All-rounder David Wainwright, whose future with Yorkshire is in doubt, showed some welcome batting form to help Castleford beat defending champions York. It was only the second time this season that York have been beaten.
Furness further extended their lead at the top of the John Smith's North Lancashire and Cumbria League Premier Division before losing in the final of the Higson Cup to closest challengers Workington.
By taking a winning draw against Penrith, they gained 16 points to the 12 gained by Workington in their rain-affected draw against Haverigg, taking them to 245 points with Workington on 212.
A five-wicket win for Brondesbury over leaders Ealing has enabled Teddington to close the gap at the top of the Middlesex ECB Premier League.
Teddington played their part with a 172-run hammering of Hampstead to move to 93 points to Ealing's 106.
There were wins this week in the SWALEC Premier Cricket League for Ynysygerwn, Newport and Ammanford while in the second team league, Sully Centurions, Ynysygerwn, Bridgend and Cardiff were all successful.
There are no changes at the very top of the Kingfisher Beer Cricket World Club Most Valuable Player ratings this week, but excellent performances from Olly Swann and Dominic Sibley see them make their maiden appearances inside the top ten of the batting ratings.
There was a dramatic finish to the Castleford-Barnsley match when Jason Pitcher scored a single off the last ball to claim four points for Castleford.
Visitors Barnsley totalled a challenging 249-5 with Matthew Wilson 70 not out, Jason Booth 64 and Steve Nuttall 55 not out all; scoring half centuries.
With three centuries from five innings in July, Paul Borrington is the Kingfisher Beer Cricket World Club Cricketer of the Month. He has scored 409 runs in the past month for Ticknall at an average of 81.80 and has helped his team into third position in the Derbyshire Premier League.
Alex Grainger scored more runs than any amateur has managed in this week's John Smith's North Lancashire and Cumbria League Premier Division.
He made 169 for Cockermouth against Haverigg in a one-sided match that leaves them in third place in the table, 36 points behind leaders Furness, who lead Workington in second place.
Ealing will take some stopping as they continue to set the pace atop the Middlesex ECB Premier League, and they stay 23 points clear of nearest challengers Teddington.
This week, they beat struggling Richmond by 81 runs while Teddington beat Brondesbury by five wickets.
Totteridge Milhillians have closed to within three points of Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League leaders Radlett II after the weekend's action.
Totteridge beat Hitchin by eight wickets, making light work of a target of 146 while Radlett could only reach 239 for eight in reply to Ampthill Town's 286 for two.
There were wins this weekend in the SWALEC Premier Cricket League for Bridgend, Pontarddulais and Cardiff while the other two matches were drawn.
In the second team league, Port Talbot beat Bridgend and Mumbles beat Ammanford.