THE battle for promotion from Division Two of the Mewies Solicitors Craven League will go down to the final Saturday.

Although Bradley (251 points) only need one point to be certain of being champions, second-placed Glusburn (232) could still be caught by Airedale (221).

Bradley had the pleasure of playing at Wagon Lane against already-relegated Bradford & Bingley III, who won the toss and made 178, with Iklaq Ahmed taking 3-41 and Shahzad GullBahar 2-18.

The visitors were in bother at 62-4 but found the men for a crisis in keeper Dave Hunt (57 off 33 balls, including eight fours and two sixes) and Toby Meynell (50no, including six fours), who added 91 for the fifth wicket.

Although Bradley lost two more wickets, there was little doubt that they would triumph, passing the target in the 38th over for a three-wicket win.

Things were much more tense at Park Field, where Glusburn must have been fearing the worst after winning the toss but making only 77 against Silsden.

Only Ryan Ridehalgh (14), Dipesh Mistry (19) and No 11 Michael Egan (10) reached double figures as Will Pullen (8-37) cut a swathe through their batting.

However, Glusburn had their own bowling hero in Irfan Khaliq (9.2-3-19-8) as Silsden subsided from 54-1 to lose by five runs.

Josh Waind (18), Sam Barraclough (13) and skipper Jack Roberts (14) had put the Cobbydalers in the driving seat, only for them to be undermined by Khaliq, who dismissed five Silsden batters for ducks.

Airedale slipped up in a thriller at Thornton-in-Craven, making 142-9 after winning the toss, second-change bowler Matt Bowker taking 6-37 after the visitors had been 80-1.

The Booth Bridge Laners were sitting pretty at 96-3 but wobbled after the dismissal of opener Scott Howarth-Hynes for 43, and it needed David Holt (42no) to see them home by one wicket in the 39th over, with Holt adding 13 unbroken with Adam Holden (0no).

Skipton CI were emphatic winners at Ingrow making a healthy 237-9 after winning the toss at Hainworth Lane.

In a remarkable display of consistency, eight CI players scored 18 or above but no-one bettered Zamar Zulfiqar’s 29.

Ingrow started well in their reply but were castled for 98 by Connors Hall Brown (3-41), Muddassar Khan (3-13), and Zulfiqar (2-21).

The top two met in Division One and it proved a thriller.

Hosts Riddlesden, almost certain of the championship, made 185 after opting to bat, with Hamid Ullah shining with 5-46 and Martyn Dalby chipping in with 2-29.

Cowling, with pride very much at the forefront, looked favourites at 157-5 but lost their last five wickets for 27 runs to lose by one run.

That was tough on Danish Hameed (41), Laiq Ur Rehman (28), Zahid Hussain (38) and Wasim Hussain (21).

That defeat means that Gargrave, who defeated visitors Wilsden by 59 runs, could still claim second place as they are only nine points being Cowling going into the final fixtures.

Gargrave, who chose to bat, were given a superb start by Lee Barrett (71) and captain Will Smith (30), who added 67, but after that only Dave Harrop (14) and Matthew Beckwith (18) reached double figures in their 170.

However, that proved ample as Wilsden were toppled for ‘Nelson’, with George Beckwith taking 4-28 and Smith 3-34.

Hepworth & Idle racked up 266-9 at already-relegated Sutton, with Sachin Abraham taking 3-38 and Laurence Powell 3-60.

Sutton were 92-2 in reply, buoyed by Dave Snowden’s 52 and 21 from Dylan Hanson, but they were eventually dismissed for 151, with keeper Oliver Gledhill 39 not out.

In theory, the title battle for Division Three is still alive.

However, in practice Bowling Baptist are almost there, needing just three points from title rivals Cononley at the Sports Ground on Saturday to be sure.

Cononley picked up their 13th league win of the season, making 174-8 at Skipton CI II after winning the toss.

Although both openers fell cheaply, the next five batters all weighed in, led by skipper Harry Parker (56), Andrew Starkey (39) and Charles Calvert (29), with Matt Ryder taking 3-33.

CI were then rolled over for 87, which would have been much worse were it not for Steven Davidson (37) and Sean Williamson (15) as Matthew Calvert took 4-11, Colin Stead 2-17 and Willie Naylor 2-26.

Third-placed Gargrave saw hosts Menston Crompark score 200-9, with Tom Storr taking 4-53 and Ben Wood 3-26.

Nine-man Gargrave were then dismissed for 101, with only Wood (32), Kieren Ashley (21) and Storr (14) reaching double figures.

Cowling II made short work of Keighley III, dismissing the visitors for 66, with Ubaid Rauf (3-23) and Haseeb Majid (7-29) the only bowlers used.

Steve Dalby (26no) then guided the hosts to an eight-wicket win inside 20 overs, putting them a point above the relegation places.

Sutton II and Silsden II gained maximum points in Division Four in contrasting styles, with Sutton getting a walkover against Long Lee, while Silsden defeated Glusburn II by six wickets.

Visitors Glusburn chose to bat and made 174, with skipper Mark Pickles (47) and Umar Dar (67 off 56 balls, including 10 fours and two sixes) adding 62 for the fifth wicket after opener Javed Akram had scored 23.

Keenan Wozny took 4-43 to out the skids under them at the start and TJ Berry (4-49) then mopped up the tail.

Hugh Sugden (77no, including 10 fours) then batted through the reply as the Cobbydalers won with four balls to spare, with Boe Kennedy (42no) featuring in an unbroken stand of 85.

Bradley II had a very one-sided win over Hepworth & Idle III, making 215 after winning the toss.

Captain and keeper Harry Andrews (71) set the tone, and he was supported by Awais Azeem (31), Abdul Rehman (23) and Jack Andrews (39).

The Westfield Laners were then skittled for 38, with Edson Richmond taking 3-3 and Donnacha Washington 3-5, while Charlie Andrews bagged 2-8.