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Jason gets it so Wright as Ben Rhydding win
8:39am Thursday 24th May 2012 in Sport
Australian all-rounder Jason Wright was in match-winning form as Division One new boys Ben Rhydding clinched their first win in the top flight.
Wright, leading the side in the absence of skipper Nick Smith, took 3-26 and hit an unbeaten 45 as his side defeated Adel by three wickets.
Alex Miller (4-33) also played a key role as Adel were dismissed for 147.
The 2010 champions Burley were in good batting form away to leaders Steeton. Brothers David (62) and Nick Brook (48no) led them to a total of 281-8.
The home side were soon struggling at 21-2 but Neil Spragg (92) and David Wildsmith (80) put on 149 for the second wicket to make sure Steeton picked up two points to retain top spt.
Burley are now fourth in the table, three points adrift of Steeton while Otley are a further point back after beating Bilton by seven wickets.
Openers Graham Wolfenden (53) and Danny Gautrey (34) shared a first wicket partneship of 73 before Josh Atkinson saw Otley home to a seven-wicket win with an unbeaten 37.
Earlier, Ricky Halloran’s (4-41) spell helped restrict Bilton to 161.
Josh Nelson made an unbeaten 75 and shared a stand of 67 with fellow opener Alex Bell (46), but Guiseley’s 169-9 total wasn’t enough to stop Collingham easing home by six wickets.
With leaders Harden having to settle for four points against Ilkley, Rawdon went back to the top of Division Two after half centuries fromMatt McCallum and Mark Stringer took them past Knaresborough's 173-7 with seven wickets in hand.
Openers Andrew Wear (53) and brother Richard (52) put on 89 for Harden but with Andrew Wheeler picking up 4-37, Harden were restricted to 168-8. Phil Leng (4-22) made sure Ilkley were never in with a shout of winning but their last pair held out for a draw.
Michael Ellis (5-46) was the star as Bolton Villas were dismissed for156 but that was the end of the joy for Green Lane who were skittledout for 82.
Chasing Pool’s 171-9, Calverley slumped to 82 all out while Olicanian lost by five wickets to North Leeds.
In Division Three, Kyle Smith (62no) top scored in Menston’s 223-4, ably supported by Ian Thomas (40) and John Storey (46). Gareth Lee then took 5-11 as Horsforthcollapsed to 61 all out.
Tong Park Esholt captain Ross Todd (95) led the way as they passed Addingham’s 201-8 in which Johnny Johnson scored 71 There was no joy for Hall Park who lost by three wickets at Illingworth. They were bowled out for 123 with Luke Brooksby taking 5-39 including a hat-trick.
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