SKIPTON CI had a last-wicket stand of 28 to win a thrilling Division Two clash in the Timothy Taylor’s Craven League.

They sent in visitors Thornton-in-Craven and dismissed them for 101, which would have been a lot worse were it not for in-form opener Scott Howarth-Hynes scoring 57.

However, only Adam Holden (10) also made it into double figures as the last three wickets fell at the same score, with Qamar Zulfiqar taking 4-21, Tanveer Hussain 3-22 and Tariq Ghani 2-5.

CI found trouble against the bowling of Mark (6-21) and Jack Laycock (2-30), but got over the line thanks to No 9 Muddassar Khan (29no) and Azhar Iqbal (6no) after opener Mohammed Sabeel had scored 25 and No 4 Ahsan Mahmood 32.

The win moved CI up a place to fifth, while Thornton fell a place to fourth.

Overtaking them were Cononley, who grafted their way to a nine-wicket victory at Airedale.

The home side batted first, but could only make 118-9 off their 45 overs, with change bowlers Herbie Starkey (3-13) and Matthew Calvert (3-34) doing most of the damage after Harry Parker had taken 2-30.

Cononley were in ther 41st over before they passed that target, with Andrew Starkey 56 not out and Tom Feather 17 not out.

Silsden lead the way after a comprehensive home victory over Denholme, who won the toss and fielded.

Joshua Waind did his usual pinch-hitting role to make 50 off 49 balls, including seven fours, and he added 80 for the second wicket with Cameron Knowles (44), keeper Tom Greenwood (31) and Mohsan Gulbar (22) chipping in as the Cobbydalers scored 183.

The wickets were then shared around as Denholme were dismissed for 86, Kieran Lawrence taking 3-23, Will Pullen 2-19, Knowles 2-11 and Ben Sugden 2-26.

Meanwhile, Sutton suffered a third loss in five matches, visitors Ingrow winning by two wickets.

Dave Snowden (29) and Sam Solley (25) put on 56 for the first wicket after Sutton had been sent in, Ali Hussain (14) and Rob Tedder (29) then featuring as the top four all made double figures.

However, no-one else did, and seven of the Ingrow team reached double figures as they won in the 37th over, despite Aneesh Babu bagging 3-40, Sachin Abraham 2-27 and Snowden 2-21, Sutton remaining in the bottom two.

Gargrave still lead Division One after taking maximum points at Cowling, who drop from second to fourth.

Change bowlers Will Smith (3-19) and George Beckwith (6-22) did the damage as ther hosts fell away to 116, having been 67-2 after Martyn Dalby scored 37, keeper Wasim Hussain 10 and Danish Hameed 17.

No-one really failed with the bat for the visitors, who won by seven wickets in the 26th over.

Bradley Gardner (38) and Lee Barrett (15) gave Gargrave a start, Gardner then adding 53 for the second wicket with Matt Simpson (26no), who saw his team home in partnership with John Beckwith (21no).

Glusburn and Bradley were both beaten and drop into the lower half of the table in sixth and seventh.

Bradley were sent in by Hepworth & Idle at Matthew Lane and made 177-8, Mohammed Qadeer (53) and Juni Ashraf (56) putting on 82 for the fourth wicket, Qadeer hitting six fours and two sixes and Ashraf eight fours and a six.

Keeper Dave Hunt (22) and Iklaq Ahmed (23) also contributed, but Bradley lost by two wickets in the 42nd over, Qadeer taking 2-41 and Adeel Rashid 2-10.

Glusburn were never at the races at Baildon Bottom, making only 122 after winning the toss, keeper Steve Brown (22) and Dipesh Mistry (31) scoring almost half of those.

Haworth Road Meths won by eight wickets in the 33rd over, Danny Ridehalgh taking both wickets at a cost of 19 runs.

Cowling II lead Division Three after a narrow victory at Menston Fourths.

Captain Sajid Shafait (3) and Haseeb Majid (28) put on 58 for the second wicket in Cowling’s 117 before tea.

The match was in the balance when the High Royds outfit were 99-7 but they lost their last three wickets for the addition of just one run, Majid Iqbal taking 3-27, Majid 2-19 and Mohammed Ishaq 2-4.

Gargrave II are up to third, level on points with second-placed Long Lee, after a quickfire win at home to Bingley Congs III in a match where only one player reached double figures.

Congs, sent in, were back in the pavilion for just 24, recording six ducks in their 17-over innings as Gargrave used only two bowlers - Will Storr (4-12) and the outstanding Ben Wood (8-5-7-6).

The home side still took 19.3 overs to knock those runs off, losing three wickets in the process, with Tom Storr scoring 10.

Sutton II are up to fourth as their juniors shone at next-to-bottom Wilsden II.

Jack Middleton (87no) and Theo Reay (47), both 15, were the batting stars after Sutton were sent in, with Middleton batting 45 overs in their 190-4.

They added 95 for the fourth wicket, and then Middleton (4-13), who was the seventh bowler used, combined well with opening bowler, 16-year-old Charlie Whitaker (5-26), as the hosts were back in the pavilion for 135.

Silsden II were involved in a decent contest at Long Lee, whose first XI made 198-6 after being sent in, with Tom Snowden (2-23) the best of six bowlers used.

Opener Hugh Sugden, who made 60 before being run out, and keeper James Nelson (71) scored the bulk of Silsden’s reply of 178-7, Keenan Wozny (12), Seth Wainman (11) and Dan Jones (14) also making double figures.

Skipton CI II head Division Four after being granted a walkover by Hepworth & Idle III’s, whose ground was double booked.

Bradley II are five points behind in second on 63 after a solid victory at Bowling Baptist II, who were dismissed for 68 after the visitors had scored 163-7.

Glusburn II were denied victory at home to Long Lee II, who won by one wicket courtesy of a last-wicket partnership of 20.

The hosts had two half-century stands in their 204-6 after winning the toss - 54 for the second between Rafaqat Hussain (28) and opener Javed Akram (12) and 63 for the fourth between Tahir Mehmood (44) and captain Mark Johnston (41no).

Long Lee seemed to be coasting at 120-2 before Mehmood (3-46), Steve Poole (2-44) and Sam Britten (2-66) got among them, Danyal Mahmood (35no) and Charles Clough (12no) then being the Long Lee heroes.