GARGRAVE'S batsmen may have taken most of their club's limelight so far in this truncated Mewies Solicitors Craven League season.

However, their bowlers issued a 'don't forget us' plea in Group E of the Covid Regional Competition by dismissing visitors Oakworth II for 43.

Only No 4 Ellis Marshall reached double figures, scoring 11 at No 4 as five bowlers shared the wickets.

George Beckwith (2-0), John Beckwith (2-3), Joe Wood (2-2), Harry McEneaney (2-14) and Ben Howlett (2-18) were the successful bowlers in an innings that still lasted almost 30 overs.

The reply was briefer, with the hosts knocking off the runs in just 10.2 overs for the loss of four wickets, Sajjad Razaq bagging an impressive 3-19.

Herbie Starkey played a captain's role for Cononley in their contest at Booth Bridge Lane.

The opener made 62 in their 150-9, hitting three fours and four sixes, with Charles Calvert backing him up with 36, although his big hitting was not quite as impressive as the scoreboard stated, which erroneously credited him with five fours and six sixes!

Joe Wolfe was the most successful Thornton-in-Craven bowler with 4-21, but they fared little better with the bat than Oakworth II, making 75, with only Mark Laycock (22), Stephen Laycock (19) and David Wolfe (10no) detaining the scorers for long.

There was a better contest in Group G at Cowling, where the home side totalled 152-6, with in-form opener Steve Dalby making 45 and Azeem Hussain and Mohammed Shah Usman 31 each as Donnacha Washington took 2-35.

Bradley II, who included seven juniors, replied with 130-6, under-16 Toby Meynell again being a shining light with 39 and under-17 Tom Eaglesfield scoring 24 not out, with the visitors being pegged back by Sajid Shafait (4-42).

George Blackwell had an impressive game for Sutton II at Denholme II in Group F on Sunday.

He took 2-25 and top-scored with 29 but couldn't prevent a 58-run defeat.

Denholme II made 175-9, boosted by opener Michael Dennison (48) and Neil Spencer (45), Matthew Shaw-Burns (27) and Ryan Clark (25) in the middle order, with John French (3-38) and Richard Walker (2-26) also among the wickets.

Richard Taylor (3-8) was chiefly responsible for pegging back the visitors.

Among the concessions were Sutton I (to Barrowford II in Group A), Cowling I (to Haworth in Group B), Bradley I (to Skipton CI I in Group E), Bingley Congs III (to Glusburn I in Group F) and Glusburn II (to Gargrave II) in Group G.