Josh hits a double ton and Tom takes nine
bottom two because Queensbury were 85-run home winners over Warley in a game reduced to 43 overs per side.
Dan Syme’s five for 42 limited ‘Bury to 196 but Warley folded from 48 for two to 111 all out with spinner Girdev Singh adding another five wickets to his tally.
Booth were unable to take advantage of Jer Lane’s slip after a six-run defeat at home to Sowerby Bridge.
Moazzam Ayub did his best to be their match-winner for the second week running, but the number 10 batsman was out for 22 with victory in touching distance.
Bridge made 237 with Chris Whitehill’s 53 their top score and Jake Dixon did the rest, the spinner taking six for 69 and bowling Moazzam in the penultimate over to clinch victory.
Booth were joined in second spot by their Calder Valley rivals Mytholmroyd, who had a comfortable 55-run win at SBCI.
Wajid Ali (61) rolled back the years as opener in absence of Steve Senior as ‘Royd totalled 203 for nine.
Jack Earle and James Cowens then took five wickets apiece, Chris Dalby (52) and Dan Keighley (38) getting the lion’s share of SBCI’s runs.
Copley climbed to sixth thanks to an unbroken 120run four-wicket partnership between Mark Baldwin (73 no) and Nick Gomersal (58 no), which carried them past visitors Triangle’s 182 for nine. Points (after 10 games): Jer Lane 91, Booth 87, Mytholmroyd 87, Sowerby Bridge 79, SBCI 78, Copley 74, Warley 69, Triangle 67, Thornton 66, Queensbury 60, Blackley 58, Southowram 43.
Southowram’s Tom Belfield
Thornton’s Josh Hutchinson