JOE Wood played the innings of the day in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

He hit 189 not out off just 118 balls, including 18 fours and eight sixes, as Gargrave II piled up 307-4 in their John Clayton Cup match against visitors Hepworth & Idle III.

Wood added 74 with Richard Bell (20) for the third wicket after they were 6-2, put on 60 for the fourth with Tom Vernon (21) and 167 unbroken for the fifth with his brother Ben (64no), whose runs came off only 39 balls and included seven fours and a six.

The Westfield Laners were then castled for 63, Kieran Ashley taking 5-12, Giles Winterton 2-1 and Ben Wood 2-23.

Silsden II also have a perfect record in the John Clayton Cup with two wins out of two.

The Cobbydalers’ second strings made 177 at Glusburn II, a score that was built on the top five, with Hugh Sugden (22), Bilal Mahmood (30), keeper James Nelson (39) and Finlay Nixon-Snowden (40) all coming off, despite Adris Akram taking 5-27 and Mohammed Imran 2-11.

Glusburn were then rolled over for 91, with Abubaker Bukhari performing a one-man show with 66, which contained nine fours and three sixes.

Sutton II breezed to a 10-wicket success at home to Bowling Baptist II, Jibin Raju (4-19) helping to restrict them to 148-9.

Skipper Craig Thornton (66no) and Jack Middleton (67no) then took Sutton home in the 32nd over, with Thornton hitting 10 fours and two sixes and Middleton nine fours and a six.

Skipton CI II were soundly defeated at home by Bradford & Bingley III, making only 84 after being put in, skipper Matt Ryder (25) and Edwin Sebastian (21) scoring the bulk of those and adding 50 for the eighth wicket.

Bingley then won by seven wickets in the 26th over, Connors Hall Brown taking 2-33.

Sutton and Gargrave are heading Group C & D of the Wynn Cup with two wins out of two.

Silsden’s 187-6 at home to Gargrave was not nearly enough as the visitors won by eight wickets inside 29 overs.

Rob Jones (38), keeper Tom Greenwood (44no) and Johnny Atherton (36) did best with the bat for Silsden, with Ben Howlett taking 2-31, but they couldn’t stem the tide with the ball.

Gargrave’s three partnerships made life impossible for Silsden, with opener Lee Barrett (79no) involved in them all in his 98-ball innings which contained 11 fours and two sixes.

Firstly, he added 45 with keeper Shaun Airey (13), then 68 with Dave Harrop (44) a,nd finally 78 unbroken with John Beckwith (41no).

Sutton’s George Elrick (4-25), Jibin Jacob (4-22) and Sachin Abraham (2-26) dismissed hosts Bowling Baptist for 103.

Skipper Dave Snowden then scored 57 not out to see Sutton to a seven-wicket victory inside 18 overs.

Bradley got off the mark with an emphatic triumph over visitors Skipton CI, cashing in to make 258-6 after winning the toss, with Iklaq Ahmed (52), keeper Juni Ashraf (72no), Dave Hunt (34) and Adrian Mahmood (29no) making significant contributions.

Ahmed put on 82 for the second wicket with Akeel Rashid (18), while Hunt and Ashraf added 57 for the fifth before an unbroken partnership of 76 between Ashraf and Mahmood.

Ashraf’s runs came off 59 balls and contained seven fours and three sixes.

CI replied with 121 (Ahsan Mahmood 24, Ian Henderson 20), Rashid taking 5-31.

Cowling were involved in a five-wicket victory in a run-filled day at home to Ingrow, who won the toss and made 192, despite Zahid Hussain’s 4-12.

Rahman Ali scored 96 of the reply as Cowling breezed it with 10 overs to spare, Daud Khan scoring 52 not out.

In Group A & B, Thornton-in-Craven went down by 35 runs at Haworth Road Meths, who won the toss and made 125, Rob Cockell taking 3-23, the superb Ian Holden 2-12 and Matt Bowker 2-16.

After tea, only opener Scott Howarth-Hynes (27) and Mark Laycock (14) reached double figures as Thornton were dismissed for 90.

Meanwhile, Long Lee are joint top with Eldwick & Gilstead after a tense one-wicket victory over Glusburn at Golden View.

Glusburn chose to bat and made 136, which was disappointing after Matt Lloyd (40) and skipper Steve Brown (23) had put on 55 for the first wicket. Only Dipesh Mistry (28) weighed in after that, however.

Long Lee were sitting pretty at 103-2 and, although Irfan Khaliq (3-33) and Mark Pickles (5-50) caused nerves to jangle, they were still in the box seat until three wickets fell at 127, the home side needing bowling stars James Fulwood (7no) and Ian Roberts (1no) to see them over the line with a last-wicket stand of 11.

Cononley should have beaten Bingley Congs III at Sandy Lane in the Cowling Cup, but the match ended in a tie on 91 runs each.

Harry Parker (3-13), Willie Naylor (2-9), who replaced the injured Tom Feather (tight Achilles), Scott Brook (2-18) and Matthew Calvert (2-12) shared the wickets for Cononley.

Brook (16), Andrew Starkey (25) and Charles Calvert (29) seemed to be taking Cononley to victory, only for late wickets to deny them.

However, that is not the end of the story as the rules were misread and a super over should have been bowled.

That will now take place before their league match at Sandy Lane on August 5.

Bradley II were emphatic winners over Denholme II at Matthew Lane, scoring an impressive 204-4 in their 20 overs, keeper Danny Hunt leading the way with 74 not out, Abdul Rehman, skipper Matt Buckmaster and opener Mohammed Qadeer chipping in with 40 not out, 28 and 25 respectively.

Captain Hussnain Ali (18) and keeper Paul Briggs (17) were the only two in double figures in Denholme’s reply of 48, Jumar Ali taking 4-2 and Charlie Andrews 2-10.