TONG Park Esholt have notched a huge win in their battle for survival in the Aire-Wharfe League Premier Division.

They triumphed by two wickets at Burley off the first ball of the last over to move 42 points clear of the second demotion berth.

Burley, who chose to bat, were indebted to their overseas player Jason Krafft, who scored 133 opening the innings in their 281-6.

However, opener Dave Hester then played a captain’s knock for TPE, scoring 129 off 115 deliveries, which contained 15 fours and five sixes.

He dominated a stand of 170 with Jake Sali (51) for the first wicket and, despite wickets falling at regular intervals from 201-1, Esholt got home just in time.

Meanwhile, Saltaire defeated visitors Horsforth Hall Park by 44 runs to climb to fifth.

Having first use of the willow, the men from Roberts Park scored 261-8, recovering from 43-3 and 122-5 as their tail wagged.

Jibrael Malik (60) continued his good work, then Hall Park could not dismiss either No.9 Tawkal Zadran (23 not out) or No.10 Abdi-Hasan Ahmed (43no), who added 66 unbroken.

Hall Park had three players making half-centuries, but were dismissed for 217, with Zadran taking 3-46, Sajad Ali 2-46 and Ahmed 2-40.

In Division One, Bolton Villas are one of three teams on 108 points after taking a maximum points haul at Harden.

Opener Nachiket Verlekar made 96 as Villas totalled 283-9, hitting 13 fours and two sixes in a 90-ball stay.

Siraj Hussain blasted 73 off 46 deliveries further down the order as the Bradford side posted a testing total.

Harden made a decent fist of their reply but fell short on 257 as the wickets were shared around.

Calverley featured in the shortest game of the day, being dismissed for 52 in 24.1 overs at home to Ilkley and losing by 10 wickets in double-quick time.

In Division Two, Bingley Congs remain fourth, despite a 53-run loss at Horsforth, who made 167 after being put in.

Alex Bradbury (5-53) and Harry Greenhalgh (3-38) reduced the hosts to 66-6 before they recovered, and Congs were then back in the pavilion for 114, despite 36 from overseas player Jarrod Klauer.

Green Lane climbed to seventh after a well-timed run chase at Alwoodley, chasing down 208 to win by four wickets.

The hard luck story of the day belonged to Thackley, who looked up against it when their hosts Menston racked up 304-5.

But Thackley only fell one boundary short of a tie, having been 74-4.

Captain and keeper Jack Holland (49) put on 77 for the fifth wicket with Muhammad Shoaib (59), before Aftab Khan (83) added 127 with Shoaib for the sixth.

Khan’s runs came off 60 balls and included eight fours and five sixes, but they finished on 300-8, with Thackley remaining 10th.