STEPHEN Brown starred as Otley comfortably overcame Burley and, after only two matches, opened up a 13-point lead in the Aire-Wharfe League Division One table.

Perhaps more significantly, with defending champions Beckwithshaw’s match against Ilkley cancelled a week after they crashed to defeat against Horsforth, Otley already have a 28-point advantage over the rivals who have denied them the title in the last two years.

Brown hit 113 in 106 balls, including 11 fours and six sixes, and put on 172 for the third wicket with Alex Atkinson (72).

Then No 7 Chris Thompson weighed in with 44 as Otley raced to 280-8.

Opener Nick Brook hit 95 in the reply, but with Brown taking 4-39 and James Davies 3-59, Burley were bowled out 90 runs short of victory.

Set to chase North Leeds’ 230-4, Horsforth looked in good shape when Adrew Robinson (34) and Oliver Hardaker (53) were going strong.

But then Taran Chana took over and his 5-33 spell helped Horsforth to be dismissed for 193.

Rawdon raised hopes of victory by taking three quick Follifoot wickets in defence of their 129 total, but an unbeaten century stand between Paul Angove (62no) and Yasar Ali (58no) clinched the game for the home side.

Guiseley’s match against Adel and Pool’s against Bilton were both washed out.

Gareth Wilkinson (78) led the way as Tong Park Esholt beat Calverley by 144 runs to top the early Division Two table.

Wilkinson shared big stands with Fawad Maqsood (47) and Danny Groom (70no) as Park rattled up 253-5.

Calverley never looked like matching them, pinned down by some accurate bowling from Mahir Ali (3-16) and Muhammad Z Khan (3-35).

Addingham are the only other second-tier side with a 100 per cent start after they eased past Leeds Modernians’ 171 with six wickets to spare.

Alex Hentschke picked up 4-29 in a Modernians innings that was dominated by Dwayne Heke’s century, but Ricky Palacio (38) and a quickfire 82 from Ben Brearley made sure of the victory.

An opening stand of 178 between Sam Housam (98) and Forrest Hamilton (77) put Ben Rhydding in a strong position but their bowlers couldn’t prevent Kirkstall getting home by three wickets.

Sam Dobson (64no) and Sam Wilkinson (50) helped Hall Park recover from 64-5 to 170-6, which was enough to beat Saltaire by 37 runs at Roberts Park.

Denis Rock (3-18) and Dan Kastelik (3-8) made life uncomfortable for the home side.

Steeton fell victim to the experience of Charlie Swallow (105no) and Toby Jacklin (6-34) as they crashed to 132-run defeat at Collingham.

Olicanian were left kicking their heels at soggy Colton, and all but two of the Division Three fixtures fell victim to the weather.

Green Lane made it two wins out of two when Azhar Mahmood (5-16) and Chris Spivey (3-14) skittled out St Chads for 79 before openers Philip Atkinson (47no) and Ian Hawkridge (27no) knocked off the runs in 19.2 overs.

A 5-54 spell from Junaid Bashir restricted Harden to 173, with Andrew Wear (44) and Dan Gibling (40) being the main contributors, but Bolton Villas’ batting couldn’t capitalise and they were dismissed for 92, with Andrew Bailey taking 4-16.