WILL Smith took a five-wicket haul for Gargrave in Division Two of the Mewies Craven Cricket League as they played out a thrilling tie at Long Lee.

The hosts batted first, making 208-9 in their innings. Richard Ayrton (46) top scored as Smith claimed 5-74. Joe Wood (58) and Tom Storr (44) pushed the visitors to the brink, despite Shahbaz Ahmed's 5-40.

However, Stephen Butterfield bowled last man Paul Messenger for five to ensure the spoils were shared on an entertaining afternoon.

Leaders Cowling struggled when they entertained Cononley. Batting first, they were restricted to 142. Ajmal Choudhry (44) led the way as Scott Brook (4-35) took the bowling plaudits.

The visitors crashed to 96 all out though, with Shahid Hussain (3-8) and Jalal Khan (3-19) starring.

Glusburn were dismissed for 133 as Attique Khan took 5-28. Sandy Lane then got home by three wickets, Shoaib Butt making 41 as Bryan Hollis claimed 4-58.

Rock-bottom Hepworth & Idle entertained Sutton and were dismissed for 100, despite Mike Newell's unbeaten 25, as James McDonald bowled brilliantly to finish with 7-27.

The visitors galloped home by seven wickets with skipper Craig Thornton (40 not out) leading the way.

Second-bottom Wilsden totalled 167-9 as they entertained Embsay. Gareth Wright made 54 as Scott Robinson (4-32) and Phil Binner (3-34) took the bowling honours.

Their opponents proceeded to canter home by nine wickets, with Arslam Hussain (80no) and Elliot Stockton (51no) putting on an unbeaten partnership of 122.

Division Three leaders Barrowford II made 271-7 before seeing opponents Embsay II collapse to a miserable 65 all out.

Bradley made 123 at home to Skipton CI with George Bell making 52 as Darren Pighills and Sam Smith took three wickets each. The visitors strode home by five wickets, Ian Burke scoring 39no.

Crossflatts II were shot out for 87 as Mark Laycock took 3-11. Thornton won comfortably by eight wickets, led by Tom Cleaver (38no).

Bottom side Sutton II were also dismissed cheaply for 62. Stuart Tillotson made 32 but his side fell to a huge 141-run defeat against Bingley Congs II.

Silsden are third on run rate in Division Four after Kieran Lawrence took mind-boggling figures of 10-12, including a hat-trick, to dismiss Long Lee for just 40. His side had earlier made 194 in their innings.

Leaders Foulridge II also won well. They walloped 323-8 in their overs, despite Sajid Shafait's 4-70. Qamar Zaman made a superb 148 to see opponents Cowling II to a respectable 218 in reply.

Chatburn II are second after making 191-6 at Gargrave II. Thomas Vernon and Chris Smith took two wickets apiece but their side could only reply with a modest 105, Maurice Oldfield top-scoring with 41.

Bradley II dismissed Skipton CI II for 151, with John Stuttard scoring 63. Their chase was clinical as they won by 10 wickets. Harry McEnearney (88no) and Under-15 Tom Eaglesfield (58no) saw their side to the points.

Finally Cononley II conceded to Airedale II and Oakworth III to Glusburn II.