OTLEY took advantage of a rain-ruined weekend in the Aire-Wharfe League after thrashing Adel by nine wickets in the only match played to a finish in Division One

Stephen Brown and Chris Thompson took three wickets each in Adel’s 163 before Ben Morley (83 not out) and Alex Atkinson (64no) ensured a quick chase to take their side 27 points clear at the summit.

Second-placed Burley were already struggling at 117-5 in reply to North Leeds’ 259-4 when their match was called off.

Andrew Duckworth (110no) starred in Rawdon’s 229-5 declared and Marcus Berryman (4-49) had Beckwithshaw on the ropes before rain saved them.

Charlie Fairbank's half century was the highlight of Horsforth’s 203-8 and with Sajad Ali taking 3-10, Ilkley were struggling on 33-5 at the abandonment.

Rock-bottom Guiseley set a 183-9 target, in which James Thistlethwaite made 66, and they had fellow strugglers Pool at 88-5 before their game was cruelly called off.

Tong Park Esholt will curse their luck, because they appeared to be on top against Division Two leaders Hall Park before rain struck.

Mohammad Khan, who hammered 10 fours and six sixes in his 94, helped them to 186, with Sam Wilkinson taking 5-32.

Hall Park struggled to 72-6 before play was halted, and the extra bonus point earned by Tong Park Esholt put the two sides level on 227 points.

But they are now two behind Collingham, who went top after passing Olicanian’s 166 thanks to Jonny Haslem's 56no.

Saltaire kept alive their chance of snatching a top-two spot with victory at Colton after Anjid Hussain (57) and Aftab Khan (59) helped them recover from 42-3 to 241.

Mussawar Shah then took 5-39 as Colton were bowled out for 142.

Matt Hastings smashed 29 boundaries in racing to 174 and put on 256 with Ted Haggas (89) as Addingham reached 300-7 declared, but the match was abandoned with Kirkstall on 58-1.

Ben Rhydding also tried an early declaration after Robbie Miller (117) and Nick Smith (69) helped them to 254-5 with a 181 partnership, but Steeton never got to bat.

The vital relegation battle between Calverley and Leeds Modernians was frustratingly called off with Calverley needing 52 more runs with four wickets remaining.

Thackley eased any lingering Division Three relegation worries with a convincing win at Old Leodiensians.

Muhammad Khurshid (63) put them on their way to 172 before Danny Maguire ripped through the home batting with 8-37.

Tim Pryce hit 78 in Bolton Villas’ 245 and with Michael Oldfield taking 4-34, leaders New Rovers looked set for defeat at 94-7 when play was called off.

Second-placed Bardsey were also saved by the weather having lost two quick wickets in reply to Skipton’s 186 in which Adam Hardwick hit a half century.

Third placed Green Lane struggled too, limping to 142-6 in reply to Menston’s 232-7, in which Nadeem Asghar scored 100no, including five sixes.

Finally, high-flying Harden came up four runs short of St Chads’ 210-9 target despite the efforts of Josh Brooksbank (45) and Dan Giblin (46).