Illingworth will be runners-up

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Illingworth go into the last game of the season at home to Woodhouse next weekend knowing that they will finish second in the Aire/Wharfe League’s Division Three after rain prevented a winner away to leaders Horsforth yesterday.

Illingworth had hoped to reduce the 28 point gap between the teams, meaning the title race would be taken into the final game of the season, but it wasn’t to be.

With the game reduced to 43 overs before play commenced, big spending Horsforth were 101 for one off 25 overs when play was washout out.

Captain Luke Brooksby claimed the wicket, bowling Mark Gilliver for 32 before rain prevented further play.

There was no play in the Morley versus Lightcliffe game in Division One of the Bradford League.

Northowram Fields’ outside chance of promotion from the Central Yorkshire League’s Championship perished when their home game with East Leeds fell victim to the weather.

Barkisland’s game at Golcar and Elland’s match at Slaithwaite in the Huddersfield League also perished.

AIRE/WHARFE LEAGUE

Division Three

Horsforth v Illingworth

Match abandoned

HORSFORTH 101 for one

M Gilliver b L Brooksby 32

O Hardaker not out 55

B Worcester not out 9

Extras 5

Bowling: J Moorhouse 8.0 1 34 0, L Kelly 7.0 0 27 0, L Brooksby 5.0 2 8 1, A Dixon 5.0 0 29 0.