AN exceptional bowling performance from rock-bottom Adel in Division One of the Aire-Wharfe League saw them boost their survival chances.

They shot out visitors Bilton for a paltry 44, with Mark Dixon recording incredible figures of 4-6. He was well supported by opening bowlers Samuel O'Sullivan (3-18) and Dasun Opanayaka (3-19).

A routine chase saw Adel win by eight wickets, and after having won at North Leeds last Saturday too, they are now just 13 points from safety.

The other side in the relegation zone are Pool, who fell to a heavy seven-wicket defeat at Otley.

Despite a battling 56 from Charlie Bell, Pool's total of 122 all out was never going to be enough. Stephen Brown, who took four wickets for Otley, then scored 37 to see his side home.

Second-placed Follifoot maintained their slim title hopes with a five-wicket win at Horsforth. Yasir Ali tore through the hosts with 5-11, before scoring 22 not out to help his side to victory.

High-flying Ilkley suffered a poor home defeat against Collingham & Linton. They collapsed to 94 all out thanks to Toby Jacklin (4-24) and Charlie Swallow (3-25) before Swallow (33 not out) combined with Jack Burke (46no) to ease the visitors to an eight-wicket win.

Addingham overtook Ilkley to go third after a 29-run win over their hosts Rawdon. Will Atkins (71) and Ricky Palacio (6-27) starred for the visitors.

A strong batting performance set Burley-in-Wharfedale on their way to an easy 63-run win over North Leeds. They posted 187-9, before Jason Wright (4-28) starred to help dismiss North Leeds for just 124.

In Division Two, Saltaire continue to romp towards the title. They racked up 242 all out against New Rover, with Sajat Ali blasting 63, before dismissing their beleaguered opponents for 119, with Mussawar Shah and Aftab Khan taking three wickets apiece.

Tom Smallwood hit a magnificent 108 as Olicanian went second. They raced to 223 all out and they easily beat visiting Horsforth Hall Park, who were dismissed for just 149 thanks to Sajjad Ijaz's excellent 5-22.

Kirkstall Education slipped out of the promotion spots with defeat to Beckwithshaw. The latter were indebted to a brilliant unbeaten 102 from opener Toby Pratt in a total of 191-8, while Oliver Hebblethwaite took 3-23 to dismiss Kirkstall for 169.

Elsewhere, Colton Park Institute boosted their survival chances with a surprise seven-wicket win at mid-table Steeton. Colton's Matthew Firn (4-28) and Jonathan Horner (3-27) helped dismiss their opponents for 126.

The visitors slipped to 20-3 but a fine 75no from Brad Firn saw them home.

Their mood will have improved further after hearing about rivals Ben Rhydding's collapse at Tong Park Esholt. TPE's Mahir Ali took mind-boggling figures of 9-10 to rout the visitors for 39, with his side then reaching 40-4 to claim victory.

Meanwhile, Guiseley are still in the mire. They remain bottom after a 123-run hammering at Bardsey. The hosts' Eddie Clayton struck 50no to see his side to 219-6, before Henry Wainman (4-36) and Amjad Ali (3-18) dismantled the visitors for 96.

Alwoodley kept up their faint promotion hopes in Division Three after destroying league leaders Green Lane. Will Jackson took amazing figures of 5-9 to topple Lane for just 68, and Alwoodley romped home by six wickets.

Despite captain Ben Waller hitting 47, second-placed Calverley St Wilfrids slumped to 125 all out in their game. But Nav Panesar's stunning 7-27 saw them to an easy win, as they dismissed opponents Leeds Modernians for only 71.

Meanwhile, struggling Skipton suffered a heartbreaking three-run home defeat to Bolton Villas. Louis Brown hit 56no down the order as Villas recorded 179 all out.

Sam Lawrence ran through Skipton's top order with 4-24, but a tail end wag looked like it might see them over the line. They lost their ninth wicket on 176, and with no number 11, they had to concede defeat.

Elsewhere, Thackley are virtually safe after beating rock-bottom Harden by 29 runs, while second bottom Menston were thumped by St Chads Broomfield, whose opener Ewan Brannan recorded an incredible 174no in a monumental total of 323-6.

Finally, Tong Park Esholt's seconds won their mid-table clash at North Leeds' seconds by four wickets.