OTLEY started their Aire-Wharfe League Division One title defence with a relatively comfortable five-wicket win over Addingham.

Nathan Goldthorp took early top order wickets, to finish with 3-35, while Stephen Brown excelled later on to finish with 4-34, as Addingham were dismissed for just 128.

And it was the same pair who starred with the bat. Brown top scored with 44, while Goldthorp's 26 not out helped see his side home, despite the best efforts of Robert Ellis (4-31).

Burley-in-Wharfedale almost pulled off a great escape in losing by four runs at North Leeds. The hosts scored 155-8 and had reduced Burley to 78-9 in their reply, after Michael Shelton had taken 6-45.

But the last pair of Redmond Bolton (54no) and Dom Grimes (22) took them within four runs of North Leeds' total, before the latter was bowled by Adam Copley.

George Myers thumped 107 as early table-toppers Rawdon amassed an impressive 248-9. Saltaire were flattened in their response for just 95, with Andrew Doidge and Jake Hodges taking four wickets apiece.

Harry Smallwood hit 70 for Olicanian but Paul Dover's 4-40 meant Ilkley reduced them to 162 all out, which they chased down after 38 overs to win by four wickets.

Istikhar Hussain took 5-36 as Horsforth were bundled out for 106 and his Follifoot side coasted to an eight-wicket win as a result.

Finally, Toby Jacklin's supreme individual effort helped Collingham & Linton to a thrilling tie with Bilton.

His 4-31 saw Bilton dismissed for 138, before he hit 38 not out at number eight to ensure his team went away with 11 points and a share of the spoils.

In Division Two, George Hogg's bludgeoned an unbeaten 109 to help Adel to 277-6 off their 50 overs, before James Thorp's 5-27 saw opponents Calverley St Wilfrids skittled for a miserable 38.

Steeton also won big at home to Guiseley. Stephen Pearson's fantastic 102 saw them to 200 all out, before Matthew Nutter's equally impressive 8-26 saw the visitors dismissed for just 121.

Things were looking a bit hairy for Tong Park Esholt as they attempted to chase down Pool's total of 145, but a fine lower order effort of 47no from Muhammad Z Khan saw them home by four wickets.

Stuart Hudson's 6-24 saw Beckwithshaw roll over Horsforth Hall Park for just 84, and his side comfortably chased that down for the loss of just three wickets.

Tom Clayton (74) and Mohammed Altaf (59) helped Bardsey to a huge 318-9 and keeper Matt Tavare's fine 79 in reply was in vain, as Kirkstall Educational could only manage 231-9.

James Key and Azhar Mahmood took four wickets apiece as Green Lane dismissed New Rover for just 107, and the batsmen chased that down easily to win by seven wickets, Waleed Akhtar making 65 not out.

Paul Naylor hit 53no to help Thackley to 175-7 in Division Three, but they just came up short, as Sam Tattersall's unbeaten 49 helped Ben Rhydding home by two wickets.

Stuart Burgess struck 91 not out to help Tong Park Esholt's second team to 229-3 and they breezed to a 102-run win over Ilkley's seconds as a result.

Wicket-keeper Carlos Prowse struck 82 as North Leeds racked up 208-6, but it was not enough, as Shiv Bhatoa's unbeaten 64 helped Bolton Villas to a six-wicket victory.

Muhammad Qadeer hit nine sixes in his 106 not out as Skipton racked up 242-7, before he then took 5-33 to help dismiss Leeds Modernians for just 108.

Alwoodley could only manage 125-6 against Old Leodiensians, but they then dismissed their opponents for just 54, as Will Jackson took 5-10.

Four wickets apiece for Nick Thackray and Jonathan Horner saw Colton Institute dismiss St Chads Broomfield for 146, before their side scrambled home by three wickets, despite the best efforts of Rahul Sidhartha (6-36).

In Division Four, Harden went top after scoring 208/9 and beating Menston by 49 runs, while the closest game in Division Five saw Olicanian's seconds beat Bolton Villas' seconds by two wickets.

In Division Six, Ben McGonigle took 4-31 as Harden's seconds beat Menston's seconds by six wickets, Nick Hindle hitting 53 not out in their successful reply.