BILTON’s David Cummings showed that age is just a number with one of the finest individual performances of the Aire-Wharfe League season at leaders Otley on Saturday.

As his fellow bowlers were hit around Cross Green by Josh Atkinson (81), George Huntley (80), and Charlie Simondson (52), the Bilton skipper notched a career-best 9-59 to dismiss all but Ollie Halliday as Otley were bowled out for 296.

Cummings then hit an unbeaten 51 as his side finished on 103-5 from 24.2 overs – with Halliday taking 4-24 – not enough to prevent a 10th win of the season for the league leaders.

The rain also fell at Larkfield Road as second-placed Rawdon claimed a seven-wicket win against Collingham & Linton.

Electing to bat, Charlie Swallow (96) and wicketkeeper Dan Kilby (53) formed the majority of the visitors’ competitive 249-7, with George Myers (67 not out) and division top-scorer James Dobson (51) – who passed 600 runs for the season - helping the visitors to their revised target of 198 with three overs to spare.

Burley-in-Wharfedale remain third despite a narrow one-wicket loss in a high-scoring match at home to Saltaire, while Ilkley prevailed in a bottom-of-the-table clash at New Rover, James Nixon and Mohammed Nadim taking four wickets apiece as they claimed a morale-boosting 130-run victory.

Beckwithshaw posted the highest total of the afternoon, 338-7, as they romped to a 233-run thrashing of visitors North Leeds.

Middle-order Miles Buller (88) and wicketkeeper Ross Sedgley (72) contributed most of that in a 125-run partnership for the fourth wicket before Oliver Hebblethwaite (7-45) ran riot with the ball to bowl the visitors out for just 105.

Horsforth Hall Park claimed 19 points in a similarly emphatic fashion at Addingham, with Sam Hyde (4-25), Alfie Spencer (3-8), and Jacob Phillips (3-30) impressing with the ball as the visitors were castled for 64, 151 runs short of their target.

In Division 2, Tong Park Esholt continue to lead the pack after cruising to a 10-wicket win at home to Olicanian.

Electing to bat, the visitors made 182, with Ethan McLelland (34) and Ryan Morley (22) top-scoring as Josh Bennett took 4-24, Dave Hester 3-40, and Shahid Mehmood 2-42.

Hester then scored an unbeaten 65 – including nine fours and two sixes – alongside Dan Groom (37 no) as they chased down their revised target of 110 in just 21 overs to claim maximum points.

Follifoot sit 10 points further back after chasing down their revised target of 247 to earn a six-wicket win at Colton Institute.

Opener Liam Mostert batted the entirety of his side’s innings to finish on 116 not out but in Nat Cutts, the visitors had a century hero of their own, his 134 from 100 deliveries – including 15 fours and two sixes – seeing them over the line with overs to spare.

Krutik Patel scored 81 before taking 4-43 but couldn’t propel third-placed Pool to victory on the road at Calverley St Wilfrids, with Adel closing the gap to just six points after the narrowest of wins at home to Bardsey.

Tom Harrison (55) and Patrick Coughlin (63) got the hosts off to a strong start in a 123-run partnership for the first wicket before tailenders Amjad Ali (5-70), Henry Wainman (2-53), and Mohammed Altaf (2-54) won through with the ball to restrict them to a competitive 263.

Naseem Aslam (93) and Sameer Manjrekar (95), who put on 176 for the first wicket, looked to have gone one better for Bardsey but a middle-order collapse saw them finish on 258-6 from their 49 overs, two runs short of their revised target.

Harden prevailed against cellar-dwellers Horsforth, with a maximum points haul seeing them move out of the relegation zone.

Tom Stordy’s first century of the season was backed up by Hasnehn Haider (38) as the hosts posted 270-8 from their 50 overs, with Horsforth falling 43 runs short of their revised target of 242 thanks to opening bowlers Dan Viles (4-54) and Matthew Hogg (3-50).

Elsewhere, free-scoring Steeton had a nightmare against a resurgent Green Lane at Summerhill Lane, with captain Stevie Pearson (73 no) hitting half of their disappointing 133 as Azhar Mehmood, Asif Yousaf, and Jack Roberts took three wickets apiece.

Green Lane then scored steadily in their reply, Mehmood (43 no) top-scoring to see them over the line in the 45th over.