THE weather again interfered with proceedings in the Mewies Solicitors Craven and District League on Saturday with eight matches abandoned without a ball being bowled.

This coupled with four concessions, accounted for half the league scheduled programme.

In Division One, crucially all the top four sides played with three of them winning.

Leaders Crossflatts travelled to Embsay and, on winning the toss, had no qualms in putting the home side in on a damp wicket.

This paid dividends as Embsay were shot out for 57 in 29.1 overs. Mohammad Shahnawaz (4-14) and Mayank Singh (4-15) were the destroyers in chief.

Crossflatts galloped home by nine wickets in only 13 overs with Harris Hussain top scoring with 28.

Haworth Road Methodists are second just two points behind.

They entertained Foulridge and, going first, were indebted to Goher Ayoub (68) for getting them to 135 as Zain Abbas (5-33) took the bowling honours.

Foulridge were all at sea and crumpled to just 29 all out. Chris Brooker-Carey (10) was the only player to reach double figures as Zahir Abbas finished with great figures of 8-16.

Haworth (third) met Bingley Congs (fourth) at Beckfoot Lane. Congs went first and made 167 with Johandre Barnard (63) top scoring as Stuart Jackson took 5-43.

Peter Gower (28) and Jamie Rowell (22) put on 57 for the first Bronte wicket but they fell away to be all out for 80 with Mohammad Adil (5-22) and Neil Copping (3-17) doing the damage.

The other three games were abandoned.

In Division Two, Wilsden, leaders on run rate, travelled to Cononley and figured in an exciting finish.

Cononley posted 149 thanks to Nathan Parker (44) Andrew Starkey (39) and Harry Parker (33no) as Hasnat Bukhari (3-44) was the best bowler.

Wilsden were staring defeat in the face at 77-8. Bukhari and Khawar Bukhari (20) put on 45 for the ninth wicket. Then Ben Mitchell managed 4no as Hasnat Bukhari (66no) put on 28 for the last wicket to get them over the line despite a fine bowling performance by Anthony Haigh (7-12).

Second-placed Hepworth & Idle received three points when Sandy Lane conceded.

Crossflatts II rattled up 216-8 at Rhysworth Park with Vijay Amirtharaj making 72. Visitors Long Lee were hustled out for 64 as Charlotte Boulton took 5-10.

Tony Spensley (26 and 6-27) was Gargrave’s star as they saw off Barrowford II by 19 runs at Skipton Road.

The other two games were abandoned.