STEETON crashed to their fifth successive defeat to remain bottom of Aire-Wharfe League Division Two.

They suffered a six-wicket loss to Kirkstall Educational at Summerhill Lane.

Batting first, Steeton made 266-7 in their allotted 50 overs. Freddie Pearson top scored with 53 from 93 balls, while Bradley Akrigg fired 42.

In reply, Kirkstall reached their target in the 47th over, as they finished on 267-4. Dylan Duraisingham top scored with an unbeaten 62, while Gabriel Field and Alexander Gray fired 52 and 50 respectively against the Steeton bowling attack. Paul Hardwick was Steeton's best bowler, ending with 2-72.

Meanwhile, in Division Three, Harden grabbed a 126-run victory over Shadwell.

Tom Cummins fired 75 in Harden's total of 263 all out from 47 overs.

Shadwell were skittled out for 137 in reply, lasting just 35 overs. Scott Hartley starred with the ball, taking 4-10 from his four-over spell. Matthew Hogg, Robin Hopwood, Cummins and Romil Butt all chipped in with a wicket apiece.