IT was a Bank Holiday to forget for Ilkley, who fell into the Aire-Wharfe League Division One relegation zone after being dealt a hammering at home to North Leeds.

Opener Dave Pennett (37) was the only batter to reach double figures for the hosts, who managed just 81 all out, as Michael Shelton stole the show with a magnificent 7-48 from his 15 overs.

Despite a run-out inside the first over, North Leeds always looked favourites for the win, with Farhan Khan (50) and captain Taran Chana (29 not out) adding the runs as they reached their target with ease.

Burley-in-Wharfedale also fell to a heavy 98-run defeat at home to Rawdon, who move up to third after picking up 18 points.

Ben Morley (73) and Andrew Doidge (42) helped the visitors to 178 all out, with Jake Hodges and Joel Morley taking three wickets each as Burley slumped to 80 all out in their reply.

There were no such problems for table-toppers Saltaire, who remain unbeaten after a comfortable seven-wicket win away at Beckwithshaw.

Batting first, the hosts made a disastrous start, falling to 6-4 before Peter Hotchkiss (31) saw them to 70 all out, with Mussawar Shah (5-21) and Usman Munir (4-2) impressing with the ball.

Saltaire needed just 11.2 overs to reach their target, with Mustashan Ali Shah (17 not out) and Amjid Hussain (17) seeing them over the line as Joseph Holderness took 2-31.

Elsewhere, Collingham & Linton and Olicanian won against Otley and Horsforth respectively, with James Davies, Matthew Cordingley and David Syers all claiming five wicket hauls, and Jonny Haslem scoring a fine half-century.

In Division Two, Bardsey picked up the maximum 20 points with a 10-wicket win at home to Adel.

Ninth batter Joe Harrison (40no) top-scored for the visitors, who recovered from 29-5 to finish on 112 all out, with Gary Hopton, who retired on 53 not out, and Tom Clayton (33no) seeing Bardsey over the line with ease.

New Rover also impressed with an away victory at Colton Institute as they extended their lead at the top of the table to 23 points.

Placed into bat, the visitors’ openers were out cheaply, with a fantastic 85 from Adam Patel seeing them to 168 all out as Jonathan Horner took 5-42.

Tom Glover (31) and skipper Nigel Danby (23) were the only batters to make double figures for the hosts, with Aqsad Ali (4-18) reducing them to 99 all out.

But it was disappointment for second-placed Pool, who picked up just one point after a seven-wicket defeat at home to Tong Park Esholt.

Wicketkeeper John Goldthorp (23) and Will Pallister (19) saw the hosts reach 115 all out as Saqib Mir claimed 5-22, with Daniel Groom (59) and David Hester (29) seeing Esholt to their target midway through the 30th over.

Elsewhere, Lalit Mangalarapu (72) and Aadam Hussain (45) helped Kirkstall to 238, with Daniel Le Messurier taking 5-54. Despite a strong performance from skipper Neil Britton (54no), Green Lane fell short.

Follifoot also claimed a fantastic 66-run victory at Guiseley, with Istikhar Hussain (57) rescuing them from 11-3 to post 198 all out, before taking 5-32.

Chris Spivey (5-27) and Matthew Hogg (4-22) saw Division Three leaders Harden claim a 109-run win after bowling Leeds Modernians out for 53, with Mark Portlock (41) and Chris Welch (30no) also standing out for the visitors.

Old Leodiensians also impressed, winning by five wickets at home to St Chads.

The visitors reached a competitive 236-9, with Saugata Bhattacharya (60) the best of the batters as Ben Turner took 4-37. But it was not enough, with Madan Basavarajaiah (85) and Jack Taylor (71) seeing the hosts over the line with overs to spare.

There were also wins for Rawdon II, Alwoodley and Thackley against Bolton Villas, Tong Park II and Skipton, with the match between North Leeds II and Calverley going down to the wire, as both teams finished on 158 all out.