MANY Aire-Wharfe watchers will be wondering whether Otley’s defeat by Follifoot last week was just a blip on the road to their third title in five years, or the turning point for Burley to go on and snatch the championship?

Things may become clearer tomorrow, with both teams facing tricky matches.

Otley still have a 12-point lead and seemingly have the easier match against Pool, who are still in relegation danger, and have won only one of their last five games.

But Pool do have star overseas player James Rosewarne, who is the division’s leading wicket taker with 50 and third in the batting with 614 runs.

He took 3-27, alongside David Amos' 4-58, in June's reverse fixture, as Otley were bowled out for 137. In reply, Rosewarne saw Pool to victory with an unbeaten half-century.

Burley are on an eight-match winning streak but travel to third-placed Rawdon, who thrashed their loftier opponents when the sides met in June.

The Australian Marcus Berryman followed up his three scalps with an unbeaten century to see Rawdon to a seven-wicket win.

However, their own title challenge crumbled last week when they lost a thriller to Ilkley.

That win should give Ilkley confidence when they travel to Adel, while Horsforth will be hoping to reach the top half of the table with a win at Bilton.

Guiseley climbed off the bottom by beating fellow strugglers Beckwithshaw last week but still face an uphill task to avoid the drop and won’t find North Leeds easy.

There is a vital relegation battle in Division Two, where bottom club Calverley entertain Steeton, who are just 18 points and two places above them.

Both will be expecting Tong Park Esholt to help out by beating Leeds Modernians, the other side in the relegation zone.

TPE require a convincing performance, after their promotion challenge faltered with two successive defeats in which they failed to reach 100 runs.

They remain second on 252 points, but only one ahead of Hall Park and five better than Addingham and Saltaire.

Saltaire have the toughest assignment this weekend, travelling to Collingham, who have opened up a 36-point lead at the summit on the back of six straight wins.

Hall Park face Kirkstall while Addingham travel to Olicanian, both looking to complete doubles over their opponents and boost their chances of going up.

Elsewhere, Ben Rhydding travel to Colton, with Henry Barrow looking for the two wickets to take him to 50 for the season.

While the top two in Division Three, Bardsey and New Rover, will expect to beat Old Leodiensians and Menston, there should be a massive scrap when third-placed Green Lane host Harden in fourth, with both sides needing a win to maintain their promotion hopes.

Bolton Villas’ hopes of being in the mix faltered last week with defeat, but they should bounce back against struggling Shadwell. Finally, Skipton face a tricky trip to St Chads, who have won eight of their last nine.