HARTSHEAD Moor are reaping the benefits from the return to the club of former Yorkshire and Scotland opening bowler Iain Wardlaw.

He took 5-30 as the leaders bowled out Hunslet Nelson for 128 on their way to a seven-wicket success – their fourth of the campaign in the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League Championship Two Division.

Patrick Hinchliffe battled hard for 50 but lacked support as Nelson were dismissed for a total they were always going to find hard to defend.

Opener Craig Field led the successful run chase with an unbeaten 70 as Moor extended their lead to 13 points.

Buttershaw St Paul’s lost for the first time this season as they went down to a six-wicket defeat against Liversedge.

They were made to pay for failing to post a challenging total when they batted first.

The experienced Tosh Baker (44) and Ben Platt (31) tried to rally their side but a score of 138 was below par.

Asid Ali (4-22) and Steve Lane (3-48) were the pick of the Liversedge bowlers.

Opener Alan Sumner made sure there were no slip ups from Liversedge, hitting a six and 12 fours in his 66.

Northowram Fields are level on points with St Paul’s after a seven-wicket win over Brighouse

Zafar Khan (3-21) and Josh Bennett Keer (3-41) did much of the hard work as Brighouse were bowled out for 127, with Adil Mehmood hitting a defiant 51.

Northowram were guided towards their modest victory target by Ajantha Weerappuli (37) as Mehmood (3-40) claimed all the wickets to fall.

An unbroken fifth-wicket partnership of 158 between George Deegan (95no) and Chris Allen (85no) enabled Spen Victoria to recover from 18-3 to chase down a Hopton Mills total of 225-9 to win by six wickets.

Left-arm spinner Danny Cross had earlier taken 5-27 as Hopton Mills’ progress was checked after solid knocks from John Bowett (49) and Ashley Mackereth (47).

Keighley suffered their first defeat of the season when they went down to a one-wicket defeat at Carlton.

Their total of 159 just wasn’t enough as Carton edged home.

Adam Hayton’s innings of 49 proved crucial as Keighley bowlers Matthew Haines (4-46) and Andrew Wear (3-20) tried their hardest to turn the game in their side’s favour.

Wear (35) and Nathan Storton (30) were the main contributors for Keighley against a bowling attack in which Joshua Thurwell (4-33) and Nick Busby (3-45) prospered.

Idle registered their first win of the season when they squeezed home by two wickets at Altofts with 17 balls to spare.

Tahseen Suleman (41no) and Arbaab Hussain (37) were the key figures as Idle overhauled Altofts' 194.

The highlight of the Altofts innings was a second-wicket partnership of 113 between Adam Perry (59) and Kristian Miller (53), Deron Greaves taking 3-37 for Idle.