HARDEN enjoyed a superb win at home to Shadwell in Division Three of the Aire-Wharfe League.

But spare a thought for Shadwell’s Zahid Nissar, who hit 134 not out and took 2-5 but still ended up on the losing side.

Ben McGonigle took two early wickets for Harden and they looked to have their opponents on the back foot at 46-3.

But Nissar took over thereafter, hitting 16 fours and eight sixes in his innings, allowing Shadwell to close on an imposing 263-4 from just 36 overs, in what was a rain-affected clash.

Harden had a hard-hitting centurion of their own though in Toby Priestley.

He hit exactly 100 from just 75 balls, despite injuring himself in a collision that saw Elliott Wilson run out for 53, as Harden successfully chased down a revised target from 31.4 overs, ending up on 225-6 and winning by four wickets.

The victory keeps them second and in a promotion spot, eight points clear of third-placed Horsforth.

Steeton had a much simpler chase in Division Two, beating Calverley St Wilfrids by nine wickets.

Ben Hemsley and Paul Quinlan took four wickets apiece as Steeton restricted their opponents to 96-9 from 26 overs.

It was an easy chase for the visitors, with Jack Ramage scoring 42 as they romped to victory in less than 13 overs.

Steeton sit second now and look good for promotion to the top-flight.

They are also in the final of the Waddilove Cup for a second straight year, beating Pool in a rain-affected semi-final.

Pool made 119-9 in their 45 overs, with Steeton posting 39-1 from 12.5.

That meant a bowl-off to determine the winner, which the Summerhill Laners came through to win.

They will face Rawdon in the final.