DESPITE no batter in their side scoring more than 25, Steeton are off the mark in the Aire-Wharfe League.

The Summerhill Lane club, promoted to the Premier Division this season, chose to bat at Tong Park Esholt, but could only make 131.

Adam Smith (25) and Luke Chapman (24) led the way, but only three other players progressed into the teens - Tom Smallwood (11), skipper Stephen Pearson (17) and Paul Quinlan (18).

However, TPE only had two players in double figures and were dismissed for 91, with Pearson taking 4-36, Quinlan 3-14 and overseas Tremaine Dowrich 2-8.

In Division Two, Skipton chose to field at Bingley Congs, who racked up 288-5 in their 50 overs, with Gary Owens doing well to take 2-45 in 14 overs, Shahid Nadeem bagging 3-81 in his maximum allocation of 15.

The visitors never really threatened to overhaul that target, being dismissed for 161, with Keir Nelson (30) putting on 36 for the sixth wicket with Finlay Walker (18), skipper Owens contributing 25 and No 9 David Bunyan 34.

Among the second teams, Steeton notched an 11-run victory over TPE in Division One, keeper John Akrigg (56), teenager Archie Cox (36) and captain Adam Hardwick (39no) helping hosts Steeton to 188-6.

Hardwick (3-32) and Bradley Akrigg (3-21) then restricted the visitors to 177-9.

There was also joy for Skipton’s second strings in Division Three, opening pair Carl Tetley (3-19) and Noah Kennedy (4-15) making visitors Colton Institute regret their decision to bat first.

Needing only 84 to win, the Sandylanders triumphed by seven wickets, although they were 9-3 before Doug Rice-Bowen (25no) and Ji Mukherjee (46no) added 75 unbroken.