SALTAIRE Cricket Club shocked defending champions Otley, with a 41-margin run victory, at Roberts Park.

Otley, who were bowled out for 261, could only hope and pray, as Saltaire came on strong and collected an impressive opening day victory, with a 302-run total.

Jibrael Malik performed with the bat, acquiring 90 runs for the hosts, while Mussawar Shah also impressed, with a 76 total off 51 bowls.

The victory condemned Otley, the league favourites, to a shock opening day defeat, however Saltaire's magnificent performance ensured they received 20 points.

Last Year’s Runners up Rawdon got there season off with a 5 wicket win over Olicanians.

After 25.5 overs, Olicanians were bowled out for 86 and Rawdon replied with 89 runs in 17.3 overs.

The victory gave the hosts 18 points, to end the first weekend back in 6th.

New boys to Division 1 Beckwithshaw, began their campaign in most spectacular fashion, picking up 20 points against Ilkley.

Ben Holderness hit 71, before being stumped out by James Nixon, but contributed to the league's new side's 268 total.

In reply, Ilkley could only manage a 151 total- all out.

Addingham produced a fine batting display at home to North Leeds CC to collect 186 runs all out.

Richard Atkins, bowled out by Aftab Karim, collected 56 runs to help the hosts on their way. North Leeds could only reply to their 186 target by scoring 91.

Bilton were the 3rd team in Division 1 to have picked up a full 20 points and finished the opening weekend at the summit of the table.

Bilton stepped up to bat first and hit a well-respected target of 247 from their 50 overs. Horsforth's reply wasn't spectacular, and they could only manage 97 runs, all out.

Awais Ejaz, struck six wickets in an impressive bowling haul.

In Division 2, Last Season's Runners Up Green Lane, began their season with a 55-run victory, over last year’s third place finishers, Tong Park Esholt.

Finishing on 226-8, Tong Park could only respond with a total of 171 all out.

Azhar Mehmood put Esholt to the sword, with an impressive seven wickets.

Two teams with promotion hopes are Adel and Hall Park, who faced each other on Saturday.

At 92-9, it looked like a bad day at the office for Hall Park, but a league record 10th wicket partnership of 136 from Ricky Halloran (56*) and Sam Wilkinson (65*) left Park at 226-9.

In response, Adel fell 25 runs short, finishing on 203 all out.

Steeton beat Guiseley by one wicket, with Guiseley getting 221/7 in their innings, and Steeton replying with 222 runs, to conclude a dramatic end to the game.

Stephen Pearson was the hero, scoring 61 runs, not out.

Follifoot, who were relegated from Division 1, didn't start their campaign the way they would have liked, losing by 198 runs to New Rover.

New Rovers hit an impressive 295-6, to claim 20 points and 1st place while new Division 2 side, Follifoot, could only strike a measly 97 all out.

Colton institute also hit a 20-point total, scoring 235-5, in response to Kirkstall's 231 all out.

In the final game of Division 2, Pool started the season with a brilliant away victory over Bardsey CC.

It was Pool who stepped up, to hit an eye-catching 189 off the bat, 29 better off than Bardsey's 160 total.

In Division 3, it was Harden and Tong Park Esholt 2XI, who beat St Chads Broomfield and Leeds Modernians respectively, to be the only sides in the division, to collect 20 points.

Thackley beat Alwoodley by 67 runs, a total of 213 easing them to a first day victory.

Calverley St Wilfrids Cricket Club suffered their first defeat of the season at home to Bolton Villas. 119 was enough for the away side to get past Calverley's 117 target.

Elsewhere in Division 3, Skipton cruised past North Leeds Cricket Club 2XI, bowling Leeds out for 82, after their own total of 140.

In the final game of Division 3, Old Leodiensians Cricket Club beat Rawdon Cricket Club 2XI in a well contested match. The hosts reached their 215 target in only 36.3 overs.