OXENHOPE are in trouble in the Halifax League, and with five games to go, are only above the Premier Division drop zone on points difference.

Scott Mallinson took 3-48 as leaders Thornton posted 206-6, and though Oxenhope keeper Harris Rowlett hit 50 in his side’s reply, he had virtually no support, as his side were bowled out for 83.

Cullingworth are still in the Second Division promotion hunt, but their hopes of going up took a blow in a 26-run derby defeat at Oakworth.

The hosts, who still have a real chance of making the top two themselves, were indebted to Bradley Powell’s 69 and Brannan Lawn’s 43, which comprised the majority of their 171-9.

Jack Rogers bowled well in taking 4-30 for Cullingworth, but when the visitors lost both openers for ducks they looked to be in dire straits.

The next two batsmen, Thomas Harrison and Elliott Robinson, led the fightback with 51 and 42 respectively.

But the rest of the middle and lower order struggled, with Oakworth bowling them out for 145, Charlie Raby taking 5-42.

Over in the Aire-Wharfe League, Steeton look primed for promotion from Division Two after romping to a nine-wicket win over Kirkstall Educational.

Ben Hemsley took 4-39 as Kirkstall were dismissed for 159, before Craig Walton’s 70 not out steered them home with ease.

Harden stay top of Division Three after beating Leeds Modernians by five wickets.

Hosts Modernians made 212-9, with opening bowlers Matthew Hogg and Ben McGonigle taking 5-37 and 4-54 respectively.

Harden would have been nervous after slipping to 115-5, but an unbroken sixth wicket partnership of 101 saw them home.

Martin Walker and Owen Narey struck 46 not out and 42 not out respectively to see their side home.