NEIL Britton produced a stunning eight-over spell of 7-10 as Green Lane continued their domination in Division Three of the Aire-Wharfe League with a crushing victory over Old Leodiensians.

Openers Philip Atkinson (50) and Ian Hawkridge (43) had set the foundations of Lane’s 204-8 before Britton tore through the home batting, dismissing them for 33.

Only one rain-abandoned finish, with victory in their sights, has stopped Lane making a 100 per cent start to the campaign and they already have an 11-point lead over second placed New Rover and are 20 ahead of Bardsey in third place.

Michael Richmond’s record-breaking 19th Aire-Wharfe century saw Rover keep on the leaders’ heels with a nine-wicket win in a high scoring game at Skipton.

Rob Walker (98no) helped the home side to 236-7 but Richmond saw his side past that with 3.4 overs to spare.

There was more high scoring at Menston where Alwoodley set a 289-9 target but a third-wicket stand of 163 between Henry Crossley (89) and Mohamed Shamir (85) set the platform for a successful run chase.

Tom Cummins, with 75 in 55 balls, top scored in Harden’s 263 and Scott Hartley (4-10) headed the collapse of Shadwell for 137.

Bolton Villas' attack of Louis Brown (5-65) and Sam Lawrence (4-37) restricted Thackley to 179 with Muhammad Kurshid (66) top scoring. Bilal Ejaz (96) ensured Villas were able to wrap up a comfortable win.

While few would have predicted that after five games, defending Division One champions Beckwithshaw would be in the relegation zone after defeat by Adel, no-one will be surprised to see Otley at the summit, after they made short work of rock-bottom Bilton.

Ben Morley, who hit 11 fours and three sixes in his 109, put on 123 with Stephen Brown (61), and with James Davies weighing in with 37no, Otley set a target of 285 which was 217 too many for Bilton.

A century stand between Adam Slater (51) and Patrick Dixon (60) helped Pool to 195-6 but Will Spivey (55) and Ian Chaplin (48no) led the way as Ilkley grabbed victory with four wickets to spare.

Horsforth’s 190, which included a half century from Ben Heritage, looked vulnerable when Nick Brook was at the wicket but after he was dismissed for 57, Burley slipped out for 162, Alex Myers taking 5-60.

Half centuries from Jake Hodges and Andrew Duckworth couldn’t lift Rawdon past North Leeds’ 218-6 while Damon Reeve followed up an unbeaten 47 with 4-56 but Guiseley still went down by two wickets against Follifoot.

Defeats for Division Two frontrunners Addingham and Tong Park Esholt ended the league’s last two 100 per cent records.

Addingham fell victim to promoted Saltaire who moved above them into second place in the table.

Marcus Richardson (51), Adeel Ashraf (67) and Mussawar Shah (60) helped Saltaire recover from 25-4 to 225. Addingham also struggled early on and despite the efforts of Alex Hentschke, who followed up a 5-56 spell with an innings of 43, they went down by 81 runs.

Muhammad Z Khan took 6-39 in Colton’s 222 but Tong Park Esholt were still 16 runs adrift with only one wicket left at the close.

Freddie Pearson (53) top scored in Steeton’s 232 but their bowling couldn’t contain Kirkstall’s batting and the visitors eased home by six wickets.

Sam Dobson (41) helped Hall Park to 175 which proved enough to beat Collingham by 15 runs, largely thanks to a 4-43 spell from Mark McEneaney.

Chris Wheeler and Harry Smallwood made half centuries in Olicanian’s 195-9 before Ed Broadley (5-29) and Sajjad Ijaz (3-55) bowled out Leeds Modernians for 162.

Robbie Miller cracked five fours and four sixes in an unbeaten 49 and together with Henry Barrow (29no) saw Ben Rhydding past Calverley’s 143, in which Dave Britton made 53.