MANY of the big clashes in the Craven League fell foul of the weather at the weekend, but one was played to a conclusion in Division Two - between second-placed Denholme and third-placed Bradley at Keighley Road.

Bradley won the toss and opted to bat but rather muffed their lines to be dismissed for 70, and that looked an unlikely score until No.9 John Duffey weighed in with 28 not out.

Duffey (2-28) took two of three wickets to fall in reply as Denholme won easily by seven wickets.

Leaders Gargrave triumphed even more easily at home to Barrowford II.

The Lancastrians chose to bat but were castled for 59 as George Beckwith took 5-17 and Will Smith 3-8.

Gargrave then lost just one wicket in reaching their target, with Lee Barrett 28 not out and Tom Goodwin 22 not out.

Shock of the day, however, was fourth-placed Skipton CI being rolled over for just 29 at Silsden, who won the toss and bowled.

No visitor got into double figures, with the best being Prince Patras with nine at No.7.

Will Pullen had the day’s outstanding analysis of 7-15, with Joshua Waind taking 2-14 as the Cobbydalers only used two bowlers in their 16 overs.

Silsden then knocked off the runs for the loss of one wicket in 11.3 overs.

Cononley’s trip to Long Lee was a victim of the weather.

In Division One, with both Cowling and Bingley Congs’ matches being rained off, Haworth missed a golden opportunity to go top as they lost to Wilsden by 32 runs.

Cowling’s match at Barrowford was abandoned without a ball being bowled, as was Embsay v Ingrow.

Sutton skipper David Snowden was in superb form against Hepworth & Idle, scoring 150 not out in their 245-9 – a knock that contained 14 fours and 10 sixes.

Teenager George Elrick (68no) was no sleeping partner, hitting three fours and six sixes, and together they added 132 unbroken.

Hepworth & Idle had made 14 for none off five overs when the rains came.


In Division Three, Denholme II, who are having a difficult time, conceded to Thornton-in-Craven, while the games between Cowling II and Embsay II, Oakworth II and Glusburn and Wilsden II and Sutton II were all ruined by the rain.

In Division Four, Glusburn II could only field nine men at home to Bingley Congs III and were beaten by 10 wickets.

The home side were sent in and could only make 79, Congs III then winning in just 10.3 overs.

Bradley II conceded to Hepworth & Idle III, while Keighley III v Gargrave II never started due to the weather.