HAWORTH could face a title decider at home to Bingley Congs on Saturday, September 11.

The Brontelanders have climbed into second place in Division One of the Craven League and are only three points behind leaders Congs with two matches left.

Next weekend, Congs are at Sutton, who are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table, while Haworth are at unpredictable Haworth Road Meths.

Haworth wasted little time in disposing of Ingrow in a derby at Hainworth Lane, dismissing the hosts for 63 as Ollie Bishop (4-16) and Jacob Hudson (5-28) enjoyed themselves.

Haworth then knocked the runs off in just 13.2 overs, with James Roper (44) leading the way.

Meanwhile, Oakworth’s victory at home to Cowling dropped the South Craven side to third in the table on 39 points.

The hosts won the toss and made 176-9, with James Powell (45) and Harry Hollingsworth (56) putting on 93 for the third wicket. Zahid Hussain (5-45) dismissed them both.

Cowling got off to a great start with an opening stand of 68, and Naqi Hassan weighed in with 37 down the order, but the bowling of Tom Fothergill (5-41) just gave Oakworth the edge as the visitors were dismissed for 154.

Sutton had a notable victory at home to Meths to give them every chance of climbing out of a relegation berth.

The home side won the toss and made 157-6, with Sam Solley top scoring with an impressive 63.

Only four Meths players then made double figures as they collapsed from 70-4 to 88 all out with Solley taking 4-6 to complete a fine individual afternoon.

Sutton are now only a point behind third-from-bottom Ingrow.

Denholme have been promoted from Division Two, along with leaders Gargrave, after the weekend's results.

Denholme restricted hosts Skipton CI to 149-9, chiefly thanks to Phil Poole Jnr’s 5-18, and then knocked the runs off for the loss of just two wickets in 28.3 overs.

Toby Priestley, who is having a summer for the ages, was left stranded on 99 not out.

The reason that Denholme clinched promotion with two weekends left was that third-placed Bradley lost by 63 runs at Airedale, who made 177-4 after choosing to bat.

Keeper and skipper Alec Pue (38) and Mathew Cox (37) put on 62 for the second wicket in that total, but Junaid Ashraf (43) and Toby Meynell (24) then had Bradley sitting pretty at 70-2 in reply.

Scott Ritchie (4-45) and Saqib Javaid (4-17) soon got their claws into the batting though and the last eight wickets fell for just 44 runs.

Bradley could even lose third place to Silsden, who are four points adrift of them.

Silsden, at home to Eldwick & Gilstead, saw wicket-keeper Ben Sugden make 96 after they were sent in.

He cracked 18 fours in his 123-ball stay, helping his side up to a challenging total of 198-6.

Lewis Middleton then took 4-29 as the visitors were all out for 159.

Long Lee climbed two places to seventh after a five-wicket victory at already-relegated Bingley Congs II, who were dismissed for 104, having been 87-3 after winning the toss.

Stephen Butterfield (3-14) and Shahbaz Ahmed (3-13) were their chef scourges, and skipper and keeper Mark Day (37) then helped Long Lee home.

Cononley, who have only won one league game all season, could only make 53 at home to Gargrave after winning the toss, and Andrew Starkey scored 24 of those as they recovered from 19-6.

Gargrave then won by 10 wickets in a mere 11.3 overs.

Riddlesden, already champions of Division Three, triumphed by five wickets at home to Oakworth II, who were bowled out for 153, despite Bilaal Khan (47) and Matty Lee (33) adding 59 for the second wicket.

Mohammed Zulfiqar (3-30) had the best figures for Riddlesden, who were then indebted to Mohammed Kamran (64) and Bilal Bashir (39no) as they passed the winning post halfway through the 30th over.

Glusburn are second, nine points behind, after an easy win at home to Wilsden II, who were rolled over for 122 after winning the toss.

The wickets were shared for Glusburn, but that was not true of their runs as skipper Matthew Lloyd hit 79 not out, including 12 fours and a six, in 64 balls as they won by eight wickets in the 25th over.

Haworth II gained a concession from Sutton II, while 10-man Cowling II lost by 16 runs to Thornton-in-Craven.

Denholme II, relegated alongside Sutton II, were on the wrong end of Hepworth & Idle’s II batsmen, who made 234-5, with Adam Vaux (3-41) the sole shining light with the ball for the hosts.

Chris Dennison (46) was much the same with the bat as hosts Denholme were castled for 123.

In Division Four, joint leaders Skipton CI II and Long Lee II are in the box seat, as chasers Gargrave II and Ingrow II both have a free week coming up.

However, Long Lee could have made life easier for themselves had they not lost to Keighley III by six wickets after being skittled for 74 at Golden View.

The Keighley wickets were shared between Tahir Mehmood (3-27), club chairman Paul Barker (3-2), Raheem Hussain (2-19) and Cian Cryer (2-21).

Sheryyar Hussain then set Keighley on the road to victory by scoring 33.

Oakworth III fared no better at home to CI II, being dismissed for 75, with No.11 David Picton (13no) top-scoring.

CI then won by eight wickets in the 23rd over.

Ingrow II gained a concession from Airedale II, while Glusburn II conceded to Hepworth & Idle III.