LEADERS Bingley Congs II denied Embsay II two valuable points when they ran a bye off the final ball to snatch victory by one wicket in Mewies Solicitors Craven & District League Division Three.

Asher Nutting (3-14), Steve Broughton (3-17) and Jonny Teale (3-31) had pegged Embsay to 105 all out of which Scott Robinson made 27. Ben Nattrass (36no) was the thorn in the visitor’s side as Robinson took 4-18.

Skipton CI are second, on run rate, after their game at home to Hepworth & Idle II fell foul of the weather.

Skipton had posted 122 with Martin Chisnall making 36 and Gary Orrell taking 5-30. Hepworth had struggled to 21-2 off 13 overs before the game was abandoned.

Third-placed Silsden suffered a similar fate over at Thornton. Ben Sugden (63) had helped the Cobbydalers to 148 as Mark Laycock (5-41) and Ian Holden (3-19) shared the wickets. Thornton had reached 10-1 at the close.

Oakworth II had struggled to 113-7 in their allotted 45 overs with Michael Scarborough making 26no. Foulridge II had reached 50-4 off only seven overs when the weather closed in.

Riddlesden posted 188 away to Glusburn. They built on an opening stand of 73 by Steve Kernan (42) and Mohammad Qadeer (30) as Rummy Smith rolled back the years to finish with 6-54 and Steve Brown (4-24).

Glusburn were making good progress at 62-1 off 15 overs as Iain Beattie (32no) and Brown (19no) had put on 42 for the second wicket.

Haworth II conceded their game to Bradley.

Meanwhile, Division Four leaders Denholme II had a free week but second-placed Cowling II could only narrow the gap by one point after their game at home to Sutton II was abandoned after 2.3 overs of the second innings.

Cowling had made 168-6 in their overs. The reply stood at 0-0 at the abandonment.

Long Lee II went down by one wicket at home to Skipton CI II. Lee Humphreys (42) had helped Long Lee to 129 as John Stuttard took 4-17. In reply, Tariq Ghani (25) and Stuttard (24) helped their side to the spoils with just seven balls to spare. Dave Collins was the best bowler with 3-20.

Airedale II suffered the ignominy of being shot out for a paltry 17 by Bradley II at Bradford Road.

Bradley had made 205-8 with George Bell scoring 85 as Nazam Hanif took 3-31. In the dismal reply only Tim Crossley (11) reached double figures in a innings that contained six duck. Henry Meynell (4-2) was the best bowler.

Glusburn II conceded to Bingley Congs III and Keighley III conceded to Ingrow II.

Finally, Wilsden entertained Oakworth III and dismissed them for 64 with Mohammad Abbas (32no) top scoring as Imran Khan claimed 5-10. Liaqat Ali (28) guided Wilsden to the spoils by eight wickets.