THERE was an air of end-of-season blues in Mewies Solicitors Craven and District League with five matches cancelled and teams turning out with nine and 10 men – and there is still one more Saturday to go.

Division One champions Crossflatts were in a mean mood as they reduced visitors Foulridge to 8-6 before they slightly recovered to a paltry 29.

There were five ducks in the innings which lasted 17.3 overs. Wasim Hussain (4-6) and Mohammad Shahnawaz (4-15) were the destroyers in chief.

Haseeb Basit (20no) led Crossflatts to a nine-wicket win.

Haworth Road amassed 222 at Sutton-in-Craven with Shahid Saleem (81) and Zahir Abbas (80) putting on 150 for the fourth wicket as George Elrick (5-46) and Matt Hagyard (4-18) shared the wickets.

Sam Solley (60) helped Sutton to 178 all out as Deepal Dissanayake took 5-43.

Bingley Congs continued their winning ways with a 76-run victory at Barrowford.

They made a moderate 148-8 in their overs with Neil Copping (42) and Andrew Copping (36) the main run-getters.

Barrowford were then hustled out for 72 of which Aziz Iqbal made 28 as Ben Hemsley (4-7) and Neil Copping (4-26) were the main wicket takers.

Down the bottom end of the table, Denholme are only out of the bottom two due to run rate.

They went first and posted 179-8 with Ronnie Chokununga scoring 79. Visitors Cowling lost seven wickets, reaching their target led by Laiq Ur Rehman (50) and Mark Adams (47).

Embsay remain next to bottom after they went down to Oakworth by 20 runs.

Rob Hollingsworth (38) and Joe Copperwaite (37) saw Oakworth to 176-9 as Arslam Hussain finished with 5-60.

Embsay were in with a chance as long as Jack Kitching (44) stayed there. Sadly, for them he was ninth out and the innings closed soon after at 156.

Earlier, Mohsin Saghir made 32 as Jack Davison took 4-34 and Harry Hollingsworth 3-34.

Ingrow were at home to Haworth and had seven batsmen out in the teens as they posted a modest 116-9 with Jamie Rowell taking 3-17.

At one point Haworth stood at 11-6 with Dan Scott, who finished with 6-14, having bowled at the batsmen. Jake Hoyle grabbed 3-2 as the visitors were all out for 61.

Meanwhile, the role of champions goes down to the last week in Division Two.

Leaders Hepworth & Idle travelled to Bradford & Bingley and came away with the points by 26 runs.

Hepworth posted 191 with Tom Hawksworth making 73 and skipper Chris Mitchell 56 as Shahbaz Ahmed took 4-49 and Irfan Ul Haque 3-43.

In reply, Bradford & Bingley III made 165, led by Will Johnson (50) and Lewis Brown (35), as Mitchell (4-44) and Hawksworth (3-23) took the bowling honours.

Wilsden are the side who can deny the leaders the title – they have a better run-rate should the points be level. The Windy Grove side garnered three points when Sandy Lane conceded.

Airedale’s form of late had dragged them clear of the relegation place. They entertained Gargrave.

The 10-man visitors were dismissed for 65 with Lee Barrett (32) being the only player in double figures with Chris Gill (4-1) and Lee Rickaby (3-17) doing the damage. Mathew Cox (28) was the main contributor in the eight-wicket victory.

Crossflatts II were too strong for Cononley.

The visitors set a target of 219-7, of which Vijay Amirtharaj made 67 and Kieran Tempril (53) and Michael Bailey put on 98 for the sixth wicket.

Cononley replied with 131, losing their last six wickets for just seven runs.

Skipper Andrew Starkey made 71 as Mark Pennington claimed 4-17 and Amirtharaj 4-31.

Barrowford II trip to Riddlesden was fruitless as they slumped to 69 with Matt Sharp (4-3 off 10 overs) doing the damage.

Eldwick & Gilstead lost four wickets reaching their target with Deependra Rathore making 30.

Haworth Road II are languishing in bottom spot after losing at home to Long Lee.

Only Charlie Hainsworth (43) offered much resistance as the Baildon Bottom side were dismissed for 118 with John Green (3-12) Mohammad Ishtiaq (3-20) and Moin Ashan (3-19) sharing the wickets.

Stephen Butterfield (40no) steered the Golden View side to the points by four wickets as Ali Asguar finished with 3-32.

This week's matches start at 1pm.