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.
Ealing (61 points) and Hampstead (59) remain well clear of their competitors in the 2013 Middlesex ECB Premier League after both teams won again this weekend.
Ealing beat third-placed Richmond by nine wickets while Hampstead claimed a 57-run win over Teddington. There were also wins for Stanmore, Twickenham and Winchmore Hill, all leaving Richmond, Teddington and Winchmore Hill with 35 points in third place.
The battle between Totteridge Milhillians and Old Finchleians at the top of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League Division One has been well and truly joined by new leaders Hertford.
Last week, Hertford took advantage of a slip by Old Finchleains to move into second and now they lead Totteridge by two points and Finchleians by 11.
The second and final Twenty20 International between England and New Zealand at The Oval was abandoned due to rain after just two balls were bowled. In those two balls before the rain set in, Michael Lumb was brilliantly caught by Brendon McCullum off Mitchell McClenaghan but no further play handed New Zealand a 1-0 series win.
Last season's promoted pair Baildon and Morley continue to find life difficult in Division One of the JCT 600 Bradford League as they suffered yet more defeats.
Bottom club Morley lost a low scoring match at home to East Bierley while last season's Second Division champions Baildon were beaten at home by neighbours Saltaire, who are also struggling near the bottom of the table.
The first balls of the final two overs both went for six but England ended narrowly short in a 20-over run chase for the second time in three days as New Zealand won a high-scoring thriller at The Oval. Set an imposing 202 for victory after a boundary barrage from Brendon McCullum and Hamish Rutherford, England began well but looked to be slipping behind around the time of their captain Eoin Morgan's dismissal in the 14th over.
It was a difficult day for all concerned in the North Lancashire and Cumbria Premier Division as only one match, Haverigg's 175-run victory over Lindal Moor, was played to completion.
No play was possible between Keswick and Carlisle and with the other four matches all rain-affected draws, there has been little change in the standings.
Hampstead beat Stanmore by 26 runs to move to within two points of 2013 Middlesex ECB Premier League leaders Ealing, who went down by two wickets to Twickenham.
They are on 51 points with Hampstead on 49 and Teddington in third on 35 alongside Richmond after wins over Winchmore Hill and Eastcote respectively.
Totteridge Milhillians have extended their lead at the top of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League Division One to 14 points after challengers Old Fincleians slipped up.
Hertford have taken over in second place, with 141 points to Totteridge's 155 and Old Finchleians are two points further back with 139.