GARGRAVE, who had a short afternoon’s work, have extended their lead at the top of Timothy Taylor’s Craven League Division One to 16 points.

They inserted visitors Haworth, who have yet to win a league game, and rolled them over for 37 inside 22 overs, with Dave Harrop having the outstanding analysis of 10-6-5-4.

He was well backed up by new-ball partner Joe Wood, who bagged 4-21, and it took Gargrave only 12.4 overs to knock off the runs in a ten-wicket victory, with Lee Barrett 30 not out.

Bradley are up to sixth after handing defending champions Riddlesden a second defeat of the season - and were almost as comprehensive as Gargrave,

The visitors chose to bat, but could not cope with opening bowlers Toby Meynell (12-6-12-5) and Zain Naeem (4-43) as they collapsed from 35-1 to 93 all out.

Skipper Dave Hunt then scored an unbeaten 36, Iklaq Ahmed hitting 42 not out as Bradley had stands of 39 and 55 unbroken in a nine-wicket victory, achieved in the 21st over.

Cowling have improved from fourth to third after a tight win at Wilsden.

Sent in, captain Martyn Dalby (46) added 53 for the second wicket with keeper Abid Sharif (44), although Cowling then lost their last five wickets for just 15 runs in setting a target of 156.

Wilsden, who are second from bottom, were looking good at 120-4, but lost their final six wickets for 24 to lose by 11 runs, Dalby completing a fine match by bagging 5-37, Hamid Ullah weighing in with 3-14.

Fifth-placed Glusburn, like Bradley, have settled in well after promotion and defeated second-placed Hepworth & Idle by 57 runs at Westfield Lane.

Umar Farooq was the key figure for the visitors, scoring 82 off 52 balls, including 12 fours and four sixes, and figuring in stands of 41 and 44 in their 192.

He then took 6-24, Irfan Khaliq bagging 3-17 as the home side recovered from 3-3 after the top three made ducks to finish on 135, Jonny Thompson (3-45 and 59) just losing the battle of the all-rounders.

In Division Two, Silsden were beaten for the first time this season - by 85 runs in a top-of-the-table clash at Scotchman Road.

Dominic Mortimer took 4-51 as Bowling Baptists made 216, but only Rob Jones featured with the bat after tea, scoring 45 in the Cobbydalers’ 131 as they dropped to second.

Thornton-in-Craven are now breathing down Silsden’s necks, lying just three points adrift, after dismissing Hepworth & Idle’s second strings for 27 at Booth Bridge Lane.

Sent in, opener Tom Cleaver (44) put on 51 for Thornton’s third wicket with David Holt, who hit nine fours and two sixes in his 61.

Stands in the middle order helped the hosts to 192-6, although they did lose their last four wickets for five runs.

That was nothing, however, compared to what happened after tea as the Westfield Laners were skittled for 27 in 12,3 overs as Mark Laycock took 5-5 in 6.3 overs and David Wolfe returned 5-20.

Cononley drop one place to fourth after becoming the latest victims of a resurgent Ingrow, who had the home side back in the pavilion for 128 after winning the toss.

Scott Brook (23), Herbie and Andrew Starkey (both 27) and skipper Harry Parker (25) proved a solid top four for the hosts, taking them to 104-2, but then the wheels fell off and they lost their last six wickets for 24.

Ingrow then had no alarms in winning by six wickets in 32 overs, despite Herbie Starkey taking 3-31.

Sutton are finally off the mark after being relegated last season, defeating Skipton CI by 81 runs at Royd Hill.

Ali Hussain (46) and fellow teenager Theo Reay (40) put on 60 for the fourth wicket in Sutton’s 184-7 after choosing to bat, keeper Oliver Gledhill (49no) then adding 49 unbroken with Sachin Abraham (16no) as Azhar Iqbal (3-32) and Connors Hall Brown (3-46) proved troublesome.

Only Tariq Ghani (24) then passed 20 as CI were toppled for 103, Abraham taking 4-24, David Snowden 2-5, Jack Middleton 2-14 and Aneesh Babu 2-20.

Sutton are still second from bottom, but are now part of a congested lower order with only 13 points separating them from Cononley (60).

Cowling II remain front-runners in Division Three after a 39-run victory at home to Sutton II, who drop from third to fourth.

Haseeb Majid (50), Reyan Hassan Ali (32) and skipper Sajid Shafait (23) were part of a solid-looking card as Cowling made 184-9 after opting to bat, 14-year-old Will Tedder taking 5-57.

Laurence Powell (47), who is 18, plus Josh Franklin and Dylan Hanson, who both made 21, were part of a strong start to Sutton’s reply, but only No 10 Will Tedder (18no) did well after that as the visitors were dismissed for 145.

Shafait took 3-23 to complete a fine match, but he was outshone in the all-rounder department by Majid (5-38).

Silsden II climbed from sixth to third on the back of a seven-wicket victory at Gargrave II, who were one of the three sides that they leap-frogged, dropping to fifth.

The visitors chose to bowl, which proved the right decision as they had the hosts back in the pavilion for 98, Alex Nelson taking 4-13 from 9.1 overs after opener Neil Fraser-Dibb had made 23, Ben Wood (34) and skipper Will Storr (20) preventing a bigger collapse from 49-5.

Hugh Sugden (29no) then anchored the reply, Keenan Wozny (28) helping him to add 41 for openers as the target was passed in the 26th over.

Skipton CI II, not unexpectedly, bagged a maximum haul of points in the clash between top and bottom in Division Four.

The Sandylanders chose to have first knock and made 181-7, Jonathan Sharpe (38) putting on 81 for the second wicket with Edwin Sebastian (34) after Sharpe’s opening partner Naveed Hussain had scored 21.

Steve Davidson then weighed in with 25, but only Rory Southern (34) made a comparable score after tea as Menston V were castled for 81, Matt Ryder taking 4-17.

Bradley II are second, six points adrift, after bagging 19 points from their victory at Airedale II in an even more one-sided affair.

The visitors made 174-6, opener Edward Washington (61, including three fours and a six) and Nasar Riaz (49) adding 98 for the fourth wicket, No 3 Mehmood Hussain weighing in with 25.

Only two Airedale players made double figures after tea as they were skittled for 48, with the outstanding Zafar Iqbal returning figures of 10-7-6-6, backed up by Donnacha Washington (4-22).

Glusburn II climbed two places to a distant third after a seven-wicket victory at home to Denholme II.

The visitors went from 91-5 to 104 all out as the wickets were shared around, and Glusburn’s reply was solid, with Javed Akram scoring 29, Umar Dar 34 and captain Mark Pickles 28 not out as they triumphed with one ball of the 19th over remaining.