SKIPTON produced a good performance in the home leg of their Inter District Veterans match against Bradford.

They had six winners as they came out on top 18-10, but the away leg was a completely different story.

Skipton went down 21-7 at West Bradford to lose the match overall 31-25.

Mick Duke got the home side off to a good start with a 21-12 win over former Skipton Vet Barry Turnbull before Cliff Taylor won by a similar score.

Derek Seed 21-19 made it three winners in the first four, but Tony Langstroth struggled for the first time this season and lost 21-6.

Michael Claxton produced another 21-12 win while the other games were all tight. Skipton got the better in two, with Brian Farrage and Alan Downing both winning 21-20, while David Jacques went down 21-18.

Kevin Burnett 21-17 and Alister Keighley 21-18 produced the only wins for Skipton in the away leg.

The next match will be on Friday, June 30 when they take on Leeds. following that game the Veterans play in the Hickson One-Day Trophy on Friday, July 14.

The Skipton and District Veterans handicap qualifying round takes place on Friday, June 7 (1.30pm).

The JACS Merit League saw Colne Cricket Club collect another win 9-3 at home to Sutton A, while second-placed Cononley A won 10-2 against Silsden to leave them four points behind. Colne Legion A stretched their lead to eight points at the top of division two, with an 8-4 home win over Oakworth, while Silsden PF A went down 9-3 at Gargrave B.

Keighley B hold a five-point advantage in Division Three, after a 10-2 home win over Whinfield A, Rolls Royce now have a seven-point lead over Whinfield A, the works team beat Broughton Road B 9-3.

Division Four leaders Steeton B had to postpone their match with the C team due to lack of players available. Craven took advantage with a 9-1 win at Silsden PF C to close the gap on the Steeton B to two points, with a game in hand.

The Walker Foster 54321 league one sees Keighley A continuing their good run after a 47-22 home win over Alkincoates increased their lead to 22 points.

Devon A suffered their first defeat of the season as they went down 41-37 at Silsden PF A, but they increased their lead over Cononley A in third to 29 points.

Division Two table-toppers Colne Legion A won 35-32 at Steeton A, but had their lead was cut by Whinfield A, who won at home 44-36 against Gargrave B.

Rolls Royce are going well at the top of the Skipton Building Society Division Three, they won 49-25 against Steeton B to extend their unbeaten run to eight matches.

Keighley B also picked up a good win with a 43-26 victory at Colne Legion B, Silsden PF B are just two points behind in third after a 40-32 win at Addingham A.

Craven are heading Division Four by 43 points and remain unbeaten with eight wins, the latest was 39-19 at home to Addingham B.

The Clarkson and Supplementry Cups are at the quarter-final stage and take place next Thursday, the matches and greens are as follows:

Oakworth 80 v Lund Park A 70 at Broughton Road, Devonshire B 70 v Devonshire A 15 at Whinfield, Broughton Road A 50 v Colne Legion A 55 at Cononley, Keighley A 5 v Addingham A 105 at Crosshills. Whinfield A 70 v Keighley B 85 at Settle, Steeton B 110 v Sutton B 85 at Colne Cricket, Rolls Royce 70 v Silsden PF B 90 at Gargrave, Settle A 55 v Lund Park B 115 at Craven.

The Skipton and District Summer Doubles will take place on Sunday, July 2, entries are being taken by the secretary Peter Haworth.