THERE may be three weeks of the season left, but Cowling and Foulridge have already been promoted from Division Two of the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

Leaders Foulridge won a low-scoring game at Gragrave by 11 runs, while second-placed Cowling

lost to Airedale by 17 runs but still went up.

Chris Gill (46) was chiefly responsible for visitors Airedale reaching 146, with opener David Henson and 'Mr Extras' each adding 26.

Ajmal Choudhry (5-30) and Shahid Hassan (4-38) got among the wickets for Cowling, who only had two players in double figures – opener William Bowden (67) and No 3 Mohammed Shah Usman (18).

Mohammed Qadeer Hanif (3-23), Gill (3-31) and Mathew Cox (2-16) helped Airedale to their narrow victory.

Bottom side Chatburn were in fine fettle as they trounced visitors Long Lee by 10 wickets.

The Golden View side were dismissed for 75, of which Craig Pullen made 31, and Matt Lancaster (38no) and Ashley Bennett (28no) took the Ribble Valley side to the points.

Cononley just managed to snatch victory by one wicket against Sandy Lane in south Craven.

The Greenwood Park side were indebted to Sayed Bilal-Hayder (42no) for getting them to 103-7 as Harry Parker (3-20) and Lewie Fitton (3-35) were among the wickets.

The home side found themselves at 94-9 but managed to creep over the line.

Cameron Knowles (45) top scored as Bilal-Hayder claimed 5-27.

Next-to-bottom Glusburn went down again – this time by six wickets at home to Eldwick & Gilstead.

The Park Field side were back in the hut for 114 and Azhar Iqbal then took all four E&G wickets to fall for 34 runs.

In Division One, Bingley Congs are in second place behind Barrowford, on run rate, after an 80- run victory over Wilsden at Beckfoot Lane.

The hosts managed 190-5, with Chris Dibb (49) and Neil Copping (35) leading the way.

Ben Hemsley (3-8) and Harry Greenhalgh (3-24) then helped castle the Windy Grove side for 110 of which Dipesh Mistry (27no) top scored.

Rob Hollingworth hit 11 fours and four sixes in an 88-ball 92 to go with Joel Gallagher's 30 as Oakworth finished on 172 at Ryshworth Park.

Mayank Singh (4-41) and Jim O'Hara (3-32) were the best bowlers for Crossflatts, who galloped home by four wickets thanks to Dom Bennett (73) and Ben Hinchcliffe (34).

Embsay struggled to 104 in 42 overs at Haworth as Stephen Bell (4-40) and Damian Rowell (3-21) were the bowling stars.

The West Lane side quickly found themselves in trouble and at one time were 30-7 before Adam Bailey (26no) helped the score reach 58 as the innings closed.

Hepworth & Idle won the battle of the relegated sides.

Ten-man Ingrow were restricted to 95, with Dan Scott (46) top scoring as Nathan Allatt (4-12) and Don Wooller (3-23) did the damage with the ball.

The Westfield Lane lads only lost two wickets in reaching their target.

Andrew Fountain (30) and 'Mr Extras' (19) helped Sutton to 129 at home to Denholme, with Ronnie Chokununga (3-12), Ryan Judson (3-12) and Sarum Qureshi (3-34) sharing the wickets. The Bradford Road side then galloped home by eight wickets, with Matt Wear (50) and Toby Priestley (43) top scoring.