SKIPTON'S relegation from the Aire-Wharfe Division Two has been confirmed.

They suffered a three-wicket defeat against Horsforth Hall Park while Leeds Modernians – the team immediately above them – beat Calverley by three wickets.

Skipton were unable to build on the efforts of opener Ben Holderness (49) as they were bowled out for 151.

Hall Park were guided to victory by Sam Dobson (33no) after James Mukherjee took 3-26.

Steeton lost their last Aire-Wharfe League Division Two match of the season by eight wickets at home to high-flying Ben Rhydding.

In a rain-reduced 32 overs per side game, the hosts lost an important toss and were unsurprisingly asked to bat first.

David Robinson top-scored with 33 but when he departed in the 21st over Steeton were 70-5. That soon became 98-7 before some respectability was restored by the only decent partnership of the innings.

Craig Walton (30no) shared an unbroken 35-run eighth-wicket stand with Luke Watson (15no) as the Summerhill Lane side finished on 133-7.

In reply, Steeton were unable to make any serious inroads into the Ben Rhydding batting. Paul Hardwick (1-15) and Luke Watson (1-26) took wickets to leave them 49-2 but that was as good as it got as the visitors crashed 88 runs in the next nine overs.

Struan Connor (63no) and Shane Wineti (40no) led them home – Wineti reaching 801 runs for the season, topping the league’s batting with an average of 50.6 – but Ben Rhydding missed out on promotion due to Follifoot's win over Kirkstall.

With Danny Maguire (5-53) causing problems, Addingham looked as though they might be struggling at 121-6 but the lower order batting came to their rescue. Ricky Palacio (57), Ben Brearley (60) and Darrell Robinson (44no) – the latter two each hitting six sixes – helped them race to 315-9.

That was far too good for relegated Thackley who were dismissed for 125, Jack DeAth taking 4-13.