HARDEN's struggles continue as they lost by 47 runs to Skipton 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.

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.