FATHER and son Steve and Martyn Dalby won't forgot their first opening partnership.

They added a half-century for leaders Cowling II at Gargrave II in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

Steve may only have made 10 as the sheet anchor but, more memorably, his son Martin went on to make 112 in their Covid Regional Competition Group G match.

Martin hit eight fours and five sixes out of their 201-6, and Steve said: "It was a typical Gargrave wicket - you had to work hard to score - and Martin went from 94 to 100 with one mighty blow to the long boundary.

"He took about 40 runs off two overs from the slow bowlers and was out stumped from the last ball of the innings, and the fact that he batted through the innings for 112 shows how difficult it was to score.

"We have batted together before but we cannot ever remember opening together."

Chris Smith took 3-41 and Tony Spensley 2-28 for Gargrave, who were then dismissed for 81, the scoring being dominated by Adam Carroll (33) and Will Stanley (28) as Martyn Dalby completed a superb match with 4-6, Danyal Mahmood taking 3-38 and Mohammed Shah Usman 2-5.

It may have been a bowler's day but Embsay II didn't get the message either, making 215-6 at home to Glusburn II.

In an innings of many decent contributions, Tom Bailey scored 57, under-17 Harry Bayliff 45, Caspar Bean 43 and Dom Kay 31, with Bayliff and Bean adding 59, Bean and Bailey 51 and Bailey and Kay 57 for the first three wickets.

Brett Parkin (2-30) and veteran Bryan Hollis (2-44) tried to stem the tide but only Steve Brown (12) and skipper Alan Coney (15no) made double figures after tea as Glusburn were rolled over for 60, with Harry Ellison (3-7), Sam Arkwright (3-10) and Hamaad Hussain (3-13) doing well for the second-placed club.

There was an equally one-sided match at Bradley II, where the hosts made 147-6 against Skipton CI II.

The talented George Bell hit 64 and under-13 Will Lampkin 30 not out as Sefal Allam (2-29) and Vaqas Nawaz (2-31) did best with the ball.

However, only opener Jonathan Sharpe (14) made double figures in the reply of 54 as John Duffey (3-3), under-14 Henry Meynell (2-3) and Andrew Greenwood (2-8) cashed in.

Rob Cockell was man of the match for Skipton CI at home to 10-man Thornton-in-Craven in Group E.

Firstly, he scored 32 not out in CI's 155-7, aided by Martin Chisnall (38) and keeper Ian Henderson (34) as Phil Oldfield (4-35) and Liam Walter (2-25) tried to make life difficult.

The visitors were then rolled over for 75, a dramatic downturn after openers Ian Holden (24) and keeper Stephen Laycock (15) had put on 36.

Cockell's 6-17 put them on the back foot, with Prince Patras chipping in with 2-3.

Several matches did not get beyond the tea interval, and one was at Oakworth II, where Bradley's first team were castled for 99.

Reliable under-16 Toby Meynell made 29 but they collapsed from 55-2 to leg-spinner Jack Davison (4-24), Charlie Shimmin (3-29) and James Lee (2-14).

Another was in Group F at Haworth II, where Sutton II kept wickets in hand in their 125-3.

Keeper Sam Solley (40no) and Josh Franklin (25no) added 49 unbroken for the fourth wicket after Mark Stoneman (36) had laid the foundation, with Darren Ellerton taking 2-24.

There was no play in Group E between Cononley and Gargrave, while Sutton I conceded to Foulridge I in Group A, while Cowling I did likewise to Bingley Congs I in Group B.