Horsforth are keeping their feet on the ground

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Horsforth are “not getting too excited” despite beating Steeton at the weekend to make it two wins from two for the newly-promoted side.

Division One of the Aire-Wharfe League saw Horsforth continue their perfect start to life in that section, by once again taking maximum points from their game away at Steeton.

The visitors rattled up 321-6 in their 50 overs including a knock of 95 from overseas debutant Byron Boshoff.

In reply, Steeton managed only 170 all out with Andy Robinson adding to his five-wicket haul from last week with figures of 4-27.

But despite a seemingly easy start to the campaign, Horsfoth’s vice-captain Oli Hardaker is aware of the sterner tests ahead.

“No disrespect to the other teams but we know there are stronger teams in this league like Bilton next week which is a massive game for us,” he said.

“It’s going to be a very hard game, they have a good team, it’s going to show where we’re at as a team – it’s going to be like a cup final.”

Bilton, meanwhile, kept up their winning start to the season by easily dispatching Burley by 106-runs. Captain Vic Craven scored 127 and bowler Mustahsan Shah took 5-24.

Elsewhere in Division One, Rawdon went top of the table as they defeated defending champions Otley by 45-runs.

Kuda Samunderu hit 84 for Rawdon as they posted 259-7 from their 50 overs and figures of 4-40 from Nathan Goldthorp helped to restrict Otley to 214 all out.

Beckwithshaw humbled North Leeds, bowling out the home side for just 61, with Alex Lilley doing some serious damage as he picked up figures of 8-31. Beckwithshaw went on to win by five wickets.

Collingham won by eight wickets in their fixture with Ilkley, making light work of the 151 target set by Ilkley.

Finally, Pool slipped to back-back defeats as they were edged out by Kirkstall by 29 runs.

In Division Two, Guiseley sit at the top of table following a massive 217-run victory over Addingham.

Tom Brady shone with the bat scoring 139 while Marcus Brown took figures of 4-8 to dispose of Addingham.

Follifoot follow in second after they beat Adel by eight wickets to stake their promotion hopes. Umar Yaqoob’s efforts of 5-36 troubled Adel as they set a measly 78 to win, which was comfortably chased down by the Follifoot batsmen.

Thackley are level on points with Follifoot following an impressive away win at Illingworth.

Andrew Parratt took 5-43 as Thackley were set 199 to win, losing five wickets on the way Thackley were able to reach the target with seven overs to spare.

Knaresborough won in a close affair against Ben Rhydding, Dave Girling took 5-28 as Ben Rhydding reached 145 all out. In response the home side struggled as they chased their victory target but Sam Davies’ 53 secured a two-wicket win for Knaresborough.

A low-scoring game between Harden and Calverley saw Harden pick up their first win of the season as they defended 127 all out by bowling out Calverley for just 94 with Andy Bailey picking up 4-20.

Lastly, Colton thumped Skipton by 150 runs as they skittled out the visitors for 83 as they chased a 234-run target.

Elsewhere, Horsforth Hall Park are the early leaders in Division Three.