HOLDERS Denholme II have been knocked out of this year's Mewies Solicitors Craven League Cowling Cup.

Visitors Embsay II batted first in their second-round tie and made 152-2, with Yorkshire over-60s players Brian Hodgson (71) and Nev Allan (42) putting on 118 for the first wicket. Chris Dennison (51no) led the reply that closed on 128-5.

The highlight of the day, however, was Adam Swallow's 119 not out (seven fours, ten sixes), which, along with 56 not out from opener Shahbaz Ahmed helped Bradford & Bingley III to a massive 194-1 at Penistone Hill.

In reply Bingley Congs III were restricted to 84-7, which including a battling 50 not out from Bill Marshall, who reached his half-century with a six off the last ball of the innings, as Matthew Sharp took 3-18.

Bingley Congs II were also in action at home to Second Division leaders Haworth Road II, who were made to work hard to go through to the next round.

The Baildon Bottom side struggled to 94-9, with Rob Greenwood making 55 as Michael Baines took 4-21.

In the unsuccessful reply, Tim Burnley (27) and Ben Hemsley (21) put on 51 for the second wicket but the innings fizzled out at 81-8.

Glusburn II beat Haworth II by 23 runs at Park Field.

Alan Coney (56) helped the home side to 103-9 as Danny Spencer took 4-13.

Five batsmen got into double figures but nobody was able to go on and make a winning score as the Bronte side closed on 80.

Crossflatts II posted 126-2 at Gargrave II, with Keiran Temprill (68) and Chris Vollentine (35) putting on 75 for the second wicket.

The Skipton Road side had Matt Beckwith (23) top scoring as Ben Hinchcliffe took 3-15 as the innings closed on 103-8.

The South Craven derby between Cononley II and Bradley II went the way of the home side by 12 runs.

Nathan Parker (42) helped the hosts to 119-9 in an innings that featured five run outs.

There were another three run outs as the Matthew Lane side replied with 107.

Chris Kimberley (27) and Michael Clarkson (25) top-scored for the losers as Harry Parker (3-10) was the best bowler for the winners.

The red-rose derby in the Ribble Valley went the way of hosts Chatburn II.

They went first, and Steve Tandy (49) and Daniel Holmes (38) set the platform with an opening stand of 79, with Josh Dean (49no) carrying on the good work to see them to 146-3.

Visitors Barrowford were indebted to skipper Mohammed Waqas' 84 as they made 136-9 as Louie Sims took 4-17 to leave them ten runs short of their target.

Finally, for some unexplained reason, Ingrow II didn't turn up for their game at Foulridge II.

Third-round draw: Chatburn II v Haworth Road II, Crossflatts v Cononley II, Embsay II v Foulridge II, Glusburn II v Bradford & Bingley III. Matches to be played on Sunday, July 2.