ADDINGHAM produced a performance as scorching as the weather to deny Otley a seventh successive win in Division One of the Aire-Wharfe League on Saturday.

Otley skipper George Huntley led from the front, reaching his highest individual league score with a fantastic 129 not out to help his side to 225-7, Rob Ellis (3-65) and Richard Atkins (2-66) doing the damage with the ball.

However, Addingham had a century of their own, with opener Robbie Miller scoring eight fours and four sixes in an unbeaten 102, backed up by John Johnson (81) in a 145-run partnership for the second wicket, to see them to victory in the penultimate over.

There were no such problems for Saltaire, who extended their lead at the top of the table to 23 points with a four-wicket win at Rawdon.

Batting first, the hosts reached a competitive 269-9, with Joe Smith (67), Ben Morley (60) and George Myers (51) performing well against a strong bowling attack that included Sajad Ali (3-60) and Zahir Abbas (2-25).

Danish Hussain (21), Mutashan Ali Shah (51) and Awaise Hussain (59) set Saltaire on their way before middle order Ali, who scored 50 from just 22 deliveries, saw them ease to victory with overs to spare, despite the best efforts of Andrew Doidge (2-55).

Beckwithshaw are the latest team to occupy second place in the table after picking up 18 points with a 45-run victory at Olicanian.

Electing to bat, the visitors recovered from 14-2 to post 185-9, with Alex Morrell (35), Joseph Holderness (32) and Peter Hotchkiss (25) contributing the majority as Louis Anderson (3-16) and Tom Starkey (3-52) impressed with the ball.

Change bowler Ben Holderness (6-51) stopped any chance of a fightback from Olicanian, who fell to 140 in reply, Sam Pilling top-scoring with 28.

Ilkley moved further clear of relegation after picking up the maximum 20 with a three wicket win at home to Burley-in-Wharfedale.

Batting first, the hosts made a competitive 240-7 thanks to Alex Bailey (52 not out) and tailender James Nixon, who added 45 from 30 deliveries, with the economical Nick Brook claiming 3-45 from his 15 overs.

A 54-run stand between Jason Wright (35) and Fletcher Coutts (41) looked to have set Burley on their way to victory, but wickets began to fall at regular intervals, with Matt Hastings’ 50 providing some late resistance as Paul Dover (4-64) and Luke Bott (3-54) reduced them to 205.

Elsewhere, Horsforth remain rooted to the foot of the table, with Collingham & Linton the latest team to come away with from St George’s Field with a win.

Batting first, the hosts made a slow start before a 111-run stand between middle order Ishu Roy (46 no) and skipper Alex Wiggan (77) helped them to a competitive 234-7.

But runs proved easy to find, with wicketkeeper- batsman Dan Kilby (91) again in fine form for the visitors, and Jonny Haslem and Jack Harrison both making half-centuries to see Collingham reach their target with 15 overs remaining.

Title favourites New Rover remain top of Division Two after a four-wicket win at home to Adel.

Electing to bat, the visitors were 28-4 before a 160-run partnership between opener Elliot Audsley (80) and middle-order Mark Johnson (105) saw them finish on 250-7, with Aqsad Ali (3-56) the best of the bowlers.

Fahid Rehman (86) top-scored for the hosts after openers Adam Patel (62) and Rohan Ratnalingam (41) had put on 105 for the first wicket to see the leaders to their target in the 49th over, with Gavin Thorpe (3-59), Matt Walker (2-60) and Tom Harrison (1-45) taking the wickets.

The race for promotion is hotting up behind them, with Pool’s four-wicket victory at home to Colton Institute moving them up to second.

Krutik Patel (4-27), Will Pallister (3-28) and David Amos (3-37) put the hosts in a commanding position, with Colton skipper Nigel Danby (63) top-scoring as the visitors made 136, a total that Pool reached with 10 overs to spare thanks to middle order Will Cooper’s 44 not out.

Elsewhere, Tong Park Esholt find themselves third after beating Guiseley by five wickets at Esholt Lane.

Batting first, the visitors made a below par 196, with tailender Steve Dickinson adding 42 and middle order Michael Truswell making 39 as David Hester claimed his first five wicket haul of the season.

Opener Dan Groom (38) formed fifty partnerships with both Hester (35) and Dru Patel (28) before Gareth Wilkinson’s 38 not out saw the hosts to victory midway through the 35th over.

But it was disappointment for Green Lane, who fell from second to fourth after being comfortably second best in a 76-run defeat at home to Follifoot.

Yasar Ali (86) shone for the visitors, with tailender Ben Whitehead adding 49 to help his side to a competitive 260-8, with Istikhar Hussain (5-38) Alex Fox (3-31) reducing the title-challengers to just 184, despite Azhar Mehmood (48) batting well.

In the second match of their double header, it was Rawdon who booked their place in the semi-finals of the Waddilove Cup after running out winners at Roberts Park on Sunday.

Wicketkeeper Bilal Hamid (50), Awaise Hussain (35) and Mussawar Shah (35) added the bulk of Saltaire’s 227, with Jake Hodges (3-41) and Joel Morley (2-42) impressing with the ball before Richard Porter’s 69 and 49 from opener Henry Scanlan saw Rawdon claim victory with ten overs to spare.