GARGRAVE have suffered their second defeat of the season in Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One.

Choosing to field first at Wilsden, they were facing a total of 171-8 after Joe Wood (3-48), Ben Howlett (2-21) and George Beckwith (2-52) shared the wickets.

Gargrave, now sixth, could only make 137 in reply, which was good considering that three wickets fell when the score was 16 and that they were 61-7 before skipper Will Smith (34) and Harry Mceneaney (22) added 51.

Cowling, who were third last season but are now ninth, were on the wrong end of a Toby Priestley whirlwind at Denholme.

The 25-year-old Denholme all-rounder made an unbeaten 139 in their seven-wicket victory.

Cowling won the toss and batted, making 186 thanks to Wasim Hussain (76), who hit 10 fours and two sixes, and Laiq Ur Rehman (44), who put on 88 for the fifth wicket.

Sutton, a point behind Haworth Road Meths at the bottom, faced Barrowford, making 154 after winning the toss.

Sam Solley starred for the hosts with a 101-ball 85 that contained 10 fours, adding 56 for the third wicket with Jack Whitaker (25).

Dave Snowden then took 2-37 and Tony Walton 2-26 in Barrowford’s 157-7.

Riddlesden continue to pile up the runs and the points at the head of Division Two, with Skipton CI being their latest victims.

Riddlesden, who are now 15 points ahead of Eldwick & Gilstead, won the toss at Sandylands and made 219-7. CI were then rolled over for 113.

Silsden were also in a carefree mood at Glusburn, scoring 253-5 after being sent in.

Ben Sugden batted through the innings for 117, smacking 19 fours and two sixes, and adding 111 for the third wicket with skipper Jack Roberts (55), who himself hit seven fours and a six, and 50 for the fifth with Tom Berry (23).

Tanveer Munir made 68 for Glusburn, a knock that contained seven fours and five sixes, but needed more support than Matt Lloyd (20), Irfan Khaliq (30) and Sam Britten (20no) provided as they were dismissed for 160, with Joshua Waind taking 4-46 and Roberts 3-7.

Glusburn drop a place to third with that defeat, while Bradley are fourth after a thrilling one-wicket victory over Bingley Congs II.

Congs won the toss and made 183, with Toby Meynell (3-23) and Vince Grant (3-54) doing the best with the ball.

Bradley looked out of it at 128-8 and even 168-9 but No 10 Grant (31no) and last man Bilal Bashir (6no) put on 17 unbroken for the last wicket after keeper Edward Washington (37), captain Dave Hunt (67) and No 9 Caleb Lister (22) also helped them snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

In Division Three, leaders Thornton-in-Craven’s bowlers had a field day at Gargrave II.

Tom Cleaver’s unbeaten 31 was the stand-out knock in Thornton’s 108, with Scott Howarth-Hynes making 15 as Dieter Kayley (4-27) and Tony Spensley (4-14) cashed in.

However, that was nothing compared to Ian Holden, who took 7-17 as Gargrave were skittled for 29 in 11 overs, with Mark Laycock taking 2-7.

Cononley were in no mood to waste time either at home to Skipton CI II, who, sent in, were dismissed for 128, with Darren Pighills making 31 and skipper Sean Williamson 44 as Herbie Starkey took 5-34 and Tom Feather 3-25.

Starkey then completed a fine match by scoring 62 not out in 59 balls, including four fours and five sixes.

Nathan Parker (53no off just 22 balls, including 10 fours and a six) then also sped Cononley home in 18 overs, with Scott Brook (10) having added 77 for the first wicket with Starkey.

Cowling II have climbed to seventh after enjoying themselves against Wilsden II.

Ajmal Choudhry (82, including 11 fours), Martyn Dalby (49) and Yasser Chatta (47), who both hit seven fours and a six, weighed in in Cowling’s 223-7 before Junaid Gullnawaz (6-23) helped to dismiss the visitors for 55.

In Division Four, Keighley III gained a walkover against Glusburn II.