Fellows leads way to put the title in sight

Solly Central Yorkshire WRENTHORPE need just nine points from their last four league matches to be certain of lifting the Premier Division title for the first time since 2006.

Unbeaten Wrenthorpe's five-wicket win at Methley put them 16 points clear of New Farnley who they host in a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.

Joe Ellis (3-24) and David Paynter (2-18) restricted last year's champions Methley to 136-9.

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Captain Gary Fellows hit an unbeaten 78 to take his tally to 930 league runs this season as Wrenthorpe won.

New Farnley clinched CYL's second spot in the Yorkshire Council Championship play-offs first round on August 29 by beating Wakefield St Michael's by 39 runs.

Ossett and Liversedge improved their chances of avoiding relegation by beating fellow strugglers.

Altofts slipped to their 11th defeat in 12 games when they lost by nine runs at Ossett.

Charles Orme (6-47) sent Altofts collapsing from 93-4 to 120 all out after Myles Robinson (4-31) and Asim Khan (3-27) had toppled Ossett for 129.

Liversedge climbed off the foot of the table when David Bolt (37), Shoaib Khan (4-29) and Simon Purdy (4-20) gave them the edge at Batley.

Mohammed Tahir (33) and Huzaifah Patel (3-33) were Batley's best performers.

Sam Tee (77no) steered Wakefield Thornes to a six-wicket win against Birstall who were limited to 176-8 by Derek Colquhoun (4-46) and Matthew Varley (3-25). Rob Peregrine (73no) and Stewart Clifton (42) led Birstall's scoring.

Division One leaders Hunslet Nelson clinched promotion when Tommy Roy (38), Danny McTernan (33), Joe Smith (32) and Glen Thompson (3-28) led them to a five-wicket win against East Ardsley.

Mirfield Parish Cavaliers are favourites for the second promotion place.

David Blakeley (67no) guided Cavaliers to a five-wicket victory over East Leeds as they retained an 11-point lead over third-placed Moorlands, who beat Carlton by five wickets.

Paul Carroll hit an unbeaten 57 off 37 balls to steer Buttershaw St Paul's to an eight-wicket win against Methley A who were routed for 74 by Paul Robinson (5-28) and Ian Carradice (4-5).