TWO Keighley batters scored centuries to help their teams to victory in Division Two of the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

Former skipper Alec Pue scored 114 for Airedale at Long Lee, while current Ingrow captain Ben Weatherall hit an unbeaten 117 at home to Hepworth & Idle II.

Pue’s innings of 123 balls contained 11 fours and seven sixes and helped Airedale to 201-8 after they had won the toss, Jan Haider (34) playing a minor role in an opening stand of 157.

However, the fall of the first wicket triggered a collapse to 171-6, with Tom Butterfield taking 3-62.

Craig Pullen more than did his bit as an opener for Long Lee, scoring 62 off 87 balls, including nine fours, but no-one else topped 20 as Saqib Javaid (4-23) and Mohammed Qadeer Hanif (3-36) helped to dismiss the hosts for 136.

Ingrow won the toss and made 225, with Weatherall’s innings lasting 103 balls and containing 15 fours and two sixes, the innings being boosted from 81-6 by the last four wickets adding 144.

The Westfield Laners’ second strings replied with 184, with Atif Malik taking 4-36 and Tobias Hartley 4-33 to give Ingrow their first league win.

They are now third from bottom on 32 points and Airedale are second on 60 points, but Silsden, who beat Bradford & Bingley III by 102 runs, continue to lead the way.

After winning the toss, the Cobbydalers scored 268-4, with captain Jack Roberts leading from the front with 73, which contained 13 fours.

However, Robert Jones bettered that with 94, which included 15 fours and a six off 76 balls, and they put on 92 for the third wicket, Jones then adding 67 for the fourth with Tom Greenwood (19), Johnny Atherton weighing in with 35 not out.

Joe Sugden’s 7-43 then helped to dismiss Bingley for 166.

Skipton CI are fourth after winning their derby with Glusburn by 69 runs.

Choosing to bat, CI made 194, recovering from 72-6 after Irfan Khaliq (4-26) had made a mess of the top order.

Only skipper Steve Brown (48) really featured with the bat after tea as Glusburn were toppled, losing three wickets at 95 and the final two at 125.

Thornton-in-Craven won a similar clash at home to Bradley by 73 runs.

The border men made 176-8 as Zafar Iqbal took 3-33 and Akeel Rashid 3-44.

David Wolfe (5-13) then proved deadly as Bradley were back in the pavilion for 103, 41 of which came from Rashid.

Cowling seem determined to make up for just missing out on the Division One title two years ago.

They currently lead the table by 21 points, having played four matches, although second-placed Riddlesden have played a game less.

Cowling won the toss at Wilsden and made a decent enough 198-9, with skipper Martyn Dalby (41) adding 69 for the third wicket with Daud Khan (52no), Darab Khan chipping in with 21.

Wilsden looked out of it at 70-6 but successive stands of 47, 30 and 27 took them close before they were dismissed for 180, with Dalby bagging 5-33 and Zahid Hussain 3-38.

Riddlesden chose to bat at Hepworth & Idle and made 196, Saqib Hussain (61), who hit nine fours and two sixes, doubling their score with a stand of 79 for the sixth wicket with Muhammad Gulnawaz (15).

Earlier Hamza Arif had made 42 and Junaid Mehmood 24, putting on 59 for the third wicket.

Then Mohammed Zulfiqar (3-25) and Arif (3-73) got among the wickets as the Westfield Laners totalled 178, having been 101-7.

Haworth are third, with Tom Rowell, who turns 16 next month, becoming an increasingly important figure.

He took 3-29, with his uncle Damian Rowell taking 3-21 as visitors Haworth Road Meths were dismissed for 120 after winning the toss.

Pete Gower then scored 63 not out, including 10 fours, as Haworth won by five wickets in the 37th over.

Denholme and Sutton are level on 23 points, but Denholme have only played three matches compared to Sutton’s four.

Denholme lost the toss at Grange Road and saw Eldwick & Gilstead rack up 236-8, with Richard Taylor taking 4-58 and Hussnain Ali 3-22.

Visiting captain Adam Taylor then scored 33 but lacked support as they were castled for 108.

Gargrave notched their first league win of the season, chasing down 172 at Sutton, who, sent in, again had to rely on David Snowden (65), Tony Walton making 41 at No 7 and adding 59 with his skipper.

The latter hit 50 in boundaries (11 fours and a six) but Gargrave won by four wickets in the 34th over.

Cononley are still making life look easy in Division Three, leading the way alongside new boys Bowling Baptist on 75 points.

Herbie Starkey (4-4) and Tom Feather (3-16) made Haworth II regret winning the toss at Cononley Sports Ground as they were dismissed for 65, collapsing from 40-2 to 50-8 after Danny Spencer (13) was the only man to reach double figures.

Cononley only took until the 19th over to pass that, despite losing four wickets, with Andrew Starkey scoring 29.

Keighley III’s batting failed at Sandy Lane, being dismissed for 78 by Bingley Congs III, who came up with them at the end of last season.

Congs had earlier won the toss and made 225-9, Matt Mounsey taking 4-64 and Rahim Hussain 3-42.

Then only Abid Hussain (22) and Shehryar Hussain (20) featured with the bat after tea.

Cowling II dismissed visitors Wilsden II for 73 after they had opted to bat.

Junaid Majid (3-23) and Sajid Shafait (4-18) got among the wickets, and then Majid hit an unbeaten 28 in a six-wicket triumph.

Silsden’s second XI were also in the runs and also head a table – in this case Division Four. They opted to bat and racked up 231-3 at Bradley II, the highlight of which was a century for Tom Berry, whose unbeaten 102 contained 10 fours and seven sixes from just 65 balls.

James Nelson scored 33 and opener Hugh Sugden 45 not out, adding 164 unbroken with Berry.

Bradley, who only had 10 men, made a spirited reply of 181, Umar Ali (37), Awais Azeem (34) and No 10 Jack Andrews (38no) getting in the runs as Bilal Mahmood took 4-42 and Tom Snowden 3-20.

Sutton II are second after an easy win at Airedale II, with the Middletons (Ben and Jack) taking wickets.

Jack, who is 14, bagged 3-30 and 16-year-old Ben 4-8 as Airedale were dismissed for 114, of which John Pollard scored 48 after both openers had made ducks.

Sutton skipper Craig Thornton then scored 45 and Jack Middleton 29 in a 64-run stand for the first wicket, Sutton eventually winning by eight wickets, with Stuart Tillotson 19 not out.

Glusburn II had a walkover against Long Lee II and Bowling Baptist II likewise against Denholme II.