SUTTON’S survival bid in Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One is growing legs.

Inspired by Sam Solley’s magnificent 125 not out, they won by one wicket at bottom-of-the-table Ingrow and are now just six points behind Haworth Road Meths, who are one place above the demotion line with Meths and Sutton meeting at Baildon Bottom on September 3.

Ingrow won the toss and batted, with five players scoring above 20 in their 184-9.

Laurence Powell took 2-16 but the 16-year-old would have an even bigger role with the bat.

Missing David Snowden, there was more pressure on Solley to deliver, and he didn’t let his team down, hitting 19 fours and putting on 52 for the first wicket with Jack Middleton (12) and 78 for the ninth wicket with Powell (30).

Sutton, who went from 52-0 to 92-8, therefore pulled a rabbit out of the hat, with 13-year-old Sam Stoneman (0no) being the sleeping partner in a last-wicket stand of 17 with Solley which won the match.

Another keeper in form with the bat was Cowling’s Rahman Ali, but his 84 could not prevent a one-wicket defeat at home to Gargrave.

Captain Laiq Ur Rehman (21) and Wasim Hussain (20) also weighed in for Cowling as change bowlers Will Storr (4-38) and Will Smith (4-43) cashed in.

Skipper Smith (25) and keeper James Freebury (59, including 11 fours and a six, started the innings wel,) but they needed Chris Lambert’s 36 not out to defy Hamid Ullah (6-40).

In Division Two, Silsden are up to third, five points behind second-placed Long Lee, after defeating Foulridge by four wickets.

Joshua Waind (3-46) and Alex Nelson (4-14) were in the wickets as the Lancastrians made 165 after opting to bat.

Opener Robert Jones (59) and Ben Sugden (28) put Silsden in charge with a second-wicket stand of 66 and victory was achieved in the 38th over.

Glusburn’s 180 all out proved inadequate at home to Skipton CI, who romped home by seven wickets in the 40th over.

Opener Matthew Lloyd (54) and skipper Steve Brown (30) put on 71 for Glusburn’s second wicket but they needed more after that than Umar Farooq’s 26 and James Tillotson’s 32, with Azhar Iqbal taking 3-40 and Danyal Iqbal 3-43.

Chris Kimberley made 58 for CI, putting on 53 for the first wicket with Danny Smith (13), and skipper Paul Mason (47) then added 79 for the second with Kimberley.

Sam Smith (21no) and Steven Davidson (26no) had an unbroken stand of 47 as CI won off the penultimate ball of the 40th over.

Long Lee were handed a walkover by Bradley.

With second-placed Hepworth & Idle II’s on their free week in Division Three, third-placed Cononley narrowed the gap to them to two points with a comfortable win at Wilsden II.

Skipper Andrew Starkey led by example for Cononley, scoring 137 of their 262-5, aided by Scott Brook (47) and Adam Whiteley (31).

Ikram Daulatzia (3-39) and Matthew Calvert (3-20) then got in the wickets in Wilsden’s reply of 160-7.

Oakworth were eight-wicket winners at Gargrave II, dismissing the hosts for 82 as only four batters reached double figures - Tom Vernon (16), keeper Will Peryer (12), Giles Winterton (13) and Peter Vernon (10no).

Long Lee II notched their first win of the season - by 25 runs at Skipton CI II.

The visitors made 188-8, with Darren Pighills taking 3-56 and Jibin Jacob 2-25.

CI began promisingly, but went downhill from 86-2 to be 163 all out, with four players reaching their 20s - Pighills (20), Tariq Ghani (24), Jacob (21) and Sefal Allam (21no).

Cowling II were the latest team to come unstuck at leaders Thornton-in-Craven.

The home side made 197, but had to recover from 39-3, with gloveman Jonny Martin (52) putting on 67 for the sixth wicket with Jack Laycock (44) after Scott Howarth-Hynes had made 21 and Tom Cleaver 32.

Junaid Gullnawaz (5-37) and Yasser Chatta (3-43) did well with the ball for Cowling, who replied with 137, with Ajmal Choudhry (30), Yasser Chatta (21) and Gullnawaz (43) top-scoring

Laycock completed a fine match with 6-55, Joe Wolfe taking 3-32.

In Division Four, there was a good contest at Sutton, where visitors Glusburn made 209-9, an innings which was dominated by Ryan Fountain (66) and Akram Javed (72).

Chris Vollentine took 3-33 and the skipper then showed his prowess with the bat, making an unbeaten 67 in Sutton’s 182-6, aided by Nathan Coventry (28) as Cody Hird took 5-34.