SILSDEN Ladies have once again retained their Yorkshire Ladies League Division One title with a game to spare after a comfortable home win against Linthwaite B.

The team have not really been at their best this season and have suffered some injuries to key players but kept their cool to run out the winners again. They now qualify for the Ladies Champion of Champions team event at Heckmondwike on Sunday, October 8. In Division Two, Cullingworth made a bright start to the season but finished disappointingly in the bottom half.

The Old Town Floodlit Pairs was won once again by Neil and Richard Hargreaves of Cross Roads for the third consecutive time after they pushed aside their early opponents before having to brush up their game to beat David Warburton and Peter Collins of Mytholmroyd Church, 21-16, still with an air of ease. A great achievement by the deadly duo.

The Worth Valley Divisional Cup finals take centre stage on Saturday at Broughton Road, starting at 11am with the Third Division’s Chairman's Cup final between Bradshaw B and Keighley B.

Bradshaw beat Whins Wood B by one point in the semis where Liam Foley was the losers' only winner. Keighley easily defeated Bingley B, with Samantha Fowler and Peter Wormald ensuring a good win.

In the Supplementary Cup in Division Two, starting about 1pm, Whins Wood A play Bingley A. Whins Wood beat Highfield in the semis thanks to a good win by Harry Barnes while Bingley easily beat Steeton B despite a good effort by Janet Green for the losers.

The Valley Cup for Division One sides begins around 3pm where league winners Cross Roads meet relegated Silsden Playing Fields and concede 74 points – a tall order.

Cross Roads brushed aside Lund Park A in their semi-final despite a good win by Muriel Baker for Lund Park, while Silsden PF beat Bradshaw A at the same stage thanks to wins by Neville Lund and John Callanon.

The Veterans finals have been sorted out and action in five finals will begin at Lund Park on Monday. Details from Mick Demain.

In the Hebden Bridge Vets League, Keighley have been relegated after a poor season.

Sunday sees the Aire-Wharfe Champion of Champions finals at Idle, starting at 10am, while the Yorkshire ABA’s Hutchinson and Radley Cup finals are at Hillcrest starting at 11am.