GUISELEY inflicted defending champions Beckwithshaw’s fifth defeat of the seven-game Aire-Wharfe League season so far and clawed their own way out of the bottom two.

The retirement of James Lilley and Eugene Burzler and the move by Alex Lilley to Bradford League’s New Farnley – for whom he took 8-36 on Saturday – have clearly rocked Beckwithshaw and they struggled from the outset at Guiseley.

Heynrych Nel and Marcus Brown each picked up three cheap wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 111. Opener James Thistlethwaite made 38 in the reply and, even though wickets started to fall, Damon Reeve (23no) and James Davey (17no) clinched Guiseley’s second win of the season.

Otley’s eight-wicket win over second-placed Follifoot in a match that, like so many, was shortened by rain puts them 14 points clear at the top.

Chris Thompson (3-14), Ricky Halloran (3-38) and Nathan Goldthorp (3-30) thwarted Follifoot's batting, and an unbeaten half century from Ben Morley took Otley past the 114-9 target.

Burley moved into second place with a victory over Pool after Jason Wright (56no) top-scored in their 172-8.

Facing accurate spells from Nick Brook (3-29) and Nicky Bulcock (3-10), Pool were always behind the asking rate and were finally dismissed for 105.

Jake Hodges (78) and George Myers (52) led the way as Rawdon raced to 257-7 in 42 overs, with Dave Pennett taking 4-48.

Andrew Doidge, another league stalwart, picked up 4-42 in the reply as Ilkley were restricted to 186-8, with Nick Cockroft unbeaten on 50.

Sajad Ali set the tone with two wickets in the opening two balls of the match on his way to 4-19.

With Nick Myers taking 3-18, Adel were skittled out for 75, and while Horsforth also found runs hard to come by, Oliver Hardaker (23no) steered them to a five-wicket win.

Steeton’s losing run in Division Two ended after Joe Stead (4-57) and James Emmott (4-19) bowled out Saltaire for 124.

The home side lost eight wickets in the chase but Oliver Gledhill (24no) ensured the win that lifts them off the bottom of the table.

That spot is now filled by Calverley, who lost by four wickets against Addingham despite a battling century from Ben Waller that included eight fours and six sixes.

Ben Brearley (42) provided the backbone of Addingham’s reply, with James Nixon (30no) and Rory Stead (28) halting what might have become a collapse

The win puts Addingham top of the table - above Tong Park Esholt, who crashed to a 120-run defeat to Collingham for whom yet another league stalwart, Charlie Swallow, hit 61 not out and took 6-37.

James Hudson (82no) starred in Olicanians’ 159-2 before Ed Broadley (5-17) sent Kirkstall crashing out for 75.

Century stands from Benjamin Steyn (60) and Forrest Hamilton (54) and brothers Alex (54) and Robbie Miller (59) helped Ben Rhydding make 245-5.

Hall Park never looked likely to match that and were dismissed for 158, with Alex Miller picking 3-31.

Green Lane opened up a 12-point lead at the top of Division Three after crushing Alwoodley.

Philip Atkinson hit a century in Lane’s 251-7 before Chris Spivey (5-24) and Imran Zaman (5-25) knocked the visitors over for just 50.

Despite a half-century stand by openers Ben Holderness (32) and James Robinson (36), Skipton struggled against the accurate attack of Mohammed Shoaib (4-50) and Mamoon Rashid (4-12).

With Thackley losing wickets, however, it looked as though the 132 target might be defended until tail-enders Aiden Holroyd (34no) and Rashid (20no) clinched victory.

Tom Cummins (33) was top scorer as Harden passed Old Leodiensians’ 155-8 with five wickets in hand.

Despite the efforts of Bilal Ejaz (97), Bolton Villas’ 200 was not enough to prevent St Chads winning by five wickets, while Menston went down by 164 runs to Bardsey, who were inspired by a second successive century from Eddie Clayton and Sameer Manjrekar (6-56).