TONG Park Esholt have escaped relegation from Division One of the Aire-Wharfe League after a brilliant seven-wicket victory at Pool on the final day.

With North Leeds and Bilton both winning their games, a defeat would have sent TPE down, and they looked to have a tough ask up against the side who began the day in fourth place.

But the brilliant Josh Bennett took 6-34 for the visitors, as Pool collapsed from 82-2 to 131 all out.

Captain and opener Dave Hester led from the front in the reply, scoring 50 not out to see his side over the line after just 22 overs.

With North Leeds, Bilton and TPE all winning, that sent a dumbstruck Addingham down.

They had started the day looking safe from relegation, but the aforementioned trio overtook them with their victories.

Survival would have still been secured with a win of their own, but Addingham were well beaten, losing by 141 runs at Saltaire.

It was a one-sided affair at Roberts Park, as a brilliant 132 from Saltaire opener Arsaam Malik saw the home side to 286-9 from their 50 overs.

At 84-1, Addingham had hope, but they subsided meekly from there, and were bowled out for 145, with Javid Usama taking 5-21.

Steeton secured promotion from Division Two after edging out Adel by 29 runs, completing a fine season in which they also retained the Waddilove Cup.

Bolton Villas knew if they lost at Green Lane, they were likely to go down at their opposition’s expense.

But in this crucial relegation battle, Villas rose to the occasion in spectacular fashion.

Mobeen Qureshi took 5-36 as the hosts were bowled out for 143, and while both openers went cheaply in the reply, the Bradford side recovered well from 7-2 to win by seven wickets.

Bilal Ahmed was the hero for Villas, scoring 69 not out, as Lane went down instead.

Harden confirmed their promotion from Division Three by beating Menston by 43 runs in a low-scoring affair.

Thackley finished the season in a creditable fifth place, winning by 68 runs at Alwoodley on the final day.

Mohammed Shoaib carried his bat for 86 for the Bradford side, as they posted 203 all out, while Alwoodley could only reply with 135.

Bingley Congs rounded off their debut Aire-Wharfe League season with a fourth-placed finish and a 172-run win on the final day at home to Kirkstall Educational’s seconds.

A brutal 82 from just 39 balls by Neil Copping allowed Congs to post 304-7, while Harry Greenhalgh’s 3-37 ensured Kirkstall could only make 132 in reply.