HORSFORTH ended a five-match losing streak with a win over Collingham that lifted them off the bottom of the table and to within two points of their opponents.

Their top-order batsmen – Leon Harber (53), Ben Heritage (36) and Corey Barsby (41) – gave them a solid start and even though there were some anxious moments when they lost four wickets with the addition of only 15 runs, Chris Gordon’s unbeaten 26 helped them set a target of 206-6

There were a few more nervous moments when former Rawdon star Kuda Samunderu (70) and Luke Kilby (44) put on 111 but a 5-64 spell from Michael Kitson ensured Collingham were bowled out for 172.

With Beckwithshaw hardly breaking sweat to beat Colton, it was important for Burley to perform well if they were to stay on the leaders’ heels, and they did that in some style at Guiseley.

Daniel Revis scored 83 and shared an opening stand of 187 with Nick Brook, who was in imperious form, cracking 15 fours and four sixes in a superb 139.

Red Bolton (40no) and Jason Wright (48no) joined in the fun as Burley set a formidable 346-3.

Guiseley gave a good account of themselves, Michael Truswell (65) and James Davey (51) leading the way, but with Nicky Bulcock taking 6-58 and Wright picking up three catches, the home side were bowled out for 254.

Third-placed Otley’s middle order helped them recover from 36-3 and with No8 Jack Martin (36) top scoring, they ended on 216. That proved too much for Rawdon, despite the efforts of Andrew Doidge (53).

Paul Dover hit an unbeaten half century but Ilkley still fell victims to the North Leeds revival and Lee Platts’ 5-40 spell couldn’t prevent Bilton overtaking Pool’s modest 126 total.

A century from Sam Housam put Ben Rhydding on the way to victory at Hall Park and kept the pressure on Division Two leaders Adel.

Park looked in with a chance of an upset when Gary Walton (31) and Robbie Salerni, who included three sixes in his 110, put on 100 for the third wicket but Alex Miller (4-76) and Rob Withers (3-40) dismissed the home side for 225.

Mahir Ali (3-41) and Mick Scott (4-16) skittled out Calverley for 58 and Tong Park Esholt romped to a seven-wicket win on their return to the ground made unusable by the 2015 Christmas floods.

Former Green Lane star Istikhar Hussain (5-27) restricted Steeton to 154 and even though they made inroads into the Follifoot batting, the home side edged over the line by two wickets

Opener Ben Holderness scored 71, almost half Skipton’s 147 total which Leeds Modernians passed comfortably, and Stefan Mather’s 68 and a defiant 52 from Jack Mills couldn’t get Thackley close to Kirkstall’s 279-5, which included an unbeaten century from Alexander Gray.

Having kept Adel to 191-4, Addingham made a lively response with Will Atkins making 41. But crucially Ricky Palacio was run out at 30 when looking dangerous and the visitors were still 15 short of victory at the close.

Saltaire’s crushing victory over Green Lane sent them back to the top of Division Three after leaders Olicanian crashed to a

four-wicket defeat at Bardsey, bowled out for just 118.

Saltaire appeared to be struggling at 41-4 but then Bilal Hamid (85) and Amjid Hussain, whose century included seven sixes, put on 187.

That was followed by a century stand between Adeel Ashraf (54) and Mohammad Khuzaifa (41) as Saltaire reached 348-8.

Opener Waleed Akhtar made a half century in Lane’s reply but with Usman Munir and Hammad Ul Hussain each picking up four wickets, the home side were dismissed for 187.

Harden stay in third place, with a game in hand, after beating Menston by just ten runs. Mark Portlock (48) top scored in their 175 and despite the efforts of Doug Bradley (64), it was the bowling of Paul Quinlan (4-50) and Scott Hartley (3-23) that came out on top.

Alwoodley looked far from the bottom side in the league when they reached 248-6, four of their wickets falling to Louis Brown.

Bolton Villas struggled initially but Michael Clarke (41), Junaid Bashir (49) and Sam Lawrence (49no) got them home by two wickets.