STEETON lost their last Aire-Wharfe League Division Two match of the season by eight wickets at home to high-flying Ben Rhydding.

In a rain-reduced 32 overs per side game, the hosts lost an important toss and were unsurprisingly asked to bat first.

David Robinson top-scored with 33 but when he departed in the 21st over Steeton were 70-5. That soon became 98-7 before some respectability was restored by the only decent partnership of the innings.

Craig Walton (30no) shared an unbroken 35-run eighth-wicket stand with Luke Watson (15no) as the Summerhill Lane side finished on 133-7.

In reply Steeton were unable to make any serious inroads into the Ben Rhydding batting. Paul Hardwick (1-15) and Luke Watson (1-26) took wickets to leave them 49-2 but that was as good as it got as the visitors crashed 88 runs in the next nine overs.

Struan Connor (63no) and Shane Wineti (40no) led them home - Wineti reaching 801 runs for the season, topping the league’s batting with an average of 50.6 - but Ben Rhydding missed out on promotion due to Follifoot's win over Kirkstall.

In Division Three, James Roper (55) and Matthew Topham (45) were the main contributors as Harden beat St Chads Broomfield by four wickets. Daniel Viles had taken 4-42 as St Chads set a 194-9 total.

Steeton II managed to register their first away win of the season on the final day as they beat Burley II by 90 runs.

Batting first, Steeton’s innings was based around a great second-wicket partnership of 135 between Will Luxton (75) and Bradley Akrigg (62).

The visitors lost wickets trying to score unnecessarily quickly on a damp, slow track but their 194-7 in 50 overs proved more than enough.

Burley were always struggling as Phil Akrigg bowled in tandem with his grandson Bradley. Phil (2-32) brought his career tally to 1,100 wickets, but was eclipsed by Bradley, who took 4-24 as the hosts were dismissed for 104.

Harden II (155-9) were beaten at home by Calverley II (157-3).