RAIN proved to be the winner in many of this Saturday's Aire-Wharfe clashes, but last season's Division One champions Beckwithshaw were not so fortunate, as the surprise strugglers suffered another crushing defeat, this time at leaders Otley.

Beckwithshaw were dismissed for 132, with Stephen Brown (4-29) and David Hester (3-6) leading the way. Despite a poor start, Hester (34 not out) and David Hughes (57no) saw Otley home by seven wickets.

Meanwhile, second-placed Burley fell 97 short of Adel’s 250-6 despite Daniel Revis' half-century. It was their second successive defeat and means Otley are now 28 points clear.

James Thistlethwaite (54) and Michael Truswell (43no) steered Guiseley to a five-wicket victory over Horsforth and lifted them out of the bottom two. Heynrych Nel (4-34) and Richard Nichols (3-13) had earlier restricted Horsforth to just 137.

Ilkley were left cursing the weather though, after recovering well from a dreadful start. They battled back from 38-6 to post 127 thanks to Rob Spivey's 54.

They were on the brink of a valuable victory when they had Bilton at 85-9, only for the game to be abandoned.

Rawdon had tried to beat the rain by declaring, but were thwarted with Pool's reply at 78-2. Rawdon’s 225-7 included a fine 62 from Jake Hodges.

Cameron Martin's 71 helped Follifoot to an imposing total of 235-5. In reply, Joshua Cutts (3-53) had North Leeds on the ropes, but the game was abandoned with them struggling on 153-5.

Division Two leaders Addingham were grateful to James Nixon (38no) and Rory Stead (39no), whose defiance allowed them to avoid defeat at Hall Park.

Tom Lester (64no) and Sam Wilkinson (57) had helped Park to 244-8, and the leaders were floundering at 127-5 when the game was halted by the weather.

Second-placed Tong Park Esholt were left frustrated though. Mahir Ali (4-31) had Ben Rhydding struggling on 109-8, in reply to the home side’s 221, when the match was abandoned. Waleed Akhtar (69) top scored for TPE.

Michael Clarke (65no) and Junaid Bashir (61) put on 119 together as Bolton Villas racked up 281-6. Sam Lawrence (6-27) had Menston reeling at nine down, but rain saved the batting side.

Tom Smallwood (60no) and David Healey (61no) put on 152 to allow Olicanian to declare on 227-3, before Ed Broadley (5-30) helped dismiss Steeton for 94.

Mussawar Shah struck 62 as Saltaire reached 224-8, but the rain stopped Calverley having the chance to reply.

Green Lane stayed in touch with Division Three leaders New Rover by beating third-placed Bardsey. Imran Zaman (62no) helped Lane to 195-9, and their attack bowled out Bardsey for 148.

High-flying Harden made short work of Alwoodley, with Matthew Hogg (6-42) and Tom Cummins (4-30) tearing them apart for just 72, a total Harden passed in 14.2 overs.

Paul Naylor (92) helped Thackley to 292-9 before Umar Farooq's devastating seven-wicket haul dismissed St Chads for 150.

The shock of the day came at Shadwell where Skipton became the league new boys’ first victim. Chasing 202, none of Skipton’s batsmen reached 30 and they lost by 37 runs.