STEETON, who aren’t as high up the Aire-Wharfe League Premier Division table as they would wish, lost a low-scoring encounter at Summerhill Lane against Saltaire.

The home side opted to bat, but could only make 124, which was a recovery from 40-5.

Craig Walton (34) put on 48 for the sixth wicket with skipper Steve Pearson (21) but, that apart, only James Robinson (10) made double figures.

Saltaire were sitting pretty at 78-2, but battling Steeton took a further six wickets before Saltaire got home, Paul Quinlan taking 4-42, Ewan Johnston 2-12 and James Mcdonald 2-35.

With six matches played, Steeton, who have lost their last two, are 10th, only eight points above a demotion berth.

The situation is even more dire for Harden, who are second from bottom in Division One.

They made 159 after choosing to bat at Follifoot, which wasn’t anywhere near enough as the hosts won by eight wickets in the 22nd over.

Opener Elliot Wilson (36) and Prathamesh Kumble (48) put on 61 for the third wicket, but it was downhill from there as only gloveman Will Grace (14) and Martin Falkingham (19no) made double figures.

Hector Bowerman (83no) batted through the reply, putting on 103 for the second wicket with Tom Stewart (38).

Harden, who host second-placed Beckwithshaw on Saturday, are on 39 points, four more than Calverley, but seven less than New Rover.

Meanwhile, Otley continued their perfect record in the Premier Division, making it seven wins out of seven by defeating bottom-of-the-table Bilton.

Leaders Otley chose to bat and scored 271-7, openers Alex Atkinson (42) and Ben Morley (41) continuing their rich vein of form with a partnership of 72.

Then Ollie Halliday (58) and Steve Brown (37) took up the cudgels in a stand of 83 for the sixth wicket, keeper Paul Stephen Nicholson (20) and Freddie Hill (22) then adding 45 for the eighth wicket.

Bilton may be propping up the table, but they made a decent reply of 226, Brown (3-72) and overseas Roby Lane (5-70) mopping up the tail as they collapsed from 220-6.

Otley have 137 points, 22 ahead of defending champions Collingham, and Burley stayed third on 91 after also claiming maximum points at home to North Leeds, winning the toss and scoring 248-9.

Opener Mark Harrison (58) and Dan Revis (55) put on 109 for the second wicket in a strong start as all the top seven made double figures.

North Leeds, who were 44-4, did well to reach 198, Jason Krafft (3-33) and Nicky Bulcock (3-50) getting among the wickets.

Pool have joined Rawdon on 70 points after defeating them at Arthington Lane.

Horsforth Hall Park dropped two places to ninth after losing a tense match at Adel.