SALTAIRE, winners of the Aire-Wharfe League as recently as 2021, have notched a vital victory to take them away from the Premier Division relegation zone.

They were at newly-promoted Steeton, who could only make 125 after choosing to bat, with visiting skipper Sajad Ali (4-23) and Ihsan Ihsanullah (3-20) undermining their efforts.

Saltaire were looking comfortable at 78-2 in reply after 25 from opener Tawkal Zadran and 23 from No.3 Awaise Hussain.

However, wickets fell regularly to make it 116-8 and it needed No.7 Haroon Mahmood (31 not out) to see Saltaire home - a win that helped them climb to eighth, 22 points and three places from peril.

That is not a luxury afforded to Tong Park Esholt, who are next to bottom after being totally outplayed by second-placed Collingham & Linton.

The high-flyers posted a daunting total of 271-8 after winning the toss, with only Jake Sali (4-59) keeping them in check.

TPE were 52-8 in reply, but eventually got to 98 thanks to 28 from No.10 Usman Munir.

In Division One, Bolton Villas played their part in a home match against Ilkley that yielded over 400 runs.

The visitors scored 221 after choosing to bat, with Mobeen Qureshi taking 3-50 and Mahboob Hussain 4-29.

Villas were out of it at 109-8 before Usman Ali (63no) gave the visitors something of a scare, helping his side to a more respectable 183.

In Division Two, Bingley Congs are up to fourth place on 86 points after defeating Old Leodiensians by 91 runs at Beckfoot Lane.

Congs opted to bat and made 215 in just 37.1 overs, with Josh Nutting scoring 50 not out at No.9 off 42 balls to ensure the innings finished with a flourish.

Earlier, opener Charles Ramsay (54) and No.6 Neil Copping (34) had profited in an uneven-looking scorecard.

Then Leos had no answer to spinners Copping (5-32) and Mohammad Adil (3-13) as they were dismissed for 124.

Thackley may have lost by two wickets to leaders Kirkstall Educational but gathered enough batting and bowling points to move up a place to ninth.

Sent in, Thackley made 203, opener Adam Boocock scoring 100 and being the last man out.

He hit 11 fours and four sixes but lacked support until No.9 Aftab Khan (44) put on 64 with him.

Skipper Craig Wiseman took 4-44 when Thackley bowled, but Kirkstall scrambled over the line to win in the 45th over.