Relentless pace puts Steeton out in front

David Wildsmith and Andrew Luxton shared an unbeaten stand of 119 to take Steeton to victory at Bilton and extend their lead at the top of the table.

Andy Walker (61) and Chris Peareth (97) put on 126 and with Chris Dawson hitting 49no, Bilton set a tough-looking 262-5 target.

Neil Spragg (49) gave Steeton a solid start but it was Wildsmith (99no) and Luxton (51no) who made sure the visitors got home with seven wickets in hand.

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Half-centuries from James Davey and Harrison Durkin helped Guiseley to 213-7 and with Dave Pennett (4-44) and Damon Reeve (3-57) pegging away it took a captain’s innings from Jos Siddall (83no) to make sure Kirkstall hung on for two points.

Majid Khan (81) led the way in Thackley’s 224-8 before Mahir Ali (3-36) and Andrew Stothart (4-25) clinched victory by dismissing Burley for 154.

Following opener Brian Leigh’s 40, it took a late flourish from Andy Robinson (39), Andy Emmerson (37) and Dave Sweeting (37) to help Collingham recover from 98-5 to 220-8. That was too much for Adel, but a half-century from Shaoib Shaikh made sure they picked up two points.

Nick Robinson (82) and David Wright (63) top scored in Follifoot’s 244-6, and Wright and Matt Winter each picked up three wickets as Ben Rhydding were dismissed for 211, Lewis Bolton contributing 58. Bryan Bance (88no) and Andy Johnson (42no) saw Beckwithshaw past Otley’s 180 with six wickets in hand.

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A 15-over spell of 7-27 from Ilkley’s Jeremy Batty bowled out Division Two leaders Rawdon for 123, sending them crashing to a first defeat of the season.

Richard Wear was the hero of Harden’s win at North Leeds, following up a 6-31 spell that included a hat-trick, with a half-century.

Half-centuries from Andrew Pickles and Davin Charleston helped Green Lane to 244-9 then Adeel Ashraf took 7-33 as Olicanian were skittled out for 62.

Peter Barnes’s 90 was the highlight as Knaresborough beat Upper Wharfedale by 103 runs while Niall Coleman (89no) and Richard Carlton (57) top scored in Pool’s five-point draw with Bolton Villas.

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