ALTHOUGH the Mewies Solicitors Craven League's executive committee are investigating the abandonment of the Ingrow St John's v Glusburn match in Division Two, which apparently was not a weather-related issue, most clubs mopped up from the early-afternoon thunderstorm and managed to get a result.

In Division One, Embsay were at Hepworth & Idle and figured in a 25 overs per side game.

However, the Shires Lane side looked anything like leaders as they slumped to 21-4 before skipper Phil Binner (85) and Dave Wellock (34) put on 119 for the fifth wicket to help them to 167 all out in 23.3 overs.

The Westfield Lane side made a good start and were 79-1 when Simon McDermott was out for 37.

From there, however, it was all downhill as they closed on 126-8 as Scott Robinson took 3-31.

Second-placed Haworth entertained neighbours Oakworth in a 30 overs per side game.

The hosts posted 151-6, with Damien Rowell (55) and Dan Trowers (48) putting on 94 for the third wicket, but the Cure Hill side were never really in the hunt and closed on 120-9, with Ben Howell (30) top-scoring and Jamie Rowell (3-25) being the best bowler.

Sutton are third after winning by four wickets at Haworth Road.

The Baildon Bottom side posted 186-8 in their 35 overs, with Matthew Hall (45) and Mansha Khan (42) being the main contributors as Zafar Iqbal (3-26) and James McDonald (3-36) did the damage with the ball.

The Royd Hill side chased this down in 32.5 overs, Ryan Ridehalgh (70) and Dave Snowden (60no) giving them the platform with an opening stand of 102.

There was a tremendous finish at Beckfoot Lane.

Visitors Ingrow St John's made 195, with Nadeem Safdar making 63, Imran Zaman 56 and 'Mr Extras' 23 as Harry Greenhalgh claimed 3-60.

Chris Dibb (47) and Sam Porter (43) kept Bingley Congs in the hunt, but it seemed a forlorn hope as they stood at 178-9.

Then Greenhalgh joined Tom Parker (24no), and the pair took them to 193-9.

Two were needed to tie and three to win, but sadly they could only score a single and the Saints had won by one run, with Naveed Hussain (4-38) and Deepal Dissanayake (4-30) doing most of the damage.

Richard Taylor (45) top-scored for Denholme as they stumbled to 88 all out at Crossflatts, for whom Joseph Lynch took 6-31.

The Ryshworth Park side galloped home by nine wickets thanks to Nathan Bradbury (52no).

Division Two leaders Ingrow were at Sandy Lane and rattled up 194, led by skipper Mark Price (52) and Dan Scott (38no) as Hasnat Bukhari claimed 3-29.

The Greenwood Park side replied with 155-9, with Zeesham Aslam (64) and Tahir Rasheed (32) being the two batsmen to offer most resistance as Price finished with 3-19.

Second-placed Haworth Road II won by 52 runs at Chatburn.

Wajid Mahmood (42) and Andrew Morley (29) were the main contributors in the Baildon Bottom side’s 177, but Chatburn could only reply with 125, Shahid Mahmood taking 4-38.

Wilsden's Chris Mitchell went berserk, smiting 14 fours and nine sixes in a superb 141 not out from 83 balls to see his side to 260-5 in their 30 allotted overs.

Shell-shocked Oakworth II were dismissed for 40, with Harrison Houldsworth (4-13) and Sam Mitchell (4-19) having good performances with the ball.

Airedale could only muster 119 against Foulridge at Bradford Road, with Asad Ejaz and Yusuf Mohammed both making 28, with Foulridge then romping to a five-wicket victory.

At Golden View, Long Lee could only make 133, with Steve Butterfield hitting 41 and Paul Stowell 32 as Martyn Dalby claimed 5-37.

Visitors Cowling won by three wickets, with Wassim Hussain scoring 37 as Dave Collins took 5-25.

At Street Lane, Ingrow St John's II totalled 199-8, with Azeem Hussain (52), Noman Riaz (43) and Sarum Quereshi (43) doing the business with the bat as Steve Brown took 4-49.

Visitors Glusburn were cruising to victory on 160-0 with Matt Lloyd (92no) and Neil Freeman (54no) at the crease when play was abandoned.

Cononley have a four-point lead at the top of Division Three after rattling up the day’s highest score of 295-5 at home to Skipton CI.

Andrew Starkey (104) led the way with Cameron Knowles (62) as they put on 112 for the third wicket, Joel Grainger (56no) also joining in the fun.

The Sandylanders were dismissed for 121, with Tom Feather (4-4) and Matthew Phillips (4-31) doing the damage.

Embsay II move into second spot after a four-wicket victory over Gargrave at Shires Lane.

The Skipton Road side were restricted to 110, with John Beckwith (47) being the main contributor as Simon Holt took 4-26 and Stephen Speak 3-43.

The latter then turned batter as he led his side to the points with 42 not out as Ted Wilman took 3-16.

Gargrave drop to fourth place behind Bradford & Bingley III, who had a tie in their home derby against Bingley Congs II.

The Beckfoot side scored 150-9, with David Tarren (43) top-scoring as Shahbaz Ahmed took 5-18.

The Wagon Laners recorded exactly the same score as Adam Swallow (47) top scored as Ben Hemsley took 3-24.

Bradley appear to be pulling their season around after beating Eldwick & Gilstead by eight wickets at Matthew Lane, with Casper Bean (60), Neil Andrews (46no) and Vince Grant (5-16) being the stars for the hosts as Chris Child made 57 for the visitors.

Thornton restricted Sandy Lane to 96-8 at Booth Bridge Lane as Muhammad Adil made 45 not out.

But the hosts closed on 85 as Raj Farooq (4-10) and Jawad Ali (3-28) did most of the damage.

In Division 4A, Sutton enjoyed a five-wicket victory at home to second-placed Haworth to remain top.

The Bronte side had Neil Rollins (54no), Richard Godden (53no) and Dan Peel (43) to thank for their 198-4.

Then Simon Todd (96) and George Blackwell (40) put on 104 for the fourth wicket to help their side to the points.

Despite 43 from Chris Dennison, Denholme were shot out for 87 as Mick Addy took 6-24 at Bradford Road.

Visitors Crossflatts II cantered to a fine nine-wicket victory, with Bryan Freimanis making 45 and Ben Hinchcliffe 37 not out.

Tariq Ghani (68no) was the backbone of Skipton CI II's 141-9 at home to Airedale, who were dismissed for 113, with evergreen Mel Mason (4-9) nipping the tail out as Dean Pompey took 4-36.

Cowling II beat Hepworth & Idle II, while Foulridge II conceded to Chatburn II.

Division 4B leaders Silsden were in their pomp at Wilsden II, Jack Lister (125) and Simon Cox (48) helping the hosts to an impressive 272-6.

The Windy Grove side were knocked over for 81, with Kieran Lawrence taking 4-30 and Will Pullen 3-10.

Ingrow II beat Oakworth III by nine wickets at Hainworth.

The Cure Hill side were dismissed for 72 before Callum Holmes (41no) took the hosts past the winning post.

Azhar Iqbal (4-28) and Ian Beattie (3-8) hustled Long Lee II out for 122 at Park Field, and then Alan Coney blasted 70 not out to help Glusburn II to a nine-wicket victory.

Bingley Congs III suffered an eight-wicket defeat at home to Bradley II.

Bill Marshall (33) and Mick Brooksbank (28) helped the hosts to 133-9 in their 35 overs before George Bell (66no) took the Matthew Lane side to the points.

Cononley II were too strong for Gargrave II, winning by 82 runs.

Harry Parker (51) and Peter Hatton (31) helped the visitors to 160 as Tony Spensley (5-32) and Rob Storr (4-22) performed with the ball.

'Mr Extras' (24) and Storr (21) were the top scorers for the Skipton Road side, who closed on 78 as Paul Hogg finished with 6-20.