NORMAL service resumed for league leaders Saltaire as they put a poor Collingham & Linton side to the sword at Roberts Park in Division One of the Aire-Wharfe League on Saturday.

Having lost their last two matches, the hosts were rejuvenated, with Amjid Hussain’s spectacular 7-34 and Zahir Abbas’ 3-29 reducing the visitors to a disappointing 105.

After losing an early wicket, Danish Hussain (60) and Awais Hussain (28 not out) added the bulk of Saltaire’s reply, with wicketkeeper Bilal Hamid scoring the winning runs in style with a maximum.

Just 19 points separate the five sides behind them, with Otley now up to second after a six-wicket win at Rawdon.

Batting first, Ben Morley (50), Joe Smith (49) and skipper Jake Hodges (44) helped the hosts to a competitive 250, with James Davies (4-48) the pick of the bowlers.

But they were no match for Otley, with opener Alex Atkinson scoring an unbeaten 101 and Josh Atkinson making 84 in a fine batting display, much to the frustration of Rawdon’s seven bowlers.

Beckwithshaw also picked up the maximum 20 after a 103-run thrashing of North Leeds at the Stag Den.

Joseph Holderness (57), captain Ben Holderness (47) and Oliver Hebblethwaite (38) helped the hosts to 248-7 before Scott Irvine joined his skipper in claiming four wickets to bowl the visitors out for just 145.

Elsewhere, Henry Wilson’s 5-17 saw Ilkley to an unlikely victory at Bilton, who drop from second to fourth.

Cameron Martin (38), Sam Dale (20) and Richard Vass (18) contributed the majority of the hosts’ below par 122, with Wilson and Luke Bott (3-29) doing the damage with the ball.

When the economical Tuseif Arshad (3-16) dismissed the middle order with a hat-trick, it looked to be a familiar tale for Ilkley, but a 72-run stand between Sam Housam (65no) and Will Candish (37) saw them to their total with nine overs left.

Burley-in-Wharfedale’s Jason Wright also claimed a hat-trick to help his side beat winless Horsforth by six wickets.

Wright finished with 5-30 and Sam Fox 2-13 as Horsforth were reduced to 140 - despite 31 from Tom Colley and James Brennan - a total that the hosts reached midway through the 24th over thanks to Nicholas Brook (45), Wright (34) and Joe Hall (29).

At the bottom of the table, Addingham moved away from relegation with an 80-run victory at home to fellow strugglers Olicanian, Robbie Miller (42) and John Johnson (35) helping the hosts to 184 before Ricky Palacio (6-51) starred with the ball to reduce the visitors to 104.

Something had to give in a scintillating clash between Division Two frontrunners Green Lane and New Rover, with the hosts running out victors at Nunroyd Park.

Placed into bat, Green Lane made a fantastic 285-6, with opener Arsaam Malik scoring 14 fours and three sixes on his way to a fine 124, and Imran Zaman adding 52.

After a collapse that saw opener Adam Patel run out without having faced a ball, New Rover fell to 4-3 before a century of their own in the form of Fahid Rehman, who made a spectacular 132 not out.

He was helped by middle order batsman Aqsad Ali (65) but the league leaders were left with too much to do, falling 50 runs short.

Third-placed Pool are now just two points adrift after a sensational performance saw them to a 150-run win at Kirkstall Educational.

Batting first, the visitors were outstanding, with skipper Charlie Bell hitting 18 fours and five sixes to score 132 from just 91 deliveries, Krutik Patel adding 96, and Rob Goldthorpe a quick-fire 53 in their 350-5.

Captain Callum Oliver (71), Dylan Duraisingham (37) and extras (22) contributed the majority as the hosts could only muster 200 in reply, the wickets shared between Pool’s five bowlers.