CROSSFLATTS nearly pipped Embsay in a low-scoring thriller away from home in Division One of the Mewies Craven Cricket League but they eventually lost by just one wicket.

The visitors were skittled for 121 despite Wasim Hussain hitting 43, but Embsay only snuck home thanks to a final wicket partnership of 12. Joe Greenwood (3-32) and Tahir Mehmood (3-37) nearly seeing Crossflatts to a stunning victory.

Bingley Congs are level on points with leaders Barrowford but with an inferior run rate. Ben Hemsley (5-29) helped dismiss opponents Ingrow for 103 before Neil Copping (63) led the successful run chase.

Haworth Road are third, four points adrift. They visited Wilsden and rattled up 262-8 led by Chris Griggs (94). The hosts could only reply with 146. Glenn Stableford (51) top scored as Zahir Abbas claimed 5-25.

Oakworth are a further point behind after a nervy home victory over Sutton. Dave Snowden scored 68 for the visitors but Joe Copperwaite (5-32) kept them in check. The hosts scrambled home by two wickets thanks to Drew Duffy's 37.

In-form Denholme beat Haworth by seven wickets after restricting their opponents to 118 due to Ryan Judson’s 6-26, which took him to 52 wickets for the season. Skipper Richard Taylor (67 not out) saw his side comfortably to the points.

Andrew Starkey claimed 5-44 for visitors Cononley at Division Two leaders Foulridge. The hosts still managed to post 262 and that was far too good for their opponents, who could only reply with 97.

Cowling posted 202-6, with Mark Adams (45no) and Josh Gill (38no) putting on 84 for the seventh wicket. Long Lee could only reply with 159, led by Craig Pullen (52), as Sajid Shafait (3-12) and Gill (3-28) earned the bowling plaudits.

Airedale were narrow one-wicket winners over Glusburn at Bradford Road. The visitors mustered 152-7, with Pete Schofield (40) in the runs, as Chris Gill took 4-38.

The home side’s David Henson was leading them to victory, but he fell for 68 to leave his side still 17 runs short of their target. Another wicket fell before the last pair secured the points at the last.