FATHER and son Ji and James Mukherjee set a new Aire-Wharfe League tenth-wicket record and raised Skipton's hopes that they can escape the drop from Division Two.

Coming together with Skipton struggling at 100-9, the pair batted out the overs, putting on 130 to improve the previous best of 104 set by James Emmott and Paul Hardwick for Steeton two years ago.

James finished unbeaten on 60, while his father smashed 13 fours and a six in racing to 74 not out.

The total proved far too good for Kirkstall, Ben Holderness (6-31) keeping them on the back foot with Skipton running out winners by 107 runs.

They remain in the bottom two but edged closer to Addingham, who went down by 30 runs at home to promotion-chasing Ben Rhydding.

Shane Wineti was the star performer for the visitors, hitting an unbeaten century and sharing a 133-run opening partnership with Forrest Hamilton (63) as they set a formidable 259-5 target.

Will Atkins (83no) and Ted Haggas (41) tried to get the chase going but Wineti blocked the way with a 6-57 spell.

Umer Farooq was top scorer (26) and leading wicket taker (4-23) for Thackley, but the bottom side still went down by four wickets to Follifoot.

A 6-14 burst by Ben Witz helped leaders Adel to another comfortable win, skittling out Leeds Modernians for 43, while Tong Park Esholt’s hopes of a late charge towards the promotion spots suffered a setback at the hands of Hall Park’s Mark McEneaney.

With Mahir Ali taking 4-34 and Nick Flood 3-20, it took the resolve of opener McEneaney (34) to get Park to 110 but he then turned the tables with a nine-over stint of 4-21 as the home side collapsed for 60.

Bowlers were also on top at Calverley, James Emmott taking 5-29 as the home side were restricted to 189 before Johnny Hudson (4-49) and Tom Simpson (3-30) dismissed Steeton for 166.

Burley’s hopes of snatching the Division One crown from Beckwithshaw may have died at Pool, where they were very much second best and crashed to their third defeat in four matches.

Will Cooper (75) top-scored in Pool’s 261-4, with Shane Etherington picking up 4-72, but the Burley batting never got going and Olly Boggie (5-17) and David Amos (3-63) bowled them out for 141.

Meanwhile, a half-century from opener Jonathan Hughes and a late flourish from Paul Dover (29) and Nick Cockcroft (34) helped Ilkley to 181-8, which was never going to test Beckwithshaw.

They eased home and now have a 33-point lead.

Otley closed in on Burley’s second spot, James Davies (4-27) and Chris Thompson (3-40) keeping North Leeds to a modest 115, which Otley passed with four wickets to spare.

Opener Andrew Duckworth (86) gave Rawdon a solid start at Bilton, and a fifth-wicket stand of 108 between Marcus Berryman (85) and Jake Hodges (45no) helped them to 283-5.

With Andrew Doidge taking 4-62, they clinched a 66-run win.

Corey Barsby (58) and Oliver Hardaker (71) led the way as Horsforth set a target of 215-7, which proved too good for Guiseley, despite the efforts of opener James Thistlethwaite (51) and a late flourish from the tail- enders.

Saltaire took a giant step towards gaining promotion from Division Three at the first attempt when they eclipsed nearest rivals Olicanian.

Bilal Hamid (51) and Muhammad Qadeer (90) were the main contributors to Saltaire’s 222-9 before Qadeer (4-54), Adeel Ashraf (3-45) and Michael Eglin (3-29) reduced the home side to 168, with only Tom Smallwood (52) showing his usual form.

Harden kept their promotion hopes alive in a tight match at Bardsey.

Paul Quinlan (58) and a sixth-wicket stand of 44 between Matthew Topham and Robert Unsworth helped Harden make 220-6.

That looked as though it might not be enough with Bardsey on 157-3, but Quinlan removed dangerman Harwood Williams and went on to grab a 6-44 return that stopped their rivals in their tracks, six runs short of victory.

Amer Ayoub followed up a 5-40 haul with a half-century that included seven fours and three sixes to steer Menston past Alwoodley’s 127, but Bolton Villas were never at the races, bowled out for 107 in reply to New Rover’s 264-9.