CHAMPIONS Crossflatts travelled to Cowling and put the home side to the sword in Mewies Solicitors Craven and District League Division One.

Going first, Crossflatts rattled up 249 in their overs with skipper Joe Greenwood hitting 71no and James Roper 51 as Liam Foulkes (4-80) and Martyn Dalby (3-50) were the best bowlers.

Cowling were never in the hunt and were dismissed for 136. Wasim Hussain (32) top scored as Mayank Singh (7-24) and Tom Greenwood (3-28) shared the wickets.

Bingley Congs snatched second spot from Haworth Road on run-rate after they beat Denholme and the Baildon Bottom side lost to lowly Embsay.

At Beckfoot Lane, Congs went first and plundered 246-9 with Johandre Barnard (95) leading the way – this gives him 985 league runs for the season – and with Ben Hemsley (64) they put on 104 for the third wicket. Toby Priestley (4-68) and Sarum Qureshi (3-48) taking the bowling plaudits.

The consequences of all this is that Denholme are relegated and Embsay stay up.

The other relegation spot is occupied by Foulridge, despite beating Barrowford by 62 runs.

Foulridge posted 158 with Imran Qamar hitting 68 as Arsalaan Ali claimed 4-8.

In reply, Shuja Rashid (34) top scored as Chris Brooker-Carey took 5-30 and Andy Making 4-25.

Meanwhile, Embsay’s fruitful visit to Haworth Road saved them from relegation. Chasing 161, they got home by two wickets.

Sutton escaped the relegation problem when they travelled to Haworth and won by seven wickets.

Haworth went first and made 128 with Damian Rowell (37) top scoring as James Macdonald (4-61) and George Elrick (3-43) took the bowling honours.

Sutton romped home with Sam Solley hitting 57 and Dave Snowden 33. The highlight of the innings was a direct hit by Rowell from deep fine leg to run out Solley.

Oakworth entertained Ingrow and soon had them at 17-5 before Tom Tetley (40) and Dan Scott (40) plus some tail wagging saw them close on 173.

Jack Davison (3-15) was the best bowler - one of nine bowlers used.

Ingrow used 10 bowlers but couldn’t stop Oakworth's march to the points. Harry Hollingsworth (51) and Jordan Powell (37) were the highest scoring batsmen.

Meanwhile, Division Two champions Hepworth and Idle were in fine fettle at Westfield Lane.

They blasted 248 with Jamie Topham (80) and James Bentley (54) putting on 131 for the third wicket, with Scott Brook taking 4-50.

Visitors Cononley could only muster 126 in reply, of which Nathan Parker made 49 as Jonathan Thompson (3-26) was the best bowler.

Wilsden, the other side gaining promotion, were at Long Lee and beat them by 124 runs.

Wilsden amassed 206 with Peter Longley (85) Dipesh Mistry (35) and Adil (34) leading the way as Shahbaz Ahmed finished with 4-39.

Jonathan Green (23) was the top scorer for the home side as Hasnat Bukhari (4-20) and Sam Mitchell (3-26) were among the wickets.

Bradford & Bingley III blew away their relegation worries in fine style.

They travelled to Barrowford and shot them out for a paltry 47.

Abdul Mannan (14) was the only player in double figures as Shahbaz Ahmed (4-14) and Lewis Brown (3-8) took the bowling honours. Brown then made 22no as Bradford and Bingley galloped home by nine wickets.

Sandy Lane again conceded and they have landed in the bottom two – will they be playing next year – who knows?

Crossflatts II and Eldwick & Gilstead figured in an exciting game and finish at Rhysworth Park.

Crossflatts went first and posted 194-5 with Vijay Amirtharaj (71) in the runs again, and Lee Bailey making 33no as Jordan Bayliss took 3-48.

Eldwick fell just four runs short of their target with 13 balls to go. Chris Childs (66) was the top scorer as Joshua Addy (5-53) bowled well.

Haworth Road II produced a Houdini act by winning at Gargrave and leap-frogging Cononley, who are relegated.

Shahid Mahmood (60no) and Paul Rodwell (46) helped the Baildon Bottom side to 178 as Will Smith finished with 5-29.

In reply, the Skipton Road side could only manage 129 with John Beckwith making 51 as Ali Asguar claimed 7-33.