A successful trip to Garforth will guarantee Saints the title

Wetherby's Paul Horsey.
Wetherby's Paul Horsey.

ST Chad’s Broomfield will clinch the Division One title if they win their penultimate match of the season at Garforth Parish Church on Saturday.

Howard Johnson (71), Will Lander (35no), Rahul Sidhartha (4-36) and Tim Patterson (3-26) led Chad’s to a four-wicket win over Old Leodiensians that put them eight points clear of second-placed Kirk Deighton.

Jamie Crooks (47) and Gavin Mills (38) guided Deighton to a five-wicket victory against Wetherby who were restricted to 133-9 by Jonty Smith (3-13) and Richard Ward (3-34).

Paul Horsey (64) led Wetherby’s scoring.

Bilton in Ainsty. who visit Barwick in Elmet on Saturday and St Chad’s on the final day, kept their title hopes flickering by beating Garforth Parish Church by 92 runs, thanks to Thomas Reece (82no) and Andrew Walker (4-9).

Garforth’s prolific opener Jamie Stockton was dismissed for 24 and is still 163 runs short of Australian John Causon’s league record of 1,277 runs in a season for Barwick in Elmet 1991.

Shadwell ended their slump when Cody McGrath (64no) and Gareth Pegg (37no) steered them to an eight-wicket win over bottom team Scholes who were toppled for 120 by James Austin (5-16).

Matt Prosser (41), James Watford (35) and Andy Styan (5-36) were Barwick’s match-winners at Church Fenton, for whom Kendall Edgley struck 73.

Division Two title favourites Hillam-Monk Fryston retained a seven-point lead over South Milford, despite losing by 83 runs at East Keswick.

Milford failed to capitalise because they were trounced at Headingley-Bramhope.

Chris Dalby (4-16) and Tom Atkinson (3-24) kept Milford at 85-9, replying to Headingley’s 222-3 that featured 127 by opener Ian Rogers.

Half centuries by Matt Stupples and Daniel Moxon were in vain for Crossgates in a 17-run defeat at Kirk Hammerton.

All-rounder Muhammed Ali (87 and 5-41) was outstanding in Thorner Mexborough’s 92-run win against Rufforth.

Meanwood need just three points from their last two matches to be certain of lifting the Division Three title.

They retained a nine-point lead over second-placed Headingley-Bramhope A by beating Scarcroft A.

James Dalby hammered a magnificent 141 and Navinder Singh snapped up 5-47 in Headingley-Bramhope’s 119-run victory against St Chad’s A.