SUTTON had hosts Hepworth & Idle rocking but could not finish the job off in Division One of the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

The home side were 38-4 as Richard Walker (3-28) made inroads but the Westfield Laners recovered to 175-7.

Sutton were then 7-2 before skipper David Snowden (44) and John French (11) added 50 for the third wicket.

That was the high point, however, as the visitors could only make 121-9.

Cowling are up to fifth after winning a tense encounter at home to Barrowford.

After being sent in, Barrowford scored 189-9, led by wicket-keeper Aziz Iqbal’s 73 as Hamid Ullah took 3-42.

Cowling paced their reply to a nicety, winning by four wickets with nine balls to spare, being steered to victory by Zahid Hussain’s unbeaten 92 after five early wickets had fallen.

He was backed up by Yasser Chatta (20) and Wasim Hussain (26no).

The match between Ingrow and Embsay, who are joint second, fell to the elements.

In Division Two, Silsden have climbed out of the relegation places with their first victory of the season.

Wicket-keeper Ben Sugden (47) scored almost half of Silsden’s 110-9 at Skipton CI, with Jack Lister (14), captain Jack Roberts (12) and Max Worsencroft (12) playing minor roles.

But Silsden had more than enough runs as it happened with Will Pullen (5-18) and Joshua Waind (5-9) bowling unchanged as CI were rolled over for 33 in just 18.1 overs.

At the other end of the table, Gargrave are three points clear of Denholme and Bradley after a comprehensive win at Barrowford II.

Matthew Beckwith was in the runs again with 69 in Gargrave’s 146, Ben Howlett making 23, and the second strings were then castled for 87, with all four bowlers returning decent figures.

Captain Will Smith led the way with 3-22 and backing him up were Simon Chapman (3-23), Howlett (2-10) and George Beckwith (2-24).

There was no play at Bradley, where Denholme were visitors, and Cononley, who were facing Long Lee.

Captains were to the fore with the bat in the Division Three match at Glusburn.

Teenagers Charlie Raby (25) and Bilaal Khan (16) made Oakworth II’s decision to bat look sound with an opening stand of 51, but they needed a 50 partnership between Matty Lee (26) and skipper Michael Scarborough (59no), whose runs came in 54 balls and included nine fours and a six, to post a score of 156-6.

Glusburn opener Matty Lloyd, not to be outdone by opposite number Scarborough, then made 60 in a slightly more sedate 74 balls, containing seven fours and a six.

Iain Beattie (15) helped him put on 70 for the first wicket but only Zaheer Abbas (22) chipped in to any degree after that as Glusburn finished on 141-6 as under-16 Raby took 2-22.

Oakworth II are second with 11 points, a point behind Embsay II, with Riddlesden fourth on nine.

The matches at Denholme II, where Thornton-in-Craven were visitors, Embsay II (where Cowling II were visitors) and Sutton II were rained off.

Bradley are up to fifth in Division Four after a simple win at Cambing over Hepworth & Idle III.

The third-teamers were back in the pavilion for 61 as the Meynells cashed in, with under-17 Toby taking 4-6 and under-15 Henry 4-17.

Bradley, whose top four are all under-17, then won by six wickets, with Mark Nelson top-scoring with 19.

Gargrave could be in for a double promotion as their second team are up to second.

They only scored 80 at home to Keighley III, with wicket-keeper Will Pryer (27) the only player in double figures, but that total was more than enough as their third-team visitors could only score 44 as Tony Spensley took 5-9, Tom Vernon 3-4 and Ben Wood 2-2.