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Beaten Skipton finish rock bottom
8:22am Thursday 20th September 2012 in Sport
Skipton ’s miserable season has ended with them finishing bottom of Division Three and having to apply for re-election.
Their five-wicket defeat at New Rover once again reflected their shortcomings.
Opener Steve Carling hit 73 in Skipton’s 157 but lacked support.
New Rover eased home with 11 overs to spare.
They are joined in re-election by Horsforth, who for the sixth time in seven matches failed to get past 100.
Ricky Palacio followed up his knock of 64 with 4-26 as Horsforth crumbled to 80 in response to Addingham ’s 222-8 which included 72 from Jason Smith and 42 from Daryl Robinson.
Perennial strugglers Alwood- ley escaped from the bottom two with a win over Hall Park.
Silsden ’s five-wicket win over Woodhouse featured another outstanding individual performance from Majid Inayat.
He rounded off his impressive first season by taking 5-41 as Woodhouse were restricted to 175-9, and then struck his tenth half-century of the season as Silsden eased to victory.
Neil Bradbury gave him good support with an innings of 51.
Upper Wharfedale , whose relegation to Division Three was already confirmed, went down by five wickets at Bolton Villas.
Brothers Andrew (27) and Michael (38) Clarke top scored as Bolton Villas overhauled the disappointing Upper Wharfedale total of 119.
Collingham squeaked a victory over Steeton to add the Division One title to their Waddilove Cup win.
Chasing the home side’s 143, Australian David Wildsmith (55) took his tally to 230 in the last three matches and raised Steeton’s hopes. of pulling off a final day win.
But Collingham skipper Toby Jacklin (6-37) pegged them back.
Steeton got within eight of victory before losing their final wicket to spark Collingham celebrations.