CONONLEY were indebted to Harry Parker as they defeated visitors Bradley by four wickets in a low-scoring match in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

Parker took 2-22, backing up Herbie Starkey (6-23) and Anthony Haigh (2-14) well after Bradley, who won the toss, were skittled for 65 at Cononley Sports Club in Group E of the Covid Regional Competition.

Only three Bradley batsmen made double figures - Toby Meynell (18), Ibrar Ali (11) and No 10 Wayne Grant (15) in the 27 overs that their innings lasted.

However, Cononley found things little easier after tea and four of their first five made ducks before opener David Turner (21) and No 6 Parker (37) almost took the hosts to the line in a four-wicket victory.

John Duffey (3-18) had caused the early worries by dismissing three of the top four.

Gargrave's batsmen had to wait their turn for a change at home to Thornton-in-Craven as the visitors won the toss and batted at Skipton Road.

Half-century stands were a rarity on Saturday but Jack Laycock (57) and Liam Walter (31) almost made it, adding 49 for the third wicket in Thornton-in-Craven's 133.

Only two other players reached double figures - skipper Ian Holden (14) and Jamie Halsted (11) as Will Smith (3-35) and Harry McEneaney (3-44) were again among the wickets, with Ben Howlett taking 2-23.

Gargrave had two partnerships of note in their well-timed reply of 135-3, with opener John Beckwith (26) and Lee Barrett (59) putting on 47 for the second wicket and Barrett and Tom Goodwin (31no) adding 63 for the third, with the target being reached in the 31st over.

Rain ruined an interesting clash in Group G, with Cowling's pursuit of 172 for victory being halted at 81-2 after just 11.4 overs.

Caspar Bean batted throughout the 35 overs for Embsay in their 171-2, and was partnered by Tom Bailey (51), junior Harry Bayliff (26) and Dom Kay (15no) in an innings where no-one failed.

Cowling lost Steve Dalby early but were then in the box seat thanks to skipper Yasser Chatta (26no), Martyn Dalby (22no) and opener Azeem Hussain (20).

Keighley III were at Glusburn I in a re-arranged Group F match on Sunday and had made 28-0 in 6 overs when rain stopped play, with Harry Barker 14 not out and keeper Abid Hussain 12no.

The day before there was no play at Skipton CI II, where Oakworth II were the visitors in Group G, nor at Park Field in the same group where Glusburn II hosted Skipton CI II, while in Group F Oakworth III conceded to Glusburn I.