EMBSAY II were beaten by five wickets by second-placed Riddlesden at Grange Road in Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division Three.

'Mr Extras' (24) was the top scorer in the Shires Laners' 107.

Next-to-bottom Bradley scored a welcome win as they try to stave off relegation.

Chris Kimberley (85) and George Bell (62) helped the Matthew Lane side to an impressive 237-4, and hosts Bingley Congs were hustled out for 130 as Vince Grant claimed 4-28.

Hepworth & Idle II made 196 at home to bottom side Sutton II, who replied with 87.

'Mr Extras' (25) was also the top scorer for Skipton CI at home to Oakworth, who got home by four wickets after 39.2 overs.

Thornton-in-Craven made hard work of it when they chased down Haworth’s 168-9.

They reached the winning post with just nine balls and five wickets to spare, with Tom Cleaver (62no) and Kev Pollard (38). Earlier Phil Oldfield had taken 5-56.

It is still tight at the top of Division Four, with three teams covered by three points.

Chatburn II are the leaders after overcoming a seven Oakworth III by seven wickets.

Two points behind are Silsden, who enjoyed a nine-wicket victory at Wilsden II.

The Windy Grove side posted 143-8, but Ben Sugden (62no and 3-14) and Jack Roberts (64no) were the stars for the Aire Valley side.

A further point behind are Foulridge, who had an emphatic win at Airedale II.

Bradley II overcame neighbours Cononley II by eight wickets at Matthew Lane, with David Ryan (34) and Thomas Eaglesfield (30 and 3-23) being their stars.

There was another centurion, Ben Weatherill (116) as Ingrow hit 257-7 at Hainworth as Tim Warner claimed 3-21. Gargrave II replied with a creditable 173-8, with Will Storr (60) and Rob Storr (40no) performing with the bat.

There was high-scoring game at Glusburn II, where Denholme II blasted 219 as veteran Alan Coney claimed 4-48. Not to be outdone, the Park Field smashed their way to a four-wicket victory, led by Richard Parkin (62no) and Brett Parkin (41), who put on 122 for the fifth wicket.

The day’s highest score was made by Cowling II, who posted 305-8, led by Qamar Zaman (93) and Avijeet Ghosh (73) as John Stuttard (4-34) avoided most of the carnage.

Ten-man visitors Skipton CI II replied with 82 as Zaman (5-33) rounded off a good day.