Woodlands ended their three match losing run with a seven wicket home win over Saltaire, but remain in second place after JCT 600 Bradford League First Division leaders Cleckheaton beat bottom club Baildon.
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.
The Black Caps have introduced several new faces to their international squads over the past 12 months and some of those have been rewarded with a place in the new list. Impressive quick-bowler Mitchell McClenaghan and opener Hamish Rutherford have both enjoyed a superb start to their international careers and are included, as are left-arm spinner Bruce Martin, all-rounders Colin Munro, Grant Elliott and Corey Anderson, and batsmen Tom Latham and Peter Fulton
Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has turned down a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) central contract as he continues to battle against an Achilles injury.
Facing a spell of anything between three to six months on the sidelines following surgery, the 34-year-old left-arm spinner feels it would be inappropriate to take up a contract with either New Zealand, or his domestic side, Northern Districts.