ILKLEY fell just short of a mammoth total in an Aire-Wharfe League top-of-the-table clash.

They hosted fellow title challengers Addingham in a high-scoring game that had a bid of everything.

Having won the toss, Ilkley opted to let their visitors bat first which proved to be a grave error come the end of play.

Addingham set a daunting target of 247-9, thanks to the form of third batsman Daniel Ellis (62) and Ted Haggas (53) who held well in the middle order after a duck followed by a two.

After a shaky seven runs from opener Alex Bailey, who was bowled out for lbw, Ilkley came out roaring.

The partnership of William Spivey (58) and Jack Mullan (95) held firm to take the hosts to 160.

But, they were taken out and after Dave Pennett was stumped for 19, none of Ilkley's final five batsman for the remaining overs got over 10 runs, with two ducks doing major damage.

They managed 235-8 in the end, giving Addingham 19 points and the opportunity to draw level in the league with Ilkley.

Leaders Otley got back to winning ways against Burley-in-Wharfedale.

They hit a massive 263-8, with their visitors only able to muster 199 all-out in response.

Otley's wasn't the biggest score of the weekend in Division One though - that accolade went to second-placed Follifoot.

They kept the pressure on the division leaders with a victory where they scored 271-8 when batting first.

Mid-table visitors Bilton found the target too challenging though, mustering 192 all-out after 47.1 overs.

The heroes of the day were Yasar Ali and Istikhar Hussain for Follifoot.

Ali managed a century (123) coming in at fifth, when the hosts were struggling to get a foot in the game, also claiming three wickets when bowling.

Hussain meanwhile got 4-15, with seven maidens bowled too.

In the battle at the bottom, Pool gave their survival chances some hope with a victory at Collingham & Linton, beating them by 24 runs with a score of 154.

This despite an impressive showing with the ball from Collingham's Christopher Bridge, who got 6-44.

Bottom-place Adel also bagged some valuable points at home to Rawdon, who beat leaders Otley last time out.

The visitors batted first, but none of their roster were able to get over 20 runs individually (99 all-out) and then Adel came in to beat them by two wickets.

It was a close run affair between Horsforth and North Leeds, but the latter won through in the end, keeping them drift of the relegation zone by nine points.

Horsforth batted first and got 170-9, their visitors were able to surpass that total with 0.7 of an over and two wickets spare.

Runaway Division Two leaders Saltaire romped home against Tong Park Esholt to bring promotion and the title one step closer.

They hit 295-9, with Muhammad Qadeer the stand-out performer, before bowling their visitors out for 183.

In Division Three, top-spot Green Lane suffered a shock defeat at home to relegation threatened Menston.

The visitors squeezed a narrow one wicket win, having bowled their hosts out for 167.