HAWORTH Road remain top of the Craven League after a solid performance saw them beat Oakworth at Baildon Bottom by five wickets.

The visitors went first and posted a challenging 197 with Rob Hollingsworth (61) and Jordan Powell (39) to the fore as Zahir Abbas claimed 3-31 and Muhammad Zahid 3-40. Deepal Dissanayake (83) led the successful reply with Shahid Saleem making 39.

Crossflatts move into second spot after a good win over Denholme at Rhysworth Park, by 46 runs. Harris Hussain (32) top-scored as the homesters posted 163, with Ben Burkill (4-24) and Toby Priestley (3-32) getting amongst the wickets.

The visitors were never in the hunt and only a belligerent 48 by Ronnie Chokununga got them to 117 all out. Mohammad Shahnawaz finished with 4-29 and Mayank Singh (3-14).

Bingley Congs smashed 303-7 on their visit to Foulridge. Johandre Barnard make a superb 120, with six fours and 12 sixes, and Chris Dibb 60 – the pair putting on 139 for the second wicket. Matt Roberts joined in the carnage with 44.

Only Jabbran Sajjad (34) offered much resistance as the Noyna side were brushed aside for just 99 with Harry Greenhalgh (3-7) and Neil Copping (3-30) doing the most damage.

Barrowford were too strong for Cowling, winning by 84 runs at Bull Holme. The home side made 169 with Ashir Imdad (51) and Hamid Bushy (44) being the main contributors as Martyn Dalby took 4-39. The latter top-scored with 17 as the visitors crumpled to 85 all out with Ulfat Ali (3-18) and Adnan Khalid (3-21) being the best bowlers.

Embsay got their first win of the season, beating Haworth by four wickets at Shires Lane.

Damian Rowell (65) was the mainstay of the Bronte side's 135 all out. Sam Arkwright (5-22) and Andrew Fouldes (3-10) bowled well. Mohammad Saghir (37no) and Fouldes (30no) saw the homesters to a welcome victory.

Three Sutton batters made useful starts, David Snowden (38), Craig Thornton (37) and Chris Barrett (36), but none were able to go on to make a big score.

Will Rankin (4-33) and Mohammed Arshad (3-35) bowled well for visitors Ingrow.

The Hainworth side lost wickets steadily before No 6 Dan Scott took hold of the game by the scruff of the neck. He hit 10 fours and five sixes in his 81no to see Ingrow to the spoils by four wickets.

Hepworth & Idle maintain the top spot in Division Two, as they were far too strong for Crossflatts II at Westfield Lane.

They rattled up 250-7 in their overs with Jonathan Thompson (127, with 16 fours and three sixes) and Jonathan Robinson (34) putting on 93 for the sixth wicket.

Steve Kershaw took 3-47, then went on to top-score with 19 batting at No 10 as Mark Harland (5-30) and Nathan Allatt (3-30) completed the rout.

Wilsden are in second spot as they saw off Haworth Road II by six wickets at Windy Grove.

The Baildon Bottom side were making good progress at 169-4 then lost six wickets adding another 21 runs. Charlie Hainsworth (54) and Shahid Mahmood (52) led the batting as Sam Mitchell took 4-18.

Wilsden's Peter Longley (74) and Chris Longley (57) put on 89 for the third wicket whilst the former and Gareth Wright (32) put on 86 for the fourth wicket as the homesters took the spoils.

Barrowford II Tajmal Hussain (18) was the only batter to reach double figures as they tumbled to 66 all out at Cononley with Tom Feather taking 4-24 and Harry Parker 3-24. The home side lost five wickets reaching their target.

Bradford & Bingley III posted a modest 121 at home to Eldwick & Gilstead with Adam Swallow (34) and Shahbaz Ahmed (31) leading the way, as Arnie Raistrick (5-31) and Jack Dixon (3-32) got amongst the wickets. The visitors were then knocked over for 66 as Ahmed took 5-18 and Ayan Butt 3-3.

Mathew Cox scored 87 of Airedale’s 169-7 at home to Long Lee with Ahsan Rizwan claiming 4-43.

However, this was not enough as the visitors cruised home by two wickets with Steve Butterfield (33) and Mark Day (32) being the highest scorers as Mohammed Qadeer Hanif took 3-41.

Sandy Lane’s wicket left a lot to be desired as they entertained Gargrave. Batting was somewhat of a lottery and the homesters going first stuttered to 108 with Mohammad Shah Usman (39) top scoring as Stuart Weatherill took six wickets. The visitors were shot out for 58 with Zahid Hussain (5-4) and Attique Khan (4-34) doing all the damage.