GARGRAVE have clinched promotion from Division Two of the Craven League.

They have won an impressive 14 of their 16 completed matches so far to lead the table by three points with two matches left.

Whether they win the title remains to be seen, as they will meet second-placed Denholme at Skipton Road on September 11.

Gargrave were in a no-nonsense mood at Cononley, who are down having only won one league match all season.

The hosts opted to bat but could only make 53, with Tom Storr taking 5-13 and Rob Storr 3-18.

Lee Barrett (25 not out) and Chris Lambert (23no) then saw the visitors to a 10-wicket win in just 11.3 overs.

Denholme also clinched promotion, as third-placed Bradley lost by 63 runs at Airedale, who made 177-4 after choosing to bat.

Junaid Ashraf (43) had Bradley sitting pretty at 70-2, but then eight wickets fell for just 44 runs.

Bradley could even lose third place to Silsden, who are four points adrift of them.

Silsden, at home to Eldwick & Gilstead, had wicket-keeper Ben Sugden (96) to thank for his big contribution to their 198-6, and Lewis Middleton then took 4-29 as the visitors were all out for 159.

Denholme restricted hosts Skipton CI to 149-9, and then knocked the runs off for the loss of just two wickets in 28.3 overs.

Cowling have played some fine cricket this season but it might not even be enough to give them a place in the top two of Division One after their loss at Oakworth.

The hosts won the toss and made 176-9, with Zahid Hussain doing well to take 5-45.

Cowling got off to a great start with a stand of 69 by Wasim Hussain (33) and skipper Martyn Dalby (24), and Naqi Hassan weighed in with 37 down the order, but the visitors were dismissed for 154.

Bingley Congs and Haworth, who meet on the last day of the season on September 11, are now the top two, with Cowling just behind in third.

Andrew Foulds continued his fine campaign for eighth-placed Embsay by being instrumental in their easy win at Foulridge.

The visitors made 252-6 after being sent in by their relegated hosts, with Dom Kay (61) and Foulds (109) putting on 91 for the second wicket.

Foulridge could only make half of that total as Sam Arkwright took 3-14 and Foulds 3-44.

Meanwhile, Sutton had a notable victory at home to Haworth Road Meths to give them every chance of climbing out of a relegation berth.

The hosts won the toss and made 157-6, with Sam Solley hitting a fine 63.

Only four Meths players then made double figures as they collapsed from 70-4 to 88 all out, with Solley taking 4-6 to complete a superb individual afternoon.

Sutton are now only a point behind third-from-bottom Ingrow.

In Division Three, Glusburn are second after an easy win at home to Wilsden II, who were rolled over for 122 after winning the toss.

The wickets were shared for Glusburn, but that was not true of their runs, as skipper Matthew Lloyd hit 79 not out in his side’s eight-wicket win.

Haworth II gained a concession from relegated Sutton II, while 10-man Cowling II lost by 16 runs to Thornton-in-Craven.

In Division Four, joint leaders Skipton CI II and Long Lee II are in the box seat on 34 points each, as chasers Gargrave II and Ingrow II both have free weeks coming up.

Oakworth III were dismissed for 75 at home to CI II, with John Stuttard taking 3-11 and Matt Ryder 4-7.

CI then won by eight wickets in the 23rd over, with Jonathan Sharpe 34 not out.

Gargrave II could only field nine players at Bingley Congs III, who made 143 after winning the toss, with Dieter Kayley taking 4-28.

But the visitors could only then total 70, with Will Storr standing out with an unbeaten 30.

Glusburn II conceded to Hepworth & Idle III.