SUTTON’S goose is nearly cooked in Division One of the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

With three matches left, the cellar dwellers need maximum points from those, while hoping that Denholme only pick up 12 and Haworth Road Meths two.

Sent in at Wilsden, Sutton could only make 110, with captain Sam Solley scoring 31 at No 8 as only three team-mates also reached double figures.

It took Wilsden until only the 23rd over to pass their target for the loss of two wickets.

At the other end of the table, Cowling are doing their best to keep leaders Riddlesden waiting for a third successive league title – all in different divisions.

Cowling batted first at home to Denholme and made 151, which was largely due to No 3 Danish Hameed scoring 62 and No 4 Daud Khan 33.

However, Denholme’s scoring card was also patchy and they could only make 125, with Ubaid Rauf taking 4-30 and the outstanding Hamid Ullah 2-10 off nine overs.

Gargrave lost by three wickets at Hepworth & Idle but remain third, ahead of their conquerors, but now only by 13 points.

Captain Will Smith led from the front for Gargrave with 56 off 59 balls, including eight fours and two sixes, but his main support came from a wagging tail, with No 9 Will Storr scoring 25 not out, No 10 George Beckwith 26 and No 11 Ben Howlett 12 as they revived from 84-8 to 156.

The Westfield Laners were in bother themselves at 97-7 but were seen home by an unbroken stand of 60, winning in the 40th over, after Joe Wood (3-25) and Smith (2-40) had done early damage.

In Division Two, Bradley are 15 points ahead with three matches left after a narrow victory at Silsden.

Sent in, Bradley made 184-7, with Iklaq Ahmed (39) and Matt Buckmaster (11) adding 55 for the second wicket, and Toby Meynell (48) and keeper Juni Ashraf (60) 101 for the fourth.

Silsden were 43-5 in reply as Meynell (2-39) and Zain Naeem (3-40) put the skids under them, but stands of 43, 30 and 45 took them close at 170-9 before they ran out of overs, Keenan Wozny (39no) top scoring.

Glusburn are second, two points ahead of Airedale, after making short work of their trip to Long Lee, who were dismissed for 88 after opting to bat, with Irfan Khaliq (4-34) and Tamoor Munir (4-22) among the wickets.

Skipper Steve Brown then scored 60 not out off 61 balls, including nine fours and three sixes, as Glusburn won by nine wickets inside 20 overs.

Skipton CI climbed two places to fourth after defeating Hepworth & Idle II by a whopping 143 runs, while Thornton-in-Craven lost at home to Ingrow.

Keeper and skipper Danny Smith did his bit for CI, making 65, including four fours and three sixes, and received good support from Mohammed Sabeel (39) and Darren Pighills (21) after opener Connors Hall Brown had made 22.

Needing 191 for victory, Hepworth & Idle’s second strings collapsed after an opening stand of 25, being castled for 47 as change bowlers Ahsan Mahmood (4-6) and Pighills (4-9) cashed in.

Ingrow made a modest 126 at Booth Bridge Lane, with the wickets being shared between Ian Holden (3-45), Jack Laycock (3-8), David Wolfe (2-24) and Rob Cockell (2-43).

But the hosts could not build on an opening partnership of 47 between Cockell (27) and Jack Laycock (24) and fell for 101.

In Division Three, the top two of Bowling Baptist and Cononley had big wins but while the Bradford side are virtually there, Cononley are not quite guaranteed promotion yet.

Visitors Wilsden lost only four wickets in making 93 off their 45 overs against Cononley, but the wicket looked different when the home side batted as they knocked off the runs for one down in 29 overs.

Keeper Nathan Parker fell early but Andrew Starkey (71no) and Will Oakden (15no) took Cononley home.

Gargrave II are third, 42 points behind Cononley, after an easy win over Haworth II.

However, things didn’t look quite so straightforward when Gargrave were 73-6 after being sent in, only for Dominic Ferneyhough (55) and Dieter Kayley (36) to transform the innings with a stand of 75.

Gargrave finished on 151, but Haworth managed only just over a third of that, being dismissed for 59, despite an opening stand of 24, with Ben Wood taking 6-28.

Skipton CI II and Cowling II are involved in at least a three-way battle to stay up, and CI did themselves few favours with a heavy defeat to Bingley Congs III at Sandy Lane.

Only three players made double figures in CI’s 79 after they chose to bat – Jonathan Sharpe (19), Steve Davidson (13) and captain Matt Ryder (16).

CI dismissed both openers for ducks but could not remove numbers three and four as Congs won by eight wickets in the 20th over.

Cowling did CI a favour, however, by conceding to Menston Crompark I, leaving Haworth II on 88 points, Cowling II on 91 and CI II on 94, with Keighley III next up on 103.

There was a top-of-the-table clash in Division Four when leaders Sutton II hosted Silsden II in what turned out to be a low-scoring contest.

Silsden, sent in, made 76, with No 11 Alex Nelson’s 17 crucial as captain Tom Snowden (17no) was the only other player in double figures at No 3, with the last-wicket duo adding a vital 28.

Change bowlers Jaison Joseph (3-7) and Ali Hussain (4-34) did the damage for Sutton after Ben Middleton had taken 2-12, but the same wasn’t true when the home side batted.

They went from 41-3 to 43-6 before Stuart Tillotson (24) and Paul Williams (7) added 21 to put them in the driving seat.

However, the last four wickets fell for two runs as opening bowler Nelson (6-19) finished them off alongside Toby Cunningham (2-8).

Sutton now have 199 points and Silsden 176, which keeps Bowling Baptist II in the picture on 165, even though they lost by three wickets at fourth-placed Glusburn II.

Choosing to bat, Bowling made 139-6, Cody Hird returning 1-18 off his 10 overs while Mark Pickles took 4-57.

Opener Amir Javed (52no) then played a sheet-anchor role as the hosts won at the end of the 36th over, with support coming from Umar Dar (17) and Tom Simpson (27).

Bradley II won an entertaining clash at home to Airedale II by 50 runs, with Harry Andrews batting through the 40 overs for 123 not out off 116 balls in Bradley’s 217-6.

Chris Kimberley (30) and keeper Awais Azeem (35) supported him well before Airedale II replied with 167-6, with Charlie Andrews (2-37), Azeem (2-20) and Amer Khan (2-68) sharing the wickets.