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Burley's blitz continues as they chase second Aire-Wharfe League crown in three years
Buy this photo » Alex Bell (3-31) is congratulated after taking a wicket during Guiseley's impressive win over Collingham
With their Division One title rivals struggling, the five points Burley picked up mean they have taken 19 of the last 24 on offer and are now only seven behind leaders Beckwithshaw with six games to go.
Nick Brook hit 14 fours in his unbeaten 137 and put on 166 for the first wicket with his brother David (58).
He then shared an unbeaten stand of 99 with Ed Brown, who raced to 50 in 44 balls as Burley declared on 298-3, leaving them 53 overs to bowl at Steeton.
Brown took 4-44 as Steeton struggled, with only No 6 batsman Mark Taylor (40) slowing the home side’s apparent progress to victory.
Steeton were at 129 with 13.1 overs left when last man Stephen Pearson joined Dominic Bennett at the wicket but somehow the gutsy pair hung on, adding 42 runs and earning their side a point that keeps them in third place, a point ahead of Burley.
With Beckwithshaw rained off against Kirkstall, Collingham had the chance to regain top spot but Guiseley had different plans.
Abid Awan (4-30) and Alex Bell (3-31) restricted the visitors to 190 and, even though Guiseley lost two quick wickets, Charlie Best (64), Josh Nelson (66no) and Harrison Durkin (26no) clinched victory.
Ben Rhydding raised hopes of escaping relegation, Charlie Swallow (66 and 4-13) and Nick Smith (47no) starring as they beat Adel by 98 runs.
Majid Khan scored 101 and, with Yasser Ali (60), helped Thackley to 242-7.
Andrew Stothart (5-50) and Shane Marshall (3-29) had Follifoot reeling at 125-8 but then the weather intervened and Thackley had to make do with one point.
The rain that affected north Yorkshire saved Otley from defeat.
Chasing Bilton’s 184-7, they were hanging on at 92-7 when play was abandoned.
Knaresborough set Division Two leaders Rawdon a target of 217-8 and, despite a fine 84 from Joe Loorham, the visitors were bowled out for 197 with four balls left.
Amir Ditta (66) top scored in Green Lane’s 226-9, and even with Lee Margerison hitting 64 in reply, Bolton Villas couldn’t prevent the home side taking five points.
Rain thwarted North Leeds when they were six runs short of victory over bottom side Olicanian.
Colton’s win over New Rover keeps them 12 points clear at the top of Division Three but the chase behind them is still red hot.
With Ricky Palacio taking 5-39, Park needed a seventh-wicket stand of 56 between Danny Groom (28) and Nadeem Hanif (34) to set a modest 135 total.
But Brett Kinsey picked up two early wickets and then Hanif took 5-13 to skittle the home side out for 60.
He was ably assisted by Lee Bilbrough (3-35 and 46) and Alex Bradbury (4-25).
Craig Hobson took 5-30 as Illingworth were bowled out for 169 but Hall Park had to settle for two points when they were restricted to 142-8.
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