THERE may be three weeks of the season left, but Cowling and Foulridge have already been promoted from Division Two of the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

Leaders Foulridge won a low-scoring game at Gargrave by 11 runs, while second-placed Cowling

lost to Airedale by 17 runs but still went up.

The Noyna side were restricted to 109 as Joe Wood (4-45) and Stuart Weatherill (4-32) got to work.

Then Chris Brooker-Carey (5-26) played a big part in restricting the home side to 98, despite 31 from John Beckwith.

Chris Gill (46) was chiefly responsible for visitors Airedale reaching 146, with opener David Henson and 'Mr Extras' each adding 26.

Ajmal Choudhry (5-30) and Shahid Hassan (4-38) got among the wickets for Cowling, who only had two players in double figures – opener William Bowden (67) and No 3 Mohammed Shah Usman (18).

Mohammed Qadeer Hanif (3-23), Gill (3-31) and Mathew Cox (2-16) helped Airedale to their narrow victory.

Next-to-bottom Glusburn went down again – this time by six wickets at home to Eldwick & Gilstead.

The Park Field side were back in the hut for 114 and Azhar Iqbal then took all four E&G wickets to fall for 34 runs.

Cononley just managed to snatch the points by one wicket against Sandy Lane in south Craven. The Greenwood Park side reached 103-7 in their overs, with Harry Parker (3-20) and Lewie Fitton (3-35) sharing the wickets.

The home side found themselves at 94-9 but managed to creep over the line, with Cameron Knowles (45) top scoring.

Embsay struggled to 104 in 42 overs at Haworth in Division One, with John Golson (28) and Phil Binner (26) top scoring.

The West Lane side quickly found themselves in trouble and at one time were 30-7 on the way to 58 as Scott Robinson (5-13) and Sam Arkwright (4-22) were the destroyers in chief.

Andrew Fountain (30) and 'Mr Extras' (19) helped Sutton to 129 at home to Denholme, who galloped home by eight wickets.