League 'newcomers' meet in Cowling Cup final

Craven Herald: Lee Barrett hits a boundary for Gargrave before their league match against Pendle Forest was abandoned

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THERE will be a fresh name on the Cowling Cup trophy this season as two Mewies Solicitors Craven League new boys shone.

Steeton lose high-scoring semi-final

Craven Herald: There may have been play in the semi-finals of the Waddilove Cup and Birtwhistle Cup on Sunday but not everyone was so lucky on Saturday. Here Settle's Tom Davidson throws a bucket of water off the covers in what proved a vain bid to start their home

5:33pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STEETON have been beaten in a high-scoring Birtwhistle Cup semi-final.

War of the Roses battle

12:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE annual Manorlands Plate game takes place on Sunday at Ingrow CC with a 1.30pm start.

Steeton win thriller but stay in sixth

Craven Herald: Henry Wilson bowling for Ilkley in the gloom at Rawdon

12:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STEETON were the only first team to win on a rain-hit Saturday in the Aire-Wharfe League.

Rishton shines as Cowling record first Division One win against Embsay

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8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

DIVISION One’s bottom side Cowling scored their first win of the season over ten-man Embsay at the Coliseum.

Skipton openers share stunning 225 run stand

Craven Herald: Richard Nichols on his way to 142 for Skipton

6:37am Thursday 17th July 2014

SKIPTON opener Richard Nichols hit a sparkling century as his side put a dent in Green Lane’s Division Two promotion hopes.

Settle add to Barlick's woes

Craven Herald: Earby skipper Richard Craddock

6:35am Thursday 17th July 2014

SETTLE’S cricketers continued their winning form with both teams holding onto third place in their leagues.

Ben Rhydding look to grab survival lifeline at Pool

Craven Herald: Ben Rhydding's Charlie Swallow took 4-23 against Pool earlier this season

9:21am Friday 11th July 2014

BEN Rhydding’s hopes of escaping relegation from Aire-Wharfe League Division One could hinge on what happens at Pool tomorrow.

Settle bounce back to crush Euxton

Craven Herald: Earby pro Dave Crotty

10:42am Thursday 10th July 2014

EARBY were involved in two thrilling game last weekend following up a one-wicket defeat against league leaders Clitheroe with a two-wicket triumph against Whalley.

Stander spin success in vain for Steeton but seconds triumph

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11:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

STEETON’S slump continued in Division One as they lost a rain-reduced match at Bilton by 44 runs.

Skipton and Settle revive old rivalry

Craven Herald: OLD RIVALRY: Andrew Davidson

10:41am Thursday 3rd July 2014

SKIPTON and Settle Cricket clubs have joined forces to create a new up beat cricket competition. Thursday evening sees the inaugural match between the two Craven rivals for the new Craven 20/20 Cup at Sandylands, start 6.15.

Oakworth's revival falls Flatt as they lose leadership

Craven Herald: Opener Wayne Exley  gets down to it for Ingrow in their victory at Glusburn

6:34pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A LATE collapse cost Oakworth the Division One leadership in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

Thornton are Saints after shock win

Craven Herald: Cowling batsman Mike Dudley rocks on to the back foot against Crossflatts

5:44pm Thursday 26th June 2014

NEXT-to-bottom Thornton-in-Craven have sprung a surprise in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League's First Division.

Khalid is a big hit as Settle enjoy a weekend maximum

Craven Herald: BIG HIT: Settle's Imran Khalid hit a sparkling century off just 55 balls

8:41am Thursday 26th June 2014

SETTLE’S cricketers made a rousing clean sweep last week, with the firsts beating Whalley to march on to the 20/20 semi-finals, and leaping to fifth in the Senior League with a two-wicket win at Baxenden.

Batting is proving a real bonus for Burley in Aire-Wharfe League championship race

Craven Herald: Steeton batsman Peter Best is bowled

6:47pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

BURLEY picked up maximum bonus points for the second week in a row and edged ahead of Otley at the top of Aire-Wharfe League DIVISION ONE at the season’s halfway point, even though Otley have won one more game.

Scarborough and Davison star in leaders Oakworth's recovery

Craven Herald: Cowling batsman Graham Rishton hits to leg against Crossflatts

6:20pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

MEWIES Solicitors Craven League DIVISION ONE leaders Oakworth may have been regretting their decision to bat when they entertained Foulridge.

Steeton stumble to another defeat

Craven Herald: Steeton batsman John Akrigg (7154607)

11:43am Thursday 19th June 2014

STEETON suffered another defeat to bottom club Collingham, having already been dumped out of the Waddilove Cup by them.

Settle secure their biggest win of season

Craven Herald: Sam Munns score 110 in cup triumph

10:42am Thursday 19th June 2014

Settle racked up their biggest win of the season when they defeated Brinscall by 185 runs in the Senior League at Marshfield.

Oakworth are sole Craven League leaders

Craven Herald: Sutton batsman Dave Snowden hits out on his way to a top score of 50 against Oakworth II

11:51am Wednesday 18th June 2014

OAKWORTH are on their own at the top of the Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One after they hammered Thornton by nine wickets and Ingrow St John's tied their match with Crossflatts.

Addingham defeat Rawdon in big Waddilove Cup upset

Craven Herald: Guiseley's outfield resembled a pond after heavy rain forced the match against Ilkley to be cancelled

11:47am Thursday 12th June 2014

IT may not quite be up there with Hereford knocking Newcastle out of the FA Cup but Addingham’s victory over Rawdon certainly took the Aire Wharfe by surprise.

Coe hoping to avoid new weather record

Craven Herald: This was the scene at Sutton, who were supposed to be hosting Glusburn in a Craven League match. It was a similar scenario at grounds across the district

11:30am Thursday 12th June 2014

WHISPER it softly, but statistics in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League suggest that 2014 is on course to be even soggier than 2012, a season which set records for cancellations.

Burley and Rawdon tails up for crunch clash

Craven Herald: TOP DOGS: James Wilcock celebrates a wicket for Otley – the only unbeaten team in Division One – against Ben Rhydding

9:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Burley and Rawdon have had mixed starts to the season but go into Saturday’s Aire-Wharfe League meeting on the back of good wins.

Silsden slip to Horsforth in crunch clash

Craven Herald: Silsden’s David Wynn took 5-43 but ended up on the losing side against Olicanian

11:00am Thursday 5th June 2014

SILSDEN couldn’t overcome a strong Horsforth side despite a good effort with the ball as the Division Three pace-setters met at Keighley Road.

Settle go from bad to brilliant while Earby's form suffers big dip after win

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9:07am Thursday 5th June 2014

Settle first team’s batting performance went from the ridiculous to the sublime over the double-header weekend. In contrast, Earby's travelled in the opposite direction.

Brave Gargrave can't upset the odds in Wynn Cup

Craven Herald: Stephen Speak starred with the bat for Embsay

8:32pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Mewies Solicitors Craven League Wynn Cup holders Haworth Road faced a tricky tie against Haworth at Baildon Bottom.

Haworth Road have few problems reaching quarter-finals

Craven Herald: Brian Hodgson saw Embsay Seconds home with an unbeaten 32

8:20pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Last year’s Cowling Cup runners-up Haworth Road II are through to the third round after seeing off Airedale II at Bradford Road.

Bowlers in the ascendancy in Craven League

Craven Herald: Matt House soothed Oakworth's nerves by taking 7-22

8:10pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

On a day which was mainly dominated by bowlers, there was a nine-wicket haul and two eight- wicket performances, along with a smattering of seven-wicket analysis in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

Promoted Rawdon again keep their nerve

Craven Herald: Charlie Swallow kicks up the dust as he looks to square drive for Ben Rhydding against Otley

6:30pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Tailenders Shane Franklin and Anthony Gilks clinched an Aire-Wharfe League victory for Rawdon over Bilton with just four balls to spare.

Jackson is definitely a bonus for Guiseley

Craven Herald: Guiseley's Brian Jackson is scoring at almost a run a ball

5:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

South African Brian Jackson could have strolled the last couple of runs to give Guiseley victory over Rawdon in the Aire-Wharfe League on Monday - instead he smashed his seventh six in a sparkling unbeaten 109.

Foulds and Spragg star in Steeton victory

Craven Herald: Efforts to save Silsden’s Division Three match at home to Menston proved futile on Saturday as not a ball was bowled due to rain

12:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

Andrew Foulds and Neil Spragg were Steeton’s key contributors with bat and ball respectively as Ilkley were beaten by 29 runs in Division One on Bank Holiday Monday.

Upper Wharfedale bowl over rivals Skipton

Craven Herald: Dave Eggleton scored 96 and claimed four wickets to oversee Upper Wharfedale’s win over Harden

8:17am Thursday 29th May 2014

UpperWharfedale claimed the local bragging rights when they inflicted a ten-wicket defeat on Skipton in the Aire-Wharfe Division Two clash at Sandylands on Monday.

Cricket hit for six by wet weather

Craven Herald: The mopping up operation failed to save Silsden's game with Menston

8:01am Thursday 29th May 2014

Cricket was hit for six by torrential rain on Saturday – but three games in Wharfedale managed to get some play.

Earby's grip on top spot is washed away

Craven Herald: Settle professional Imran Khalid looks anxious as he flicks a ball up on the legside during their Lancashire Cup tie against Morecambe. Picture: Tony North

8:08am Thursday 29th May 2014

Earby would be excused for feeling a little under the weather after weekend rain cost them top spot in the Senior League.

Gargrave Seconds beat rain and rivals

Craven Herald: Wasim Hussain and Nadeem Safdar inspect the waterlogged pitch at Ingrow St Johns, where their match against Embsay was one of most that fell victim to the heavy Saturday rain

5:20pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

Just one Craven League fixture survived the dismal Saturday weather that claimed the majority of fixtures around the district.

Junior cricket results

Craven Herald: Cricket fest in memory of Dallas

5:10pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Junior cricket results

Otley raring to maintain their unbeaten tag

Craven Herald: Otley celebrate last weekend after James Davies takes a wicket against Ilkley

5:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

A rare bank holiday Aire-Wharfe League programme, to make way for a free ‘Le Tour’ weekend, means two games in three days and an opportunity to make a mark on the tables as a third of the season is complete.

Settle pluck six-run win from Cherry Tree

Craven Herald: Tom Davidson made quick runs

9:33am Thursday 22nd May 2014

There was double delight for Settle’s teams on Saturday as the firsts avenged the previous week’s cup defeat, and the seconds knocked Division Two leaders Oswaldtwistle off their perch.

Skipton's Fergie has Thackley in a spin

Craven Herald: Top scorer Richard Nichols on his way to 91

9:22am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Andrew Fergie took 6-46 to spin Skipton to a convincing 84-run win over Thackley in the Aire-Wharfe League Division Two.

It's tight at top of Craven League's top flight

Craven Herald: Andy Benfield took eight wickets for Haworth WE

9:16am Thursday 22nd May 2014

The glorious cricket weather produced some high scores and a couple of nail-biting finishes in the Mewies Craven League. But there was a sad note in the number of teams that turned out with only ten men.

Ilkley opener Hughes makes 189 as he shares cup opening stand of 307

Craven Herald: Jamie Pickering scored 158 not out for Otley in their 370-4

6:40pm Monday 19th May 2014

Aire-Wharfe League Waddilove Cup records tumbled as Ilkley relished the sun on their backs at Knaresborough, where more than 500 runs were scored to delight onlookers..

Tension in the air for Otley v Ilkley derby

Craven Herald: Otley bowler James Davis in full cry

5:00pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Having shaken off the early-season ring rustiness, Aire-Wharfe League teams now face two tough weeks of double headers.

Weather wins day as Craven League games fall foul of rain

Craven Herald: Craven League round-up

7:10pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

Play was possible in only two of the scheduled Craven League matches at the weekend after heavy rain on Friday and Saturday morning left lakes on grounds.

Ahmed big-hitting brightens gloom

Craven Herald: cricket generic

6:10pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

A swashbuckling innings from Gulsheraz Ahmed helped Silsden claim a second batting bonus point and extend their lead at the top of Division Three in the Aire-Wharfe League.

Steeton Under-17s triumph in game of low scores

Craven Herald: Cricket fest in memory of Dallas

11:40pm Thursday 8th May 2014

Steeton scored a modest 65-5 at Beckfoot in the Upper Airedale Junior Association’s Under-17 League, with Aatif Modak top-scorer on 20 and new boy Harry McGowan on 15 not out.

Bonus-point kings Steeton must be at their best

Craven Herald: Steeton celebrate a wickdet against Ben Rhydding last weekend

7:51pm Thursday 8th May 2014

Steeton have made full use of the Aire-Wharfe League's new bonus-points system, picking up all but three of the 30 available in the first three matches, and they will need to maintain that standard on Saturday when they travel to Beckwithshaw.

Ollie is a smash hit as Horsforth show early promotion intentions

Craven Herald: Jonny Moore bowling for Ben Rhydding against Steeton

6:40pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

Ollie Hardaker produced the performance of the day in the Aire-Wharfe League, smashing 13 fours and 11 sixes on his way to 160 as Horsforth continued to show their determination to win promotion from Division Three.

Revenge is sweet for Oakworth

Craven Herald: Jack Hainsworth made an unbeaten 86 in their revenge win over Barrowford

5:30pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

The tie of the day in the first round of the Mewies Solicitors Craven League's Wynn Cup looked to be at Oakworth, where Barrowford were the visitors.

It's Saints alive as Ingrow St John's lead the way

Craven Herald: Haworth West End's Corey Benfield dismisses Ross Freeman at Gargrave

5:10pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

Bowlers were on top again on Saturday in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League, with quite a number of scores of under a hundred being successfully defended.

Here's to you Mr Robinson as Embsay are joint leaders

Craven Herald: Dave Atkinson bowling for Glusburn at Bradley

11:50am Thursday 1st May 2014

The rain of Friday night and Saturday morning took out seven matches and left some wickets very soft, which made batting difficult in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

Pearson plays a big hand in Steeton's dramatic weekend

Craven Herald: Stephen Pearson rescued Steeton from the depths in their Waddilove Cup tie against Follifoot with 75 not out off 70 balls

11:40am Thursday 1st May 2014

On a day when runs were generally hard to come by, Burley and Steeton produced over 450 between them in an intriguing tussle in Aire-Wharfe-League Division One.






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