THE topsy-turvy battle for the Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One title continues unabated, with no team able to stamp their authority on the top-flight chase for silverware.

Leaders Ingrow St John’s travelled to Denholme, and would have probably been content with their 201-5 in which Omar Khatab (78) and Ronnie Chokununga (62no) starred.

Nothing seems to phase the home side, however, and they hit back in brilliant fashion to romp it by eight wickets.

Jack Harrison and Matt Wear (62) put on 102 for the first wicket, and the former, with 98 not out from 99 balls, including 11 fours and two sixes, joined forces with Isaac Murray (21no) to add an undefeated 89 for the third wicket.

Embsay are second, a point behind with a game in hand.

They entertained Sutton and shot them out for 52 in 26 overs, with Scott Robinson, back after an eight-week injury lay off, took 5-13 in eight overs.

Josh Robinson (26no) and Morgan Davies (24no) then saw the hosts to a ten-wicket win.

In third are Haworth Road Meths.

The in-form side entertained next-to-bottom Barrowford but tumbled to an eight-wicket defeat. The home side were dismissed for 108, with Mohammad Zahid (25) and 'Mr Extras' (21) top-scoring as Shuja Rashid took 5-31.

Aziz Iqbal (56no) and Freddie Bailey (32no) then took the Bull Holme side to the points.

Crossflatts visited Oakworth and won by 33 runs.

The Ryshworth Park side made 207, with Vijay Amirtharaj (56), Mayank Singh (46) and Harris Hussain (42) being the main contributors as Richard Cavender (4-41) took the bowling honours.

Joe Copperwaite (58) and Drew Duffy (48) helped the Wide Lane side to 174 in reply, with Joe Lynch, who spun his way to 7-46, proving their undoing.

Bingley Congs enjoyed a 110-run victory over Haworth at Beckfoot Lane.

Andy Blackburn (60) and Andrew Copping (28) helped the hosts to 177 as Damian Rowell took 5-23.

In the West Lane side's reply of 67, only Jamie Rowell (28) reached double figures as under-16 Ben Hemsley, with 4-5 off three overs, and Neil Copping (4-14) took them apart.

In Division Two, Andy Maude (4-30) and Rob Greenwood (3-49) helped Ingrow back to the hut for 148 at Hainworth, with Mark Price (37) and Joe Hoyle (35) being the best batters.

Leaders Haworth Road II then cruised home by eight wickets, with Charlie Hainsworth (62) and Waj Mahmood (54no) leading the way.

Five points behind the leaders are Wilsden, after they also won by eight wickets.

Visitors Glusburn made 163, with Neil Freeman (72) leading the way as Steve Mitchell (3-28) and Chris Mitchell (3-36) were the best bowlers.

Then Adil Mehmood (81no) and Chris Longley (60) put on 114 for the second wicket to set up the comfortable victory.

In a low-scoring game, Chatburn saw off the challenge of Long Lee by 11 runs in the Ribble Valley.

The home side made a modest 130, with Jonny Lockley (29) top-scoring as Dave Collins (3-14) and Steve Butterfield (3-34) got among the wickets.

In reply, Craig Pullen made a gritty 55 as the Golden View side replied with 119, Chris Mulhearn taking 4-26.

'Mr Extras' (25) and Allah Ditta (21) helped Ingrow St John’s II to 104, with Asad Ejaz (4-16) and Simon Hunter (3-15) doing most of the damage with the ball.

Visitors Airedale could only muster 72 in reply, with Mick Feather (25) top-scoring as Sarum Quereshi (5-23) did most of the damage.

Sandy Lane lifted themselves out of the bottom two with a 14-run victory at Cowling.

The Greenwood Park side made 164, with No 10 Hasnat Bukhari making 48 not out as Martyn Dalby took 4-34 and Aftab Khan 3-43.

The Coliseum side then slipped to 150 all out as Irfan-Ul-Haque took 7-22.

Sadly for the visitors it was no contest when Foulridge entertained nine-man Oakworth II.

Muhammad Attique, with a superb 158, together with Aamir Mohammed (54) helped the Noyna side plunder 333-9 from their overs.

The Wide Lane side replied with 37 as Ollie Stell top-scored with 19, with Chris Brooker-Carey (4-5) and Shahbaz Munir (4-26) claiming all the wickets.

* Matches start at the earlier time of 1.30pm from this Saturday.

*The delayed Manorlands Plate final between Ingrow St John's and Bingley Congs will be played at Oakworth on Sunday (10.30am start).