KIRK Deighton lost ground in their efforts to win the 2011 Wetherby Cricket League after slipping to a high scoring defeat to Barwick on Saturday.
After posting 263-6 thanks to knocks of 69 and 50 by Richard Ward and Matthew Wall respectiveley, Barwick came out firing in response.
Gary Bettison (114no) and Peter Bryant (62) turned in excellent performances with the bat to see Barwick home with five wickets left in the shed.
Elsewhere WETHERBY (264-4, Warren Else 72, Ian Twitchen 57) beat SHADWELL who were all out for 149.
WALTON held their nerve to beat St Chads. They made 239-4 through Mansoor Hussain (114) and Qulzam Mahmood (57). Chads were short on 201-8 in reply.