OTLEY took another step towards the double while pushing Guiseley closer to relegation from Division One of the Aire Wharfe League.

Skipper David Hester produced a 5-19 spell that restricted Guiseley to just 126 before top scoring with 40 as Otley eased home with six wickets to spare.

That keeps cup winners Otley 27 points clear of second-placed Burley, who maintained their challenge with a comfortable win over Ilkley.

Jason Wright (55 not out) helped Burley to 202-7 before Sam Fox (4-29) and Joshua Challenger (3-37) ensured Ilkley were dismissed for 131.

Pool eased their relegation worries with victory at Follifoot and are now 34 points clear of the drop after Beckwithshaw crashed to defeat at Bilton.

Chasing 167, Pool were always on target after openers Charlie Bell (47) and James Rosewarne (64no) put on 94 to help clinch their six-wicket win.

Marcus Berryman, Jake Hodges and Andrew Doidge each picked up three wickets as Horsforth were restricted to 177, which included 59 from Charlie Fairbank. Andrew Duckworth saw Rawdon home with an unbeaten 97.

Dan Hall (78no) ensured Calverley recovered from 46-5 to pass Kirkstall’s 182-9 with four wickets in hand, raising their hopes of avoiding the drop from Division Two.

Meanwhile, Collingham crushed Colton to stay top while Hall Park renewed their promotion challenge, Marco Wyngard (65) starring as they beat Leeds Modernians by 74 runs.

That put Park just four points behind second placed Tong Park Esholt, who were surprisingly hammered by Saltaire.

Zahid Nissar hit a century as Saltaire reached 218-8 before Adeel Ashraf produced a devastating 9-26 spell to skittle out Tong Park for 90.

Father and son John (45) and Bradley Akrigg (50) put on 91 as Steeton chased Addingham’s 175 total, but steady bowling from Ricky Palacio (3-43) and Ted Haggas (3-46) saw the home side dismissed for 153.

The Division Three promotion race took another twist when leaders New Rover were bowled out one run short of St Chads’ 268 total.

That allowed Bardsey, comfortable winners over Shadwell, to take top spot while Green Lane moved closer to the promotion places with an easy win over Thackley.

Azhar Mahmood (4-27) and Nadeem Saldar (4-12) saw Thackley collapse to 118 and Imran Zaman hit 59 as Lane eased home.

Harden haven’t given up hope if the sides above them slip up and they looked in good form in a high-scoring match at Menston.

Andy Wear included 24 fours in making 144 and he put on 212 with Josh Brooksbank (77) and 90 with Daniel Giblin, whose unbeaten 68 came in just 26 balls.

The 335 target was a huge ask but Nadeem Asghar (79) and Akhtar Mahmood (44no) saw Menston put up a spirited effort before being bowled out for 271, with Matthew Hogg taking 5-50.

Opener Reehan Butt (63) led the way as Bolton Villas reached 279-9 with Ben Holderness taking 5-62.

Tom Starkey hit 76 in Skipton’s reply but with Sam Lawrence taking 4-64 to pass 50 wickets for the season, they came up 41 runs short.