RAIN forced the abandonment of nearly all of Saturday's fixtures in the Aire-Wharfe Cricket League, including Skipton's Division Three game at Bolton Villas in Idle.

Skipton lost the toss and were put into bat, and found runs hard to come by against a Bolton Villas' bowling attack, led by Sam Lawrence, who took 4-13 and bowled seven maidens in 12 overs.

Skipton's David Hedges scored 30 off 82 balls, and a late knock by Iqbal Khan, coming in at No 9, saw him score 37no off 31 balls, which included three sixes and three fours.

Skipton were bowled out for 121 in 37.4 overs, and then the rains came and not another ball was bowled.

In Division One, Richard Atkins was in fine form for Addingham, as he scored 97no off 123 balls, a knock that included eight fours and five sixes against Rawdon's bowlers.

Ricky Palacio also scored 52 as Addingham finished their innings on 213-4, but Rawdon did not get a chance to bat.

Steeton's game at Colton Institute was also cut short by the weather.

Colton scored 167 all out, as Stephen Pearson (3-37) was the pick of the bowlers for Steeton, who then not did not bat.

* In the Niddersdale and District Cricket League, Upper Wharfedale batted well in their Division Four game against Pannal.

Opener Dave Whitfield (88no) and Joe Metcalfe (72no) were having excellent knocks, before captain Joe Daggett declared on 197-1 after 24.1 overs and rain forced the fixture to be abandoned.