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What a difference a year makes for Skipton
Skipton can clinch the Division Three title on Saturday a year after one of their worst run of results saw them finish rock bottom of the Aire-Wharfe League.
They finished last season with six straight defeats, the final one by five wickets to New Rover, so it would be fitting if they clinch promotion on Saturday with a victory against the same opponent.
Having strengthened their batting line-up with the addition of Richard Nichols and Arshad Latif and sharpened their attack with overseas bowler Faisal Hussain, Skipton have only been off the top for two weeks since week three.
It was a victory over New Rover, with Gary Owens adding 48 to his earlier 5-41, that put Skipton back as leaders and they have not faltered since, opening up a 14-point advantage over Upper Wharfedale with Horsforth a point further back.
Wharfedale have a tough-looking match against Illing-worth, who still have a mathematical chance of going up. So, if Horsforth, who, like Skipton had to apply for re-election last season, can beat Addingham, they could climb into second place.
Silsden, who travel to Olicanian, already know they will finish in the bottom two and will no doubt be starting to talk about ‘doing a Skipton’ next season.
With Beckwithshaw already crowned champions and Follifoot almost certain to join Harden in relegation, there is only pride and personal averages at stake in Division One.
The top fixture sees Otley entertain Bilton, knowing that victory will see them climb above their opponents into second spot.
The tension will be much higher in Division Two, where the top five are still in with a shout of promotion.
Knaresborough, who entertain Colton, are only a point behind, with Rawdon four points back as they take on Bardsey, the other side most likely to go down. Rawdon also know that Ilkley and Knaresborough meet on the final day of the season.
Defeat by Rawdon last week means Tong Park Esholt now look unlikely to achieve a second successive promotion and they face the toughest match of all the hopefuls, travelling to Adel, who until recently, themselves had hopes of going up.
Thackley know that nothing less than victory over North Leeds will be enough to keep them in the hunt and even that will not be enough if the top two win.
Bolton Villas host Green Lane, with both sides still needing points to be certain of staying in the division next season.