble (67) and Malik (35) were their top scorers while James Norcliffe (54) and Steve Elliott (33) helped Northowram Fields to their much-needed win.
Leaders Hartshead Moor need 23 points from their remaining four games to secure promotion after recording two wins at the weekend.
After cruising to a nine wicket win over Birstall they overcame Altofts by 64 runs to open an 11-point lead over nearest challengers Townville.
Joe Bowman (4-39) and Adil Ladak (3-26) enabled them to bowl out Birstall for 71 before knocking off the runs for the loss of one wicket.
Bowman (36), Callum Heath (36no), Myles Brooke (32no) and Martin Ellis (31) helped them make 196-7 before restricting Altofts to 132-8. Joe Ellam made 45 as Robert Swift picked up 4-34.
Altofts did Hartshead Moor a favour on Saturday by inflicting a seven-wicket defeat on Townville.Sam Denison (52) and Jaymes Hollingworth (42no) helped their side overhaul the Townville total of 120/ Jack Sykes (32) top scored as David Robson took 3-43.
Townville got back on track on Sunday when they defeated Undercliffe by five wickets. Steve Walton (36) and Alfie McMillan (30no) top scored as Undercliffe's 111 was passed. Fin Walton (3-16) was the best Townville bowler.
Undercliffe had started the weekend with a 40-run win over Liversedge. Absar Hassan (5-37) and Mohammed Sudase (3-23) dismissed Liversedge for 159 when they replied to a total of 199 which featured 59 from Nick Sugden and 33 by Rayyan Azeem as Mohammed Lorgat (6-49) provided the main threat.
John Holland impressed with 7-56 as third placed Hopton Mills were bowled out for 135 as they suffered a nine wicket defeat against Wakefield St Michael's. Faraz Ahmed (49)top scored for Mills but lacked support. Lawrence Morton (73no) and Kristian Patel (51) eased St Michael's to victory.
Joe Wigglesworth made a battling 100 but could not save Wrenthorpe from defeat as they went down by nine runs replying to an Ossett score of 254-8. Muhammad Khan took 3-8 for Ossett.
Michael Edwards (96) and Bradley Wood (41) led the way for Ossett against a bowling attack in which Oliver Whyte (4-43) and Ben Purdy (3-48) returned the best figures.
Buttershaw St Paul's recorded the highest second team score of the season as they scored 400-7 as they defeated bottom team Crossbank Methodists by 304 runs.
Pritesh Lad showed no mercy for the Crossbank bowlers as he thrashed 12 sixes and 23 fours while making 183. It meant that 164 of his runs came in boundaries.
Charlie Leach (63) shared an opening stand of 263 with Lad, while Oliver Hague (53) added to Crossbank's suffering.
Joseph Hampshaw took 3-79 and made 63 of Crossbank's 96 as Jack Wilson (3-19) and Martin Rhodes (3-12) got to work.
Buttershaw St Paul's promotion challenge suffered a setback on Sunday when East Leeds defeated them by 82 runs to record their second victory of the weekend.
Their star performer was Shamoon Mushtaq who took 8-50 as Buttershaw St Paul's were bowled out for 213 after Shazaib Ayub (79), Shaan Ahmed (61), Rajab Ali (48) and Noor Ahmed (32) helped East Leeds to make 295-8 when they batted first.
Wilson (3-56) and Kian Phillipson (3-58) were the most successful Buttershaw bowlers while Chris Ignatowski (54), Luke Barker (43) and Wilson (35) were the best of their batsmen.
Rajab Ali took 4--48 and made 58 as East Leeds defeated Scholes by nine wickets on Saturday. Kamran Farooq (73) joined Ali in an opening stand of 130 as the Scholes score of 146 was overhauled. Ammar Ahmed made 39 for Scholes.
Ansar Mahmood (52), Sohail Akram (49) and Adnan Aamir (34no) helped leaders Brighouse to record a five wicket win over Heckmondwike & Carlinghow after bowling them out for 144. Imran Akhtar (44) top scored while Shahid Farooq took 3-29.
Hunslet Nelson are eight points behind Brighouse after edging to a three wicket win over Rodley. Bowlers Archie Haddon (4-37), Thomas Brooke-Mawson (3-30) and Joshua Morris (3-11) set up the win by bowling out Rodley for 120, Flinn Woodward-Chapman making 54.
Crossflatts continue to lose ground on the promotion chasers following a 64-run defeat by Spen Victoria.
Alex Leadbeater (73) and Oliver Davison (34) helped Spen Victoria to make 217-7 despite the efforts of Brian Freemanis (3-38).
Tom Greenwood made a battling 77 but lacked support as Crossflatts were all out for 153. Jonathan Elstub (3-3) and Thomas Burrow (3-63) posed the main threat.
Chris Sedgwick guided Windhill & Daisy Hill to a four wicket win over Gildersome & Farnley Hill. He took 3-47 to back up Owen Parker (3-30) as Gildersome & Farnley Hill made 161-9. Sedgwick followed up with 51 to help Windhill & Daisy Hill bag victory.