COWLING seem determined to make up for just missing out on the Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One title two years ago.

They currently lead the table by 21 points, having played four matches, although second-placed Riddlesden have played a game less.

Cowling won the toss at Wilsden and made a decent enough 198-9, with skipper Martyn Dalby (41) adding 69 for the third wicket with Daud Khan (52no), Darab Khan chipping in with 21.

Wilsden looked out of it at 70-6 but successive stands of 47, 30 and 27 took them close before they were dismissed for 180, with Dalby bagging 5-33 and Zahid Hussain 3-38.

Gargrave notched their first league win of the season, chasing down 172 at Sutton, who, sent in, again had to rely on David Snowden (65), Tony Walton making 41 at No 7 and adding 59 with his skipper.

The latter hit 50 in boundaries (11 fours and a six), while Ben Howlett was the leading Gargrave wicket-taker with 3-32.

The visitors were given a solid start by Lee Barrett (18) and Bradley Gardner (34), John Beckwith (30) and Matt Simpson (50) then putting on 83 for the fourth wicket as they won by four wickets in the 34th over.

Silsden, who beat Bradford & Bingley III by 102 runs, continue to lead the way in Division Two.

After winning the toss, the Cobbydalers scored 268-4, with captain Jack Roberts leading from the front with 73, which contained 13 fours.

However, Robert Jones bettered that with 94, which included 15 fours and a six off 76 balls, and they put on 92 for the third wicket, Jones then adding 67 for the fourth with Tom Greenwood (19), Johnny Atherton weighing in with 35 not out.

Joe Sugden’s 7-43 then helped to dismiss Bingley for 166.

Skipton CI are fourth after winning their derby with Glusburn by 69 runs.

Choosing to bat, CI made 194, lower-order batter Qamar Zulfiqar leading the scoring charts with 68, which contained nine fours and two sixes.

Although Sam Smith scored 35, CI had to recover from 72-6, with Zulfiqar putting on 62 for the ninth wicket with Darren Pighills (17) after Irfan Khaliq (4-26) had made a mess of the top order.

Only skipper Steve Brown (48) really featured with the bat after tea as Glusburn were toppled, Smith bagging 3-24 and Zulfiqar 5-26 as they lost three wickets at 95 and the final two at 125.

Thornton-in-Craven won a similar clash at home to Bradley by 73 runs.

The border men made 176-8, with Tom Cleaver (28), Jonny Martin (23) and Rob Cockell (23) being the main contributors as Zafar Iqbal took 3-33 and Akeel Rashid 3-44.

David Wolfe (5-13) then proved deadly as Bradley were back in the pavilion for 103, 41 of which came from Rashid.

Cononley are still making life look easy in Division Three, leading the way alongside new boys Bowling Baptist on 75 points.

Herbie Starkey (4-4) and Tom Feather (3-16) made Haworth II regret winning the toss at Cononley Sports Ground as they were dismissed for 65.

Cononley only took until the 19th over to pass that, despite losing four wickets, with Andrew Starkey scoring 29.

Cowling II had a similar target at home to Wilsden II, dismissing the visitors for 73 after they had opted to bat.

Junaid Majid (3-23) and Sajid Shafait (4-18) got among the wickets, and then Majid hit an unbeaten 28 in a six-wicket triumph.

Kieran Ashley’s 41 not out helped Gargrave II to a three-wicket home win over Skipton CI II, who made 136-6 after choosing to bat.

Opener Sean Williamson hit seven fours in his 62, adding 62 for the third wicket with Will Shuttleworth (28), Dom Kay taking 3-45.

Gargrave slipped from 41-0 to 96-7, despite opener Richard Bell’s 27, but Ashley and keeper Will Peryer (18no) held their nerve against Muhammad Sabeel (5-21).

Silsden’s second XI were also in the runs and also head a table – in this case Division Four.

They opted to bat and racked up 231-3 at Bradley II, the highlight of which was a century for Tom Berry, whose unbeaten 102 contained 10 fours and seven sixes from just 65 balls.

James Nelson scored 33 and opener Hugh Sugden 45 not out, adding 164 unbroken with Berry.

Bradley, who only had 10 men, made a spirited reply of 181, Umar Ali (37), Awais Azeem (34) and No 10 Jack Andrews (38no) getting in the runs as Bilal Mahmood took 4-42 and Tom Snowden 3-20.

Sutton II are second after an easy win at Airedale II, with the Middletons (Ben and Jack) taking wickets.

Jack, who is 14, bagged 3-30 and 16-year-old Ben 4-8 as Airedale were dismissed for 114, skipper Craig Thornton then scoring 45 and Jack Middleton (29) in a 64-run stand for the first wicket, Sutton eventually winning by eight wickets, with Stuart Tillotson 19 not out.

Glusburn II had a walkover against Long Lee II.