COWLING secured a commanding seven-wicket victory over Denholme in Groups C and D of the John Wynn Cup.

It was Cowling’s third win in four games in the competition, which leaves them on nine points, three behind table-toppers Gargrave.

In Saturday’s cup clash, Denholme won the toss and elected to bat first and were skittled out for 197 from 37.5 overs.

Middle order batsman Paul Armitage top scored for Denholme with 74 from 52 balls.

The best Keighley bowlers were Martyn Dalby, Connor Brown and Hamid Ullah who took one wicket apiece. Irfan Ishaq and Laiq Ur Rehman took a wicket each.

In reply, Cowling cruised to victory as they reached 199-3 in 29.3 overs.

Danish Hameed was the star with the bat, finishing unbeaten on 62. Laiq Ur Rehman also ended his side’s innings unbeaten on 93.

Meanwhile, Silsden are third-from-bottom in the Groups C and D of the John Wynn Cup table after their third loss from four of the competition.

Silsden won the toss and elected to bat first. This decision backfired as they were skittled out for just 89 in 23.1 overs.

Top scorer was Robert Jones on 23 as Iklaq Ahmed tore through the Silsden batting order, finishing with figures of 3-19.

In reply, it took their opponents Bradley just 20.5 overs to surpass their target as they scored 90-2. Mohammad Qadeer finished on an unbeaten 40 and Silsden’s Tom Snowden took 2-28.

Meanwhile, in John Wynn Cup Groups A and B, Haworth fell to a 55-run loss to Haworth Road Methodists.

Batting first, Haworth Road Methodists scored 192-8 from 40 overs.

Wicketkeeper Fahim Khan top scored with 58 from 66 balls and was caught and bowled by Harry Reynoldson. Gother Ayoub scored 40 from 34 balls.

Jamie Rowell was the top bowler for Haworth, finishing with figures of 3-27 from his eight-over spell. Reynoldson finished on 2-12 from his three overs. Thomas Rowell and Charlie Jackson took a wicket apiece.

In reply, Haworth were dismissed for 137 from 35 overs.

Opener Thomas Rowell top scored with 44, which included four fours. Charlie Jackson was the next top scorer with 21.

Deepal Dissanayake was the most productive bowler for Haworth Road Methodists as he finished with figures of 3-18 from eight overs.

The defeat sees Haworth in sixth place in the table on six points after the first four games of the competition.

In the same division of the competition, third-placed Long Lee (261 all out) grabbed a 51-run victory over Riddlesden (210 all out).