STEETON had a difficult afternoon in the field and their misery was compounded by an atrocious batting performance. Chasing a formidable 221-4, they collapsed to 89 all out away to Collingham & Linton.

The away side made a bright start on Saturday, with Joe Stead having Collingham's opening batsman, Asanga Weerasinghe, caught behind by Craig Walton for nine.

However, the second-wicket partnership began to take the game away from Steeton. Collingham's captain Jack Harrison hit 32, but it was Charlie Swallow who spread his wings with a sublime batting performance.

After Harrison's departure, Swallow ploughed on. He hit 10 fours and three sixes, and thanks to strong middle order support, he reached his century just before the close of the innings. He finished unbeaten on 105.

James Emmott was the stand-out bowler for Steeton. He kept it tight and picked up a couple of wickets to finish with figures of 2-44.

Steeton made a solid start to their reply and with Freddie Pearson (26) batting nicely, they were well-poised at 66-2.

However, Collingham's Toby Jacklin removed Bradley Akrigg and Pearson in quick succession and that precipitated a batting collapse.

Jacklin ran riot against the middle and lower order, finishing with 6-34 as Steeton fell to a huge 132-run defeat, leaving them with just two points from the game.

Skipton missed the chance to atone for their disappointing defeat to Green Lane on the opening day after their match at Alwoodley was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

They picked up three points from Saturday's no result but they will be hoping for a much bigger haul when they face Harden at home this weekend.

It will be a tricky test for them as Harden picked up 17 points in their crushing 82-run victory over Bolton Villas last time out.