COWLING are used to scoring over 200 but it wasn’t enough this time as they fell to a 34-run defeat at Hepworth & Idle in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One.

The Westfield Laners made 238-4, and then Cowling, who only had 10 men, were dismissed for 204, despite good knocks by Mohammed Shan Usman (64 off 66 balls, including seven fours and two sixes) and Naq Hassan, who ended unbeaten on 95 off 89 balls, which contained three fours and 10 sixes.

Sutton also made a decent score of 235-5 at home to Gargrave, but even that wasn’t enough as the visitors replied with 237-4 to triumph with three overs to spare.

Defeat was hard on Sutton skipper Sam Solley, who made 113, including 14 fours and three sixes, with support being given by George Elrick (37) and Craig Thornton (21no).

Will Storr, who had earlier taken 3-65, then scored 43 not out, playing second fiddle to Tony Spensley’s 101 not out, which included 10 fours and four sixes. Keeper Tom Goodwin made 46.

Skipton CI won a tight match in Division Two at home to Barrowford II, who could only score 104 after being sent in as Azhar Iqbal (7-28) proved deadly, backed up by Danyal Iqbal (2-16).

Paul Mason then saw CI home to a two-wicket win in 33.3 overs with 26 not out at No 8.

Riddlesden’s bid for successive promotions started well, with a 99-run win over Silsden.

Having won the toss, the home side made 186, with most of the wickets falling to Joe Sugden (3-56), Joshua Waind (2-21) ad Jack Roberts (2-10).

Only captain Ben Sugden (28) resisted greatly in the reply, however, as Silsden were castled for 87.

Bradley’s 147 all out never looked enough once Eldwick & Gilstead started their reply, with the Bradley total being buoyed by No 6 Ibrar Ali’s 68 not out and Matt Buckmaster’s 33.

Toby Meynell (2-43) and George Bell (2-17) shared the four E&G wickets that fell.

It is not usually good news when your No 10 is the highest scorer, and that was the case for Airedale, Stephen Bond leading the way with 23 in their 100 as Irfan Khaliq (4-20) and Tamoor Munir (2-23) cashed in for Glusburn.

Matt Lloyd (46) and skipper Steve Brown (43no) then almost took the hosts to victory with a stand of 80, but that was the only wicket that fell as Glusburn won by nine wickets after 16 overs.

Cononley haven’t had much joy in recent years, so their one-wicket victory in a Division Three thriller at home to Haworth II is a cause for celebration.

Haworth II made 144-9 after being put in, but they collapsed from 127-4, with Harry Parker (2-26), Matthew Calvert (2-19) and Tom Feather (2-40) among the wickets.

Cononley found things equally hard, with only five players in double figures, but crucially Scott Brook made 63 and Parker 27, adding 57 for the fourth wicket as they won by one wicket, despite collapsing from 104-3.

Blink and you missed Denholme II’s encounter at home to Thornton-in-Craven as the hosts were rolled over for 20 in 15.4 overs, with the innings including only three fours and six ducks.

Samuel Haslam hit two of those fours in top-scoring with 10 as Ian Holden (5-7) and Mark Laycock (5-13) caused carnage.

Thornton-in-Craven then won by 10 wickets, reaching their small target in just 4.2 overs.

Skipton CI II never had to worry as they defeated 10-man Wilsden II by 100 runs after making 166-8.

Sean Williamson (61) and Darren Pighills (23) were the mainstays with the bat, and Pighills (6-18) then starred with the ball, Irfan Bandshah chipping in with 2-16.

Sutton II were no match for Bingley Congs III at Sandy Lane in Division Four, with Laurence Powell taking 2-34 and Ben Seward 2-21 in Congs’ 182-7.

Sutton were then toppled for 63, with captain and keeper Andrew Carrington (18) and Charlie Whitaker (10) the only two to make double figures.

Glusburn II conceded to Airedale II.