THERE will be two title deciders on Saturday involving teams from the South Craven area on the final day of the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

There is the Division Two meeting of Gargrave and Denholme and the Division Four clash between Long Lee II and Skipton CI II.

In addition, Haworth and Bingley Congs will be fighting for the Division One title at West Lane.

In Division Two, Gargrave are the front-runners on 49 points, but Denholme (46) have a vastly better runs-per-wicket average, and a win for the visitors would give them the title.

The contenders for silverware in Division Four are level on 37 points, but again Long Lee hold the whip hand as CI have a minus runs-per-wicket average despite being second.

Cowling, who have been involved in a three-way race for the Division One crown and will finish second if they win on Saturday and Haworth lose, defeated Foulridge by four wickets after the visitors made 181-7.

The South Craven side replied with 184-6, with Laiq Ur Rehman finishing on 59 not out, adding 73 for the fifth wicket with Zahid Hussain (39).

Embsay’s first team, playing their last home match before leaving for the Nidderdale League, made it a happy occasion by defeating Wilsden by 46 runs.

Tom Bailey (46) and Jack Beetham (23) added 59 for the fourth wicket in Embsay’s 194, and Tom Robinson (4-44) then helped to contain Wilsden to 148.

Sutton only lost by 23 runs at home to Congs in a game of collapses after excellent opening stands.

Congs went from 78-2 to 135 all out as Sam Solley took 5-19 and skipper David Snowden 2-23.

That duo then added 69 for the first wicket, with Solley scoring 35 and Snowden 34, before a shutter of victims left Sutton high and dry on 112.

Sutton were also involved in a re-arranged league match on Sunday at home to Oakworth, making 114 after winning the toss.

Snowden (26) and Solley (24) gave Sutton their usual solid start, and Craig Thornton weighed in with 28, but it was not enough as Oakworth won by seven wickets in the 17th over, George Elrick taking all three wickets to fall at a personal cost of 44 runs.

In Division Two, Gargrave were involved in a tense, low-scoring affair against Eldwick & Gilstead at Riddlesden.

Sent in, the leaders made 126, with Will Smith scoring 22 and Lee Barrett 34.

Much of the innings after tea revolved around E&G skipper Arnie Raistrick, who was out for 52 in their 109, with Ben Howlett taking 4-21 and Smith 3-33.

Denholme were involved in an even lower-scoring affair at Silsden in Division Two, making 109 after being sent in.

Will Pullen (4-39), Joshua Waind (3-36) and Lewis Middleton (3-30) shared the wickets for Silsden, who could only make 83 after tea, keeper Ben Sugden scoring 23 of those as an opener as they collapsed from 52-2.

Bradley’s promotion bid has faded in the closing weeks but they won their penultimate fixture at home to Cononley by four wickets.

Cononley, doomed weeks ago, made 93, with Donnacha Washington taking 4-20 and George Bell 3-26.

Bradley, who are comfortably third, lost six wickets in reaching their target, with Toby Meynell scoring 28, Zain Naeem 26 and Ibrar Ali 21 as Harry Parker took 4-27.

CI are a distant fourth but won a tight contest against Bradford & Bingley III by two wickets.

Azhar Iqbal (4-27) and Daanyal Iqbal (3-19) helped to keep B&B to 111, and Ian Henderson then made 40 not out to bring CI victory, Rob Cockell (26) supporting him well.

In Division Four, Long Lee II kept pace with CI II by defeating Glusburn II by six wickets.

Home side Glusburn won the toss and batted, making 133, chiefly thanks to Simon Frost (23), keeper Michael Egan (22) and skipper Alan Coney (24). Sam Britten then took 3-40 when Long Lee II batted.

CI II boosted their lowly runs per wicket average by scoring 232-4 at home to Hepworth & Idle III, with Jonathan Sharpe making 77 and Tariq Ghani 100, that innings coming off just 76 balls and containing 13 fours, with the duo adding 161 for the third wicket.

The reliable John Stuttard then took 3-25 as Hepworth & Idle could make no more than 87-8.

Bradley II conceded to Ingrow II.

Division Three is the only section where the champions have already been decided, and Riddlesden are showing no signs of letting up, defeating Haworth II by seven wickets.

Most teams have one match left but Oakworth II completed their season with a five-wicket victory at Thornton-in-Craven.

The hosts were dismissed for 91, having been 67-1 after Matthew Bowker scored 41 and keeper Jonny Martin 21.

Oakworth were 25-5 but were seen home by Jordan Powell (55no), despite a broken toe, and skipper Michael Scarborough (15no).

Glusburn suffered a rare defeat in a low-scoring match at Hepworth & Idle II, with the hosts, who were 49-7, making 103 after winning the toss, with Brett Parkin taking 3-18 and Steve Brown 4-28.

Skipper Matthew Lloyd made 24 in the reply and was aided by Parkin (23) and Mohammed Sarfraz (22) but they were dismissed for 93, having been 70-4.

Embsay II restricted Wilsden II to 121-8, with Hammaad Hussain bagging 4-25 and Paul Wormald 3-12.

The South Craven side then replied with 123-4, with Caspar Bean hitting 53 off 65 balls, including two fours and two sixes.

Denholme II, who have struggled to fulfil fixtures at times, had a welcome boost with a 38-run victory at home to Sutton II, although both sides have been relegated.

The hosts made 133-7, with Ben Seward (3-34) and Chris Vollentine (4-22) the best bowlers.

Vollentine then made 37 but lacked support and Sutton were toppled for 95.