SUTTON’S innings at Cowling in Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One was not without incident.

Visiting opener David Snowden retired after a blow to the head but came back later in the innings to finish on 59 not out.

Meanwhile, Richard Walker retired with chest pains when he had made 44, Sutton finishing on 209-4, aided by Jack Whitaker (24) and George Elrick (29).

Cowling paced their reply nicely, winning by six wickets with 11 overs to spare thanks to contributions from Martyn Dalby (49), Junaid Gullnawaz (29), Mohammed Shah Usman (44), Naqi Hassan (42no) and Ben Davy (25no).

After their opening-day win against Sutton, Gargrave were brought back to earth with a thump by Bingley Congs, who won the toss and made 222-7, with George Hicks (100) getting a second successive ton.

John Beckwith (3-56) was Gargrave’s best bowler, but their batting then failed as they were dismissed for 82, with No 8 Simon Chapman (18) and No 9 Harry Mceneneany (16) top scoring.

In Division Two, Glusburn are on maximum points alongside Riddlesden after an easy afternoon at Beckfoot Lane.

The visitors won the toss and racked up 252-7, with Matt Lloyd making 55, Iain Beattie 45, Zaheer Abbas 27, Steve Brown 21 and Irfan Khaliq 35 not out.

Congs II were then castled for 117, with Khaliq bagging 5-30 and James Tillotson 3-22.

The match seemed in the balance at Sandylands when Skipton CI made 122 after being sent in by Bradford & Bingley III.

Nikhil Thomas was a lone star with 46, but Bingley had no answer to Aneesh Babu (6-18) and Prince Patras (3-12) and were shot out for 79.

Bradley’s clash with Barrowford II was tense, with Toby Meynell (31) and Ibrar Ali (22) contributing almost half of Bradley’s 110-9.

Barrowford lost eight wickets in winning as George Bell took 3-28.

Silsden’s batting failed again as they were dismissed for 97 at home to Eldwick & Gilstead, and their score would have been much worse without Mohsan Gulbhar’s 58.

Eldwick & Gilstead won by eight wickets.

After a few years in the doldrums, Cononley are two wins from two matches in Division Three, putting them fourth in the fledgling table.

They dismissed hosts Long Lee II for 71, with Roberta Humphreys (14no) top scoring at No 10.

Harry Parker (4-28) and Tom Feather (3-11) had put the skids under Long Lee’s innings, and Cononley won by eight wickets in 17.1 overs, with Dave Turner scoring 29.

Skipton CI II’s benefited from handy contributions by captain Sean Williamson (35), Tariq Ghani (31) and David Suter Jnr (44no) in their 170-6 against Gargrave II, with Ghani and Williamson adding 57 for the second wicket.

Will Peryer (44) and John Roughton (23) did well in the reply, but Gargrave were dismissed for 127 with Irfan Bandshah taking 3-18 and Ghani 4-27 as CI went third.

Haworth II made 122 at leaders Thornton-in-Craven as Ian Holden (3-25) and Jack Laycock (3-31) cashed in.

The hosts lost little sweat in winning by seven wickets in a ball shy of 20 overs, with Rob Foster hitting 63 and keeper Jonny Martin 32 in an opening stand of 89.

Michael Scarborough’s experience came to the fore for Oakworth III at Glusburn II.

He scored an unbeaten 76 as they won by five wickets to go second.

Glusburn, sent in, made 188-6, with opener Mark Johnston scoring 75 and Richard Parkin 27.

Loanee Andrew Greenwood took 3-43 for Glusburn.

Tony Walton batted through Sutton II’s innings, making 74 not out, and his runs proved vital.

Sutton finished on 136-7, with Walton adding 51 for the fourth wicket with skipper Andrew Carrington, while Andrew Fountain made 23.

Airedale II replied with 115-8.