COLNE Cricket Club are the deserved winners of the Skipton League Division One title after an 8-4 home victory over Cononley A saw them leapfrog rivals Keighley A.

Keighley lost 10-2 at Cross Hills A to come runners-up after a really miserable effort in their last match, while Cononley A finished a creditable third six points behind the leaders.

Relegated are Settle A and Sutton A, who have not played well this season.

Colne Legion A won the Second Division title ahead of Silsden Playing Fields A after both the favourites led the league all season.

Gargrave B are going down alongside Cononley B, who have struggled all season with team problems.

Rolls Royce won the Third Division title just one point ahead of Whinfield A, who also go up, while a luckless Keighley B finished a further point behind in third and stay put. Relegated teams here are Whinfield B and Grassington.

Craven took the Fourth Division crown well ahead of Steeton B having led the league all season.

There was better news for Keighley A in in the new 54321 League as they claimed the Division One title. Colne Legion A, Rolls Royce and Craven enjoyed double success as they won Divisions Two, Three and Four respectively.

Keighley A will be hoping to put their Skipton League disappointment behind them tonight when they meet Devon A in the Clarkson Cup final at Colne Legion, while the Supplementary Cup at Gargrave might see Settle A too strong for Whinfield A.

There was a strong host representation in the finals of the Worth Valley’s Leading Lady and Harrison Mixed Pairs event, which were both completed last Saturday at Lund Park.

In the Leading Lady competition, the worthy winners were Lund's Pauline Lightowler and Wayne Hudson, who beat Rita Bland and Sean Picken 21-16.

The Harrison Mixed Pairs was won for the second time by Carol Harrison and Mick Paton of the home club. They defeated Tommy and June Johnson 21-11.

Losing semi-finalists were Brenda Moorhouse and Mick Demain, Carol Uttley and Maurice Haley, Sue Stovold and Vince Wright and Sam Fowler and Peter O’Neill.

Worth Valley events continue on Monday at Broughton Road with the Valley Vets Doubles. Entries are still being taken by Mick Demain.

The top two sections in the Worth Valley Vets League have also been completed with Colne Legion A winning the Division One title ahead of Cross Hills A after a close finish by several teams. Relegated are Steeton A and seven-time winners Keighley A, while Broughton Road return to the top flight after winning Division Two well ahead of runners-up Sutton A.