Cleckheaton are the new leaders of the JCT 600 Bradford League First Division. They took over at the top after beating Pudsey St Lawrence by eight wickets while leaders Woodlands lost by 40 runs at Lightcliffe.
Furness took advantage of a weather-affected draw by their rivals Cleator to move even further clear at the top of the North Lancashire and Cumbria League Premier Division.
While they beat Millom by seven wickets, Cleator's match with Haverigg ended without a positive result, enabling Furness (175 points) to stretch their lead to 26.
The JCT 600 Bradford League First Division race was blown open as Woodlands' lead at the top was cut to a single point after the defending champions suffered their second defeat in a row.
The leaders, lacking long-term injury victim, all-rounder Chris Brice and opener Scott Richardson, suffered a 29-run home defeat against relegation threatened Baildon while their nearest challengers Cleckheaton followed up their home win over Woodlands the week before by beating Pudsey Congs.
Former England captain and Ashes-winning hero Sir Ian Botham and Beefeater sent a message to the Aussies ahead of the hotly anticipated Ashes series by beaming a giant projection of cricket legend Beefy on to Sydney Harbour Bridge.
England have named a provisional 18-player squad for the Women's Ashes series of one Test, three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals that begins in August.
The three players who made their debuts against Pakistan earlier this month - Natasha Farrant, Natalie Sciver and Lauren Winfield are all included.
England have, as expected, left Somerset opener Nick Compton out of their 13-man squad for the first Ashes Test against Australia which begins at Trent Bridge on Wednesday 10th July. Despite the right-hander hitting runs for both Somerset and Worcestershire against the touring Australians, Joe Root will open the batting alongside Alastair Cook.
Pakistan Women celebrated their first win over England Women in any format with a one-run success in the second Twenty International at Loughborough after England had powered to victory in the first match by 70 runs. Sarah Taylor's first half-century of the summer set England up for their third convincing win in as many matches but Pakistan turned the tables late on to prevail by the slenderest of margins.
England Women wrapped up a six-wicket win over Pakistan Women in the second and final One-Day International at Loughborough, sealing a 2-0 series win.
Natalie Sciver, who made her debut in the opening match, took three wickets to limit Pakistan to 156 for six, a score England had few problems overcoming.
England ticked off another couple of objectives in their preparation for next week's first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on the way to victory over Essex at Chelmsford. Graeme Swann enjoyed a lengthy bowl and showed no sign of either elbow or arm injury on his way to figures of five for 68, while Jonny Bairstow looked relatively fluent in making 28 in the morning.