Re-elected clubs facing challenge

6:39pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

ALWOODLEY and Woodhouse will have competition when they seek re-election to the Aire-Wharfe League at the league's council meeting at Otley Rugby Union Football Club next Tuesday (8pm).

Short-handed clubs could receive carrot and stick

Craven Herald: Steve Filkin's 6-19 haul sped Oakworth towards victory

9:10am Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE Mewies Solicitors Craven League are seeking to clamp down on conceded matches.

Matthew makes it a family hat-trick

Craven Herald: Matthew Wear is presented with the Derek Hurren Memorial Trophy by Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket coach Andy Laws

11:02am Thursday 2nd October 2014

MATTHEW Wear has made it a family hat-trick by winning the Derek Hurren Memorial Trophy for the leading under-17 cricketer in the Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association (UAJCA).

Division Two champions Sutton see the light

Craven Herald: Martyn Dalby opens the bowling for Cowling in their high-scoring match at home to Ingrow St John's, who won to become Division One champions

11:17am Thursday 25th September 2014

PROMOTED Sutton, who were chasing the Division Two championship with Chatburn, must have been fearing the worst when their match at Wilsden was halted by bad light.

Craven League scorecards

Craven Herald: Cricket fest in memory of Dallas

9:33am Monday 22nd September 2014

Mewies Solicitors Craven & District Cricket League

Title Settle-d after victory in nervy final game

Craven Herald:

10:57am Thursday 18th September 2014

SETTLE’S second team are celebrating after defeating Baxenden by 20 runs to clinch the Houldsworth Ribblesdale League Division two championship.

Oaks' defeat set to hand title to Saints

Craven Herald: Ingrow St John’s batsman Babar Khan hits a six on his way to 46 at Thornton-in-Craven

10:39am Thursday 18th September 2014

INGROW St John's are in pole position for the Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One title after a dramatic penultimate weekend.

Opener Nichols makes unbeaten 151 to keep Skipton up but Upper Wharfedale are down

Craven Herald: Skipton have slumped since Richard Nichols scored 142 against Green Lane a month ago

10:52am Thursday 18th September 2014

RICHARD Nichols produced a chanceless, unbeaten century that helped ensure Skipton survived to fight another year in Division Two.

Earby re-sigh professional Crotty for second season

Craven Herald: Earby professional Dave Crotty. Picture: Graham Ashworth

10:59am Thursday 18th September 2014

Earby have resigned Dave Crotty as their professional for 2015 after clinching promotion to the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League Senior League A.

Mewies Craven League scorecards September 13

Craven Herald: Cricket fest in memory of Dallas

4:03pm Monday 15th September 2014

DIVISION ONE Foulridge 138 v Oakworth 104 Foulridge: Ja Lickess b House 4, Jo Lickess c Davison b Filkin 2, C Gildea c Howell b Smith 42, C Brooker-Carey c Howell b House 6, J Lambert lbw Smith 31, M Gildea c Lawn b Davison 4, A Makin st Howell b Davison 25, I Khaliq c Spragg b Davison 7, F Brooker-Carey 4 no, Redfearn b Davison 1, D Greenwood c Scarborough b Davison 2, Ex 10. Total 138. Bowling: House 16-7-43-2, Filkin 11-4-36-1, Davison 9.5-1-36-5, Smith 5-0-18-2. Oakworth: R Hopkinson c Lambert b Greenwood 35, G Marshall lbw C Brooker-Carey 6, B Lawn b Greenwood 1, M Scarborough lbw Khaliq 3, P Spragg b Khaliq 0, J Hainsworth c Redfearn b Khaliq 2, J Davison c Jo Lickess b Khaliq 1, A Smith lbw Lambert 14, S Filkin lbw Lambert 2, M House b Lambert 29, S Howell 2 no, Ex 9. Total 104. Bowling: C Brooker-Carey 9-0-23-1, Greenwood 11-3-29-2, Khaliq 8-2-31-4, Lambert 5.4-1-15-3.

Double delight for Settle as they end on a high

Craven Herald: Settle's pro Imran Khalid

8:28am Thursday 11th September 2014

TWO more wins for Settle brought to an end a hugely-successful season.

Mewies Solicitors Craven League Scorecards

Craven Herald: Cricket fest in memory of Dallas

8:02am Thursday 11th September 2014

DIVISION ONE Bingley Congs v Barrowford 50-0 (rsp) Barrowford: P Cowburn 28 no, A Smith 19 no, Ex 3. Total 50-0 rsp Bowling: Greenhalgh 6-0-16-0, Roberts 5-0-26-0, Dibb 1-0-7-0.

Earby clinch promotion as Barnoldswick go down

Craven Herald:

8:29am Thursday 11th September 2014

After having a thirty point lead at the mid season point, Earby went in to the final game of the season knowing only a win would guarantee promotion into the top tier of the Ribblesdale senior league.

Rain frustrates leaders Oakworth and strugglers Thornton

Craven Herald: The covers stayed on at Oakworth as rain washed out play

8:26am Thursday 11th September 2014

LEADERS Oakworth and relegation-threatened Thornton were frustrated when the rain washed out their crucial Division One clash.

Upper Wharfedale on the brink as Skipton give themselves a welcome lift

Craven Herald: Skipton's Steve Carling

8:23am Thursday 11th September 2014

UPPER Wharfedale need to win their final game of the season at home to Colton on Saturday to stand any chance of avoiding relegation from Division Two.

Super Settle storm to fine away victory over Ribblesdale League leaders Clitheroe

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

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

Settle caused a major upset at Chatburn Road by inflicting a rare defeat on runaway Senior League Section A leaders Clitheroe.

Skipton and Upper Wharfedale are fighting to avoid relegation from Aire-Wharfe League Division Two

Craven Herald:

9:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

SKIPTON and Upper Wharfedale are locked in a battle to avoid an immediate return to Division Three.

Mewis Craven League Scorecards

Craven Herald: Cricket fest in memory of Dallas

6:00am Thursday 4th September 2014


It's Saints alive as Oakworth are beaten

Craven Herald:

5:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Ingrow St John's have breathed new life into the Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One title chase.

Imran Khalid shines as Settle score two wins

Craven Herald:

10:15am Thursday 28th August 2014

Settle first team still hold third place in the Senior League after a rewarding Bank Holiday double-header at Marshfield.

Robinson seals promotion for Horsforth

Craven Herald: Clearing water from the Horsforth pitch ahead of their game against Silsden

4:22pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ANDY Robinson produced a stunning spell of bowling to put Horsforth on the way to a crushing eight-wicket win over Silsden as they clinched promotion from Division Three of the Aire-Wharfe League.

Six-shooter Filkin leads Oakworth closer to title

Craven Herald: Steve Filkin's 6-19 haul sped Oakworth towards victory

4:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

PACESETTERS Oakworth were in an uncharitable mood on their visit to Division One bottom side Cowling as they eased to a ten-wicket win in the Mewies Solicitors Craven & District League.

Settle's Robbie Davidson hits maiden Ribblesdale League century

Craven Herald: Settle skipper Eddy Read

8:07am Thursday 21st August 2014

Settle’s Robbie Davidson scored a remarkable unbeaten century at Whalley on Saturday.

Pressure eases on Harden, Tong Park and Skipton

Craven Herald: Burley's Richard Brook drops on one knee to try and hit Ben Rhydding's Tom Pratt over square leg

5:47pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ON A day when the bottom six in Division Two of the Aire-Wharfe League were up against fellow strugglers, Harden, Skipton and Tong Park Esholt pulled off vital wins while sending their defeated opponents deeper into trouble.

Marshall outshines Mansha as Oaks stay four points clear

Craven Herald: Fresh from showing sheep at Gargrave Show, John Beckwith celebrates taking a wicket for Gargrave first team against Wilsden Seconds

5:24pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

DIVISION One leaders Oakworth maintained their four-point lead in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League – but only after an exciting five-wicket win over Haworth Road at Cure Hill.

Khalid sign new deal for Settle after blasting ton against old club Barnoldswick

Craven Herald:

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

SETTLE’S professional Imran Khalid has agreed a new deal with the club after launching another devastating assault on his former club Barnoldswick at Marshfield on Saturday.

Smith is all-round star as Oaks extend lead

Craven Herald: Glusburn keeper Jack Baker takes a catch to claim another Long Lee wicket

5:28pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

OAKWORTH are four points clear at the head of Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One after they beat Bingley Congs and Ingrow St John’s lost to Barrowford.

Guiseley are not on the Wain

Craven Herald: Andrew Foulds goes on the attack on his way to 91 for Steeton

5:05pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

CHRIS Wain produced a stunning spell of bowling to put relegation-threatened Guiseley on the way to victory and end the five-match winning run of third-placed Beckwithshaw in Aire-Wharfe League Division One.

Otley prepare for crucial double test from Burley and Collingham

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

5:30pm Thursday 7th August 2014

AIRE-WHARFE Division One leaders Otley can take a giant step towards their dream of a league and cup double when they play hosts at Cross Green to two massive games this weekend.

Skipper Read is just gre-eight as he destroys Great Harwood

Craven Herald: Eddy Read took eight wickets

9:07am Thursday 7th August 2014

SETTLE’S skipper Eddy Read delivered the second-best wicket return by an amateur this season as the Marshfield side routed Great Harwood at Cliffe Park.

Calypso cricket speeds leaders Horsforth to victory

Craven Herald: Mahir Ali, better known for his bowling, thrashed 95 off 67 balls for runaway Division Three leaders Horsforth

5:54pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

MAHIR Ali went on a run spree as Horsforth defied the rain to crush Bardsey and extend their lead at the top of Aire-Wharfe League Division Three to 27 points over Illingworth and 43 over third-placed New Rover.

Oakworth come good at last

Craven Herald: Steve Filkin has won the Wynn Cup man of the match award for two successive years

4:37pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

AFTER losing their last four finals, Oakworth have finally come good in the Wynn Cup.

Saints keep the pressure on Craven League leaders Oakworth

Craven Herald: Nadeem Safdar took 7-54 for Ingrow St John's at Riddlesden

3:34pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

DIVISION One leaders Oakworth warmed up for the Wynn Cup final with a seven-wicket win at Embsay.

Batsman James is a record-breaker

Craven Herald: Bradley's James Robinson, who made a record score of 143 not out

4:30pm Monday 4th August 2014

BRADLEY'S James Robinson is a record breaker.

Thackley get better of Bolton Villas to climb out of Aire-Wharfe League relegation zone

Craven Herald: Bowling for Olicanian is Sohaib Hashmir

11:16am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THERE was much more than local bragging rights at stake in the latest Aire-Wharfe League meeting between Bolton Villas and Thackley, the sides in the Division Two relegation spots.

Outsiders Thornton look look for Wynn-ing formula

Craven Herald: EXPERIENCED: Kevin Pollard

11:08am Wednesday 30th July 2014

OUTSIDERS Thornton will be hoping to defy the odds and add to Oakworth’s recent Wynn Cup woes in Sunday’s final at Cure Hill (1.30pm).

Oakworth batsmen batter Riddlesden into submission to stay top of Craven League

Craven Herald: Bradley batsmen James Heseltine hits a four against Oakworth II

11:05am Wednesday 30th July 2014

ON a lovely sunny afternoon it was surprising how many low scores there were in the Craven League, with at least 18 under 100.

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

Craven Herald:

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

Craven Herald:

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.

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