SECOND-placed Burley romped to a 73-run victory over fourth-placed Bilton and now look like the only side who can stop Beckwithshaw cruising to the Aire-Wharfe League championship crown.

The leaders looked in trouble at third-placed Otley when John Brough picked up 4-51 to restrict them to 167.

Otley’s top order all got into double figures, and at 101-4 they looked to be in with a good chance of being the first side to beat Beckwithshaw this season.

But the final six wickets went down for 28 runs, leaving Otley trailing the leaders by 35 points.

Burley, however, are only six points adrift and looked impressive in dispatching in-form Bilton.

Richard (41) and Nick Brook (32) gave them a solid foundation, and Daniel Revis (83) and Nick Bulcock (37) sent them to 272-9 before Nick Brook then took 4-38 as Bilton’s batting faltered.

Horsforth eased further away from the relegation zone with a convincing win at Pool.

With Michael Lambert (5-23) and Jack Rich (3-42) on the mark, only Charlie Bell (48) and Sam Wilkinson (27) put up much resistance as Pool were dismissed for 183.

Corey Barsby (68no) and Charlie Swallow (38no) eased Horsforth home by seven wickets.

Ilkley too put space between themselves and the bottom sides, Jibrael Malik (55no), Max Gaskell (48) and Nick Cockcroft (4-62) starring as they overcame Collingham.

Bottom side Colton showed a return to form, with David Wright (107no) and Brad Firn (74) helping them to 272-6, but Guiseley’s batting was too strong for them.

Michael Truswell (68), Richard Nichols (61no) and Stewart Smith (49) put them on track to a three-wicket win.

Brad Reeve (4-51) and Andrew Doidge (3-34) bowled out North Leeds for 154 to put Rawdon on the way to a three-wicket win, Andrew Duckworth hitting 47 in the reply.

Just as Beckwithshaw are dominating Division One, Adel have taken Division Two by the scruff of the neck and underlined their superiority with a solid win over second-placed Ben Rhydding.

Henry Barrow (4-43) and Shane Wineti (3-36) restricted the visitors to 175 but Ben Rhydding’s batting never got going under the accuracy of Gavin Thorp (5-19) and Andy Laws, who followed up his 61 with 4-41 to dismiss Ben Rhydding for 89.

Ricky Palacio starred as Addingham climbed out of the bottom two with victory over Tong Park Esholt.

He took 6-30 as the visitors crashed out for 159, and then added 31 to the efforts of Will Atkin (43) and Laurie O’Connor (33) to clinch a seven-wicket win.

Their place in the drop zone was taken by Skipton, who were beaten by Follifoot, despite the efforts of Ben Holderness (49 and 3-27).

Hall Park are hovering just above them after John Akrigg (45) top-scored as Steeton passed Park’s 147, in which Sam Dobson scored 48 not out.

Thackley remain adrift at the bottom after Calverley inflicted their seventh defeat of the season.

There is no dominant side in Division Three, and the lead changed hands once again with Bardsey taking over top spot after beating overnight leaders Saltaire.

Saltaire’s batting was simply not up to its usual standard, collapsing from 55-1 to 120 all out, a total Bardsey overtook in 17.1 overs.

Harden missed the chance of going top when they suffered a shock defeat at Alwoodley.

Mark Portlock (30) and Tom Stordy (44) helped Harden recover from 24-3 to 161, Hamza Ahmed taking 4-37, and even though Daniel Viles (3-36) and Andy Bailey (3-43) made inroads, the home side won by two wickets.

Phil Raikes (73) starred as Menston beat New Rover 19 runs.