THE weather had a big say in the Craven League on Saturday, with a lot of games abandoned without a ball being bowled, some getting part way through and, surprisingly, some games finishing.

Division One leaders Ingrow St John’s and second-placed Haworth were both inactive, but third-placed Embsay racked up 300-6 at Sutton.

Elliot Stockton made 93 and Phil Binner 91 but the Royd Hill side had replied with 205-2 off 32 overs when the 8pm deadline was reached.

Ryan Ridehalgh hit a magnificent 138 – his second century of the season – which included 21 fours and three sixes and, together with David Snowden (49no), put on 196 for the first wicket.

In the other game where play took place, Crossflatts entertained Oakworth.

The hosts slumped to 79 all out after being put in, but it would have been a lot worse without No 8 Jim O’Hara (40no), who put on 24 for the last wicket with Mark Pennington as Ben Howell (5-39) and Richard Cavender (3-20) wreaked havoc.

In reply, Jordan Powell hit a rapid 33, which helped the Cure Hill side over the line for the loss of four wickets.

There was no play at Barrowford, where Haworth Road Meths were the visitors.

The top-of-the-table clash between Haworth Road II and leaders Ingrow St John’s at Baildon Bottom went the way of the home side in emphatic style.

The hosts made 209-5, with Ian Robson (69) and Wajid Mahmood (37) leading the way.

The Hainworth side were then dismissed for 110, with No 8 Callum Holmes (35) top scoring as Andy Maude took 3-28.

This victory takes Haworth Road II a point ahead of Ingrow.

The only other game in the division where play was possible was at Glusburn.

The Park Field side scored 154, with Matt Lloyd making 91 not out as Chris Langley (4-20) and Chris Mitchell (4-44) were the best bowlers.

Visitors Wilsden had made 5-0 off one over when play was abandoned.

Division Three leaders Cononley entertained Sandy Lane II and looked to be on course for victory when play was stopped on safety grounds.

The Greenwood Park side were dismissed for 99, with Cameron Knowles and Anthony Haigh both taking 2-11 as Jawad Ail (27) top scored.

The hosts had replied with 63-3, with Scott Brook making 32, when stumps were drawn.

Bingley Congs II scored 173-9 at home to Skipton CI.

Gary Cook (67no) added a crucial 33 for the last wicket with Michael Baines (20no), with

Sam Smith (4-35) and John Stuttard (3-38) being the main bowlers.

Smith then top-scored with 41 and Tariq Ghani made 34 as the Sandylanders innings closed just five runs short of their target.

Another result was obtained in the game at Grange Road, where Riddlesden made 198 thanks to John Pinkerton (91, including seven fours and six sixes) and Akeel Rashid (30), with Joe Wood taking 4-19.

Visitors Gargrave romped home by five wickets in just 28 overs, with John Beckwith's 70 including four fours and five sixes and Wood 69 not out, including eight fours and three sixes, being the main run-getters as Rashid claimed 3-39.

There was no play elsewhere in the division.

In Division 4A, leaders Sutton were at Skipton CI II, who were 71-0 off 22 overs with the mercurial Mel Mason 47 not out when play was abandoned.

Second-placed Haworth II were also thwarted by the weather at Denholme II after making 47-2 off ten overs.

Cowling II, who are third, were 71-3 at home to Crossflatts II when proceedings were halted.

Play was not possible in any other matches in the division.

In Division 4B, second-placed Glusburn II were at Wilsden II and were 63-2 when stumps were drawn.

The only other game where play was possible was at Gargrave II, where Oakworth III were the visitors.

The Cure Hill side, who contained six under-14s, performed very well to make 77-8 off 40 overs, with Ellis Marshall (36) top scoring as Will Storr (3-15) and Rob Storr (3-22) worked well with the ball.

In reply, Tony Spensley (38) led the Skipton Road side to a four-wicket victory in the 21st over.