ON A day when many matches were abandoned, Bingley Congs’ three teams managed to get in a collective 146.3 overs in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

Congs’ first team were the only winners in the whole league – at home to Cowling in Division One.

Neil Copping won the toss and opted to bowl, reducing the visitors to 60-6 before a stand of 61 for the seventh wicket between Zahid Hussain (52) and Yasser Chatta (21no).

Cowling ended up on 130 all out, with spinner Mohammed Adil taking 6-37 and pace bowler Matty Roberts 3-24.

Congs were in no mood to let the weather beat them and won by seven wickets halfway through the 16th over.

Consistent opener George Hicks was unbeaten on 69 off a mere 36 balls, including six fours and five sixes, and he was given back-up by Copping (21) and Roberts (25no).

The win put Congs two points clear of Oakworth and Embsay, who both have 11 points.

Embsay were favourites to win their clash at Barrowford when rain stopped play.

The hosts had made 162, with opener Shuja Rashid scoring 74, the reliable Andrew Foulds taking 4-44.

Embsay were 141-6 with 11 overs left when the heavens opened, with opener Joe Holt having scored 44 and Foulds 58.

Elsewhere, Foulridge were 20-2 at Haworth, both wickets having fallen to Ollie Bishop (2-16), and Hepworth & Idle were 34-1 at home to Ingrow.

Rain undoubtedly saved Bingley Congs II from defeat in Division Two at Gargrave,

Congs had made 149-6, with opener Dave Hemsley scoring 53, Jimmy Dennison 25 and Tony Teale 26 not out.

However, the home side were 100-1 after just 17 overs when play was halted, with Lee Barrett (50no) and Chris Lambert (26no) in an unbroken stand of 54.

Silsden captain Jack Roberts (36no) was in form at home to Barrowford II when play stopped at 78-3, while Toby Meynell (2-6) dismissed both openers for ducks as Eldwick & Gilstead struggled to 27-2 at home to Bradley.

Cononley were 22-2 after 16.4 overs at Skipton CI, while Airedale were 16-0 after 3.3 overs at Denholme.

In Division Three, Akeel Rashid (31) had scored almost half of Riddlesden’s 70-6 at Embsay II, for whom Hamaad Hussain took 3-7 in six overs, while keeper Paul Stephens was 19 not out for Haworth II in their 41-3 at Thornton-in-Craven.

Denholme II were a happier 35-1 at Oakworth II but not as happy as Keighley III at home to Bingley Congs III in the division below.

Dhruvil Sharma was unbeaten on 114 in Keighley’s 190-3 at Haworth West End, backed up by opener Zahid Bashir (50), with Congs skipper Simon Webster (2-37) doing better than anyone with the ball.

Skipton CI II had four useful contributors in their 180-8 at Glusburn II, with Darren Pighills scoring 24, Sean Williamson 58, skipper Matt Ryder 47 and Steven Davidson 35.

Wily off-spinner Alan Coney took 3-19 for the hosts, with opening bowler Mark Pickles bagging 2-32 and Sam Britten 2-6.