Edgworth and Bradshaw continue to ride high after strong starts to their GMCL Premier 2 seasons.

The former are second, six points behind leaders Denton West, after defending 151 at North Road to end Glossop’s recent winning run.

Christian Smith starred with the bat, making an unbeaten 92, before Chris Brownlow took five wickets to help seal a 27-run victory.

Zafir Patel took 6-51 in Bradshaw’s defence of 199-7 at home to Flowery Field – a result which sees them stay third in the standings.

Tom Liversedge had earlier made 71.

Heaton are part of a congested picture at the top of the Championship, sitting five points shy of leaders Shaw having chased down 150 to win by seven wickets at Winton.

Key man Tilaksha Malshan was the star of the show, taking 3-39 before finishing unbeaten on 69 as Oliver Sutcliffe also made 65, the pair sharing a partnership of 108.

In Division One, Adlington went down to a 71-run defeat against Dukinfield, all out for 118 chasing 190 for victory.

Kamran Hussain and Saj Khan both took three wickets with Hussain’s 24 the best the visitors could muster with the bat.

Daisy Hill were winners in Division 2A, chasing down 149 at home to Elton 2s to win by six wickets.

Hassan Fazal proved to be the main man, taking 4-33 before finishing not out on 52 at the close. John Sampson also took 4-45. Deane and Derby’s game at home to Radcliffe was off.

In Division 3W, Bolton Indians went down to a four-wicket defeat at home to Monton 2s.

Anish Patel made 52 in the home side’s total of 186 all out and the visitors got over the line in the 43rd over despite Jit Patel taking 3-27.

Elsewhere, Bury seamer Kate Cross could follow up her recent Test comeback with a one-day international appearance after her inclusion in England Women’s squad of 16 for the Royal London ODI series against India.

The series, which starts at Bristol on June 27, also includes recalls for Freya Davies and Sarah Glenn who returned to their regional sides during the LV= Insurance Test match.

The only player not to be included from the Test squad is Georgia Elwiss, who has not played an ODI match for England since 2019 but has 36 caps to her name in the format. There was also no place for Danni Wyatt, who has played 77 ODIs for England with one century and one 50 to her name.

There are three ODIs in the series, with each worth two points in the series overall. The game at Bristol is followed by fixtures at Taunton on June 30 and Worcester on July 3. Head coach Lisa Keightley said: “The competition for places across all formats is growing every time we meet.”