SUTTON’S S-men - David Snowden and Sam Solley - are still doing their utmost to keep them in Division One of the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

Their revival continued with a fifth league win of the season, but their shock victory over third-placed Hepworth & Idle may still not be enough to help save them.

Sent in, the Westfield Laners lost both of their openers for ducks and could only score 113 as Sachin Abraham (3-17), George Elrick (3-30) and David Snowden (4-21) took all the wickets.

Then, as they so often do, Snowden (43) and Solley (40) laid the platform with a first-wicket stand of 77, sending them on their way to an eight-wicket victory in the 26th over.

However, they are still next-to-bottom, 21 points behind Barrowford.

Cellar dwellers Ingrow were dismissed for 47 in losing by 199 runs at Gargrave, who are now third on 255 points.

Cowling must have been optimistic when they had hosts Wilsden at 28-5, only to see victory snatched away from them in an unbroken stand of 100 between Hasnat Bukhari (85no) and Pete Longley (15no).

Captain Laiq Ur Rehman had made 40 in Cowling’s 127 before tea, Mohammed Shah Usman chipping in with 25 and Naqi Hassan 21.

The latter, who took 3-33, and Hamid Ullah (2-36) had caused the early collapse when Wilsden batted.

The battle for promotion from Division Two come down to the tightest of margins.

Accepting that Riddlesden, who are 76 points ahead with five matches left, will be champions, who will finish as runners-up is open to question, with Eldwick & Gilstead, Long Lee and Silsden separated by just five points.

The twin villages are level with Long Lee on 243 points, with Silsden on 238.

Long Lee made short work of Skipton CI at Sandyands, dismissing them for just 53 in 23 overs, with only No 10 Paul Mason (11) reaching double figures.

Long Lee had earlier made 224-6, with seven of their eight batters making double figures as Azhar Iqbal took 2-37 and Aneesh Babu 2-39.

Silsden also triumphed, defeating Bradford & Bingley III by 127 runs in a match that was switched from Sandy Lane to the Cobbydalers’ home patch.

Silsden made 264-6 batting first, with key contributions from Rob Jones (70) and Johnny Atherton (77no), backed up by Mohsam Gulbhar (39).

Jones hit 11 fours and Atherton five fours and seven sixes in a 47-ball knock, with Jones and keeper Tom Greenwood (29) putting on 60 for the third wicket and Atherton and skipper Jack Roberts (19) 84 for the seventh.

Bingley could make no more than 137 in reply, will Will Pullen taking 3-34, Tom Bradley 2-24 and Atherton 2-30.

Bradley’s second, third and fourth batters all made ducks at home to Riddlesden in their 141 all out, which was a recovery from 45-6.

Mohammed Qadeer made a defiant 32 up top, and runs down the order came from Iklaq Ahmed (20) and Shahzad GullBahar (38), with Qadeer and GullBahar adding 64 for the seventh wicket.

Riddlesden won by eight wickets in the 23rd over.

Tamoor Munir (6-65) and Irfan Khaliq (4-76) took all of the Foulridge wickets at the Noyna, but the hosts sill made 231.

Glusburn never threatened that score, ending on 147, which was largely down to James Waring (56) and Mark Pickles (23).

In Division Three, leaders Thornton-in-Craven had another easy afternoon, this time at their greatest rivals Hepworth & Idle II.

The hosts went from 33-0 to 36-4 on their way to 144-9, with Ian Holden (4-34) and Jack Laycock (3-32) doing well with the ball.

David Holt (63no) then saw the leaders to an eight-wicket win in the 30th over, keeper Jonny Martin (39) helping him put on 48 after Holt and Scott Howarth-Hynes (14) had added 47.

They are now leading the Westfield Laners by 55 points,, with Cononley a further 20 points behind in third.

The latter kept their promotion dream alive with a seven-wicket victory at Denholme II, who were heavily indebted to opener Guy Flanagan (59) in their 86.

Herbie Starkey took 3-11 and Willie Naylor, the last of seven bowlers used, 3-3.

Starkey then made 64 as Cononley breezed home halfway through the 15th over.

Haworth II are fifth after winning a well-contested match at home to Skipton CI II, who made 157, Tom Carlisle (37) and Jibin Jacob (33) doing well before No 10 Chris Windle (27) put on 39 for the last wicket with Chris Allen (14no).

But the Brontelanders still won by four wickets in the 36th over.

Cowling II won by two runs against Gargrave II after making 119, 35 of which came from Aqib Chatta.

In Division Four, Keighley III only trail leaders Bingley Congs III by a point after a comprehensive Sunday victory over Sutton II.

The Lawkholme Laners cracked 272-9 as Laurence Powell took 4-52.

Sutton’s reply was a decent 180-9, Tony Walton scoring 35 and Richard Walker (36).