STEETON are back on track in Division Two of the Aire-Wharfe League and sit five points clear of Ilkley in the second and final promotion place.

A terrible defeat to Green Lane last time out threatened to derail their dreams of reaching the top flight, but they responded on Saturday by beating Colton Institute with ease.

It was not easy going when the Summerhill Laners batted first, and they were indebted to a patient 45 in the middle order from James Robinson as they totalled 177-9.

But with Ewan Johnston taking 4-18 in the reply, Colton were bundled out for just 83, Steeton winning by 94 runs.

Harden could officially guarantee promotion from Division Three this coming weekend, but they are not there just yet, despite a thumping eight-wicket win over Alwoodley on Saturday.

Ben McGonigle claimed 4-54 as Alwoodley were bowled out for 151, before Harden skipper Andy Wear scored a superb 76 not out to see his side home with ease.

Meanwhile, in the Halifax League Premier Division, Oxenhope are eight points clear of the drop with three games to go.

Their match at Triangle was abandoned halfway through due to rain on Saturday, with the hosts making 254 all out, Oxenhope’s Joel Fothergill taking 6-76.

Cullingworth are 10 points off the promotion spots in the Second Division after squeezing past fellow high-flyers Sowerby St Peter’s.

Phil Poole (3-7) and Scott Pearson (3-46) helped bowl out Sowerby for 176, but Cullingworth looked to be in trouble when their reply slipped to 112-7.

But Elliot Robinson (63 not out) and No.9 Michael Dennison (37) saved the day, as Cullingworth won by two wickets.

Oakworth still have a shot at promotion too, with Charlie Shimmin (60no) and Jack Davison (52) the main contributors to their total of 174-6 against visiting Bridgeholme, after being 51-5.

The away side could only respond with 143 as Tom Fothergill took 3-52.