MAJID Inayat's first century for Skipton wasn't enough to save them form another Aire-Wharfe Division Two defeated.

Promotion-chasing Kirkstall chased down the Sandylanders' 256-5 to win by two wickets.

But Skipton will feel that their performance with the bat is a positive sign as they seek an upturn in their results.

Former Silsden batsman Inyat made his runs off 78 balls. Joseph Holderness hit an unbeaten 51 and James Robinson (44).

Kirkstall's successful chase was led by Stephen Wilkinson (48) and Rico Webb (41).

The Skipton bowlers kept plugging away with Gary Owens and Ben Holderness both taking 3-70.

Skipton made an early exit from the Waddilove Cup when they suffered a nine-wicket defeat at Bardsey on Sunday.

Addingham's four-wicket win over Hall Park in the Waddilove Cup helped ease the blow of Saturday's disappointing 56-run Division Two defeat to Ben Rhydding.

Sam Housam's 113 saw Ben Rhydding make 207-9, despite the determined efforts of Ricky Palacio (4-59) and Jack DeAth (3-26).

Addingham were bowled out for 151 as their former player Henry Barrow took 5-48. Ben Brearley (39no) and Ted Haggas (35) were the top scorers.

Steeton had a mixed weekend, opening up with a Division Two win over Calverley before being well beaten by Horsforth in the Waddilove Cup.

The decision to ask Calverley to bat at Summerhill Lane proved an excellent one as the visitors' top order was put to the sword by Stephen Pearson (3-36), who reduced them to 19-4.

Skipper Paul Hardwick (5-42) then demolished the middle order as Calverley were reduced to 71-7 and, though their tail took them past three figures, their total of 113 all out in 25.3 overs proved insufficient.

The experienced John Akrigg dropped anchor in reply, his unbeaten 34 from 101 deliveries helping to see his side home with seven wickets to spare.

Steeton were unable to match Harden's heroics in the cup, losing by seven wickets at top-flight Horsforth. Akrigg was again to the fore with 48 but their 167-8 was easily surpassed.

Steeton II suffered a heavy loss at Collingham II despite the best efforts of skipper Gary Boulton. He took 3-74 in the hosts' 263-6 and then hit 65no but his side fell short on 173, Jack Pearson also making 33.

Steeton II bounced back the following day with a two-run win at home to Horsforth II in the Birtwhistle Cup.

Phil Barrett made 32no as the hosts could only make 161 but Steeton reduced the visitors to 42-6 in reply.

Horsforth fought back and their last pair appeared to be taking them through, only to fall agonisingly short, Joe Stead claiming 4-37.

Bilton II (266-6) were too strong for Harden II (110 all out) in the league.

Burley's 499-8 total at home to Leeds Modernians set a new Waddilove Cup 45-over record, beating Otley’s 376 set in last year’s final. It even surpassed Kirkstall’s 457 achieved in a 50-over match.

Ed Brown’s sensational 269 also blitzed Andy Siddall’s 214 highest individual score.