SALTAIRE'S ten match unbeaten run came to an end at the hands of Burley-in-Wharfedale in the Aire-Wharfe League Division One on Saturday.

Jibrael Malik and Zahir Abbas (27) were the best of the batters for a Saltaire side that struggled to find any rhythm, with Nicky Bulcock (4-46), Sam Fox (2-27), Joe Hall (2-32) and Jason Wright (2-34) reducing them to a below par 149.

Burley lost early wickets, finding themselves 21-3 before Hall (41 not out) and Matthew Hastings (23) saw them recover and reach their target with just one ball to spare. Usman Munir and Mutashan Ali Shah were the pick of the bowlers, taking two wickets apiece.

They still remain top of the table, despite Bilton cutting their lead by 16 points after a five-wicket win at Collingham & Linton.

Batting first, the hosts made 165, with the ever-reliable Daniel Kilby making 30 and skipper Toby Jacklin adding 28 as Luke Jarvis (3-23) and Sam Dale (3-35) did the damage with the ball.

Steve James (4-37) was the best of the seven home bowlers, but his efforts were in vain as wicketkeeper Ryan Bradshaw (63no) and Dale (41) saw Bilton over the line in the 42nd over.

Reigning Champions Otley have remained under the radar for much of the season but find themselves third after beating Olicanian by three wickets.

The hosts owed much of their 194 all out to fourth man Tom Smallwood – who scored 69 from 55 deliveries – and tailender Aftab Khan (46), with James Davis (5-43) and Rob Spivey (3-27) the standout bowlers.

Wickets fell at regular intervals for Otley in their reply, but a 51-run eighth wicket partnership between skipper George Huntley (20 no) and Sam Kellett (29 no) steadied their innings and saw them to their target with two overs remaining. Tom Starkey (5-64) was the most effective bowler.

Ilkley also enjoyed success, moving out of the relegation zone with a fantastic 74-run victory at home to Addingham.

A 91-run stand between captain Henry Wilson (50) and Paul Dover (42) saw them post 188-9 from their 50 overs, despite Robbie Miller’s 5-36, with Luke Bott (6-27) and Wilson (3-36) particularly impressive with the ball to reduce the visitors to just 114 all out.

Elsewhere, Beckwithshaw claimed the easiest of wins against Horsforth at St George’s Field after bowling the hosts out for just 28.

James Brennan (10) was one of only four batters to score runs for Horsforth, with Max Beeley (5-11) and Ben Holderness (2-0) tearing through their batting order. It took just 4.1 overs for the visitors to reach their target, with Holderness (21 no) top-scoring.

New Rover remain top of Division Two after Fahid Rehman’s spectacular 103 not out helped them to a six-wicket win at Tong Park Esholt.

Batting first, the hosts made a competitive 223-9 from their 50 overs thanks to 74 from opener Daniel Groom, with Rehman taking 3-59 and Aqsad Ali 2-22.

Rehman was backed up by Christodoulos Bogdanos (52) in a 139-run partnership for the fourth wicket, with the latter out with the penultimate ball of the game, and wicketkeeper Dave Watson hitting the winning run in the final over.

Green Lane also impressed on the road, thrashing Horsforth Hall Park by 128 runs.

Electing to bat, Green Lane made 204, with Imran Zaman (66 no) and opener Arsaam Malik (42) adding the runs and Joe Greaves (5-30) the pick of the bowlers.

In reply, wicketkeeper-batsman Steve Phillips (29) and skipper Ben Waller (27) scored over half the host’s runs, with Azhar Mehmood (6-57) and Neil Britton (3-17) bowling them out for just 76.

Elsewhere, third-placed Pool picked up the maximum 20 with a two-wicket win at home to Guiseley thanks to David Amos (5-66) and a fine 93 not out from opener Krutik Patel, despite an excellent 71 from Joseph Reed.

There were also wins for Adel, Bardsey and Follifoot against Steeton, Colton Institute and Kirkstall Educational respectively, with Tom Harrison (116), Aadam Hussain (92), Nick Robinson (95 no), and Waqas Rasheed (5-26) all playing well.