SKIPTON cruised to a 47-run victory at Harden in a Division Three match in the Aire-Wharfe League on Saturday.

Batting first, Skipton scored 196 as Shahid Nadeem top-scored with 62 and skipper Gary Owens chipped in with a knock of 44.

Travis Nightingale took 5-34 and Matthew Hogg was 3-65 for Harden.

The home side's reply, which was led by Martin Falkingham's 53, saw them score 149.

Iqbal Khan (5-32) and Owens (4-51) were the pick of the bowlers for Skipton, who won their second game in a row.

In Division One, Addingham (212 all out) lost by five wickets at Bilton (215-5), who were led by Ben Roughsedge's 91.

Matthew Hastings (48) top-scored for Addingham.

In Division Two, Steeton won by seven wickets at Horsforth Hall Park.

Tom Lester hit 40 to lead Hall Park to 169-9 as Adam Hardwick took 4-55.

But a knock of 42no of Bradley Akrigg guided Steeton (173-7) over the line on the 43rd over.

Jacob Phillips took 4-29 for the Horsforth side.

* In the Nidderdale and District Amateur Cricket League, undefeated Upper Wharfedale, who lead Division Four, hammered Helperby by 118 runs.

Two unbeaten centuries by James Stephenson and Joe Daggett saw Upper Wharfedale score 297-2 in 40 overs.

Stephenson clattered 10 sixes and 12 fours on his way to 142no and Daggett hit 101 off just 65 balls, which included 10 fours and five sixes.

In reply, Helperby managed 179-7, as David Stockdale posted a brilliant spell of 3-19 in 10 overs for Upper Wharfedale.