PERSISTENT rain ravaged fixtures in the Aire-Wharfe Cricket League on Saturday, but last season's champions Otley managed to play and get a 104-run win against Ilkley.

Batting first, Otley cruised to 243-1 before declaring with 32.5 overs gone.

Openers James Davies and Chris Thompson put on 69-1 before Thompson was bowled out for 39 by Nick Cockroft.

Wicketkeeper Alex Atkinson joined skipper Davies at the crease and shared an unbeaten partnership of 174.

Davies finished on 89no while Atkinson smashed five sixes and 13 fours to finish on 104no.

In reply, Ilkley reached a total of 139 being being bowled out just after overs. Paul Dover top-scored for Ilkley with 39.

Otley's bowlers shared the wickets around, with David Hester posting the best figures, taking 3-38.

Adel and Horsforth got their game under way, as Horsforth openers Oliver Hardaker (26no) and Ben Heritage (15no) put on 41 before play was halted after 4.4 overs.

The other four games in Division One were cancelled before play started.

Three games were completed and three matches were abandoned in Division Two.

Saltaire put up an impressive victory against Olicanian at Roberts Park.

Olicanian hit 106 all out, with only two players scoring in double figures, including Tom Smallwood who scored 54.

Saltaire's Aftab Khan and Sajad Ali posted figures of 3-14 and 3-38, respectively.

Openers Danish Hussain (54no) and Feyaz Akram (45no) guided Saltaire past their target in 18 overs.

A cracking bowling performance by Kris Parker helped Colton Institute cruise to a six-wicket victory against Bardsey.

Parker posted figures of 7-28 in 11.1 overs as Bardsey were bowled out for 136.

In reply, opener Rhys Olbison scored an impressive 84no off just 66 balls as Colton finished on 140-4 in 22 overs.

Opening bowler Thomas Herman did the damage for Kirkstall Educational as they beat Tong Park Esholt by eight wickets.

Tong were bowled out for 71, as Herman took 7-31 in 11 overs.

Opener Will Watson (32no) and Gabriel Field (35no) guided Kirkstall to 75-2 in 20 overs.

Weather forced Beckwithshaw's match at Steeton to be abandoned.

Beckwithshaw scored 192-9 as Bradley Akrigg and Gary Boulton took four wickets apiece for Steeton.

Steeton then batted for just 13.3 overs before the game had to be abandoned.

Guiseley and Horsforth Hall Park's match was also abandoned. Horsforth Hall Park scored 125-8 in 26 overs, as Guisley's James Grubb took 3-38.

Guiseley batted for just six overs before the match was called off.

Alex Miller took 5-15 for Ben Rhydding as they skittled New Rover out for 95, but Rhydding were at the crease on a score of 25 in five overs when the game was abandoned.

In Division Three, four matches were abandoned and two were cancelled.

Menston scored 85-8 in 28 overs at Skipton, as skipper Gary Owens took 4-10 for the home side.

Skipton were on 26-2 after 12 overs when the match had to be called off because of rain.

Captain Andy Wear scored 109no for Harden, who put on 201-9 against Calverley St Wilfrids, who scored 49-2 in 15 overs before the match was abandoned.

Also abandoned were games featuring Tong Park Esholt II (130-6) and Bolton Villas (81-5) and St Chad's Broomfield (249-4, declared) and Alwoodley (72-5).