WITH only three games left in the Mewies Solicitors Craven & District League season all but one of the champions/promotion places have yet to be sorted out.

Division One leaders Crossflatts saw off the challenge of third-placed Bingley Congs in fine style at Rhysworth Park.

Crossflatts plundered 260-8 in their 45 overs with Bright Njanji (80), skipper Joe Greenwood (60no) and Josh Brooksbank (44) all in fine fettle. Neil Copping (2-27) was the best of six bowlers tried.

Congs were knocked over for 136 in reply with David Tarren (32) top scoring as Njanji still had energy to take 6-35.

The only side who can stop the leaders are Haworth Road.

It will be a tall order as they are five points behind after seeing off Haworth in a low scoring game at Baildon Bottom.

Haworth Road went first and were restricted to 97 with Mansha Khan (28) top scoring as Stuart Jackson claimed 6-31. Haworth were then hustled out for 40 with only Damian Rowell (25) getting into double figures and Zahir Abbas (6-11) continuing his fine form with the ball.

Over at Barrowford, Denholme collapsed to 29-7 before Adie Shires (36) and Tim Shires (9) put on 48 for the eighth wicket to get them to 83-9.

Barrowford also struggled to accumulate runs and lost eight wickets reaching their target. Aziz Iqbal (23) top scored as Toby Priestley (3-28) was the best bowler.

Bottom side Embsay entertained Ingrow and beat them by five wickets to garner three welcome points which lifts them out of the relegation places. But it is tight at the bottom with just two points separating four clubs.

Ingrow struggled to 89 all out with Jake Hoyle making 26 as Jack Kitching (4-19) and Ben Davey (3-22) did the damage with the ball.

Embsay soon found themselves 19-3 but pulled themselves together to reach the winning post. Morgan Davies (34) was the top scorer.

Foulridge drop into the relegation spots after a 50-run defeat at home to Cowling.

Cowling were restricted to 120 with Laiq Ur Rehman making 35 as Chris Brooker Carey took 5-21. The latter then top scored with 22 as the Noyna side were dismissed for 70, with Josh Gill (4-31) and Liam Foulkes (3-15) doing most of the damage.

Sutton entertained Oakworth and went down by eight wickets to land themselves at the bottom of the pack.

Sutton went first and were 128-7 before finishing on 128 all out. Craig Thornton made 45 as Richard Cavendar took 3-17 to extinguish the tail. Oakworth romped home led by skipper Joel Gallagher (53no).

In Division Two, Hepworth & Idle make a speedy return to the top flight after a comprehensive victory over Barrowford II.

Tom Hawksworth (70) and Chris Mitchell (26) helped Hepworth to 211-9 in their overs as Abdul Sitar (3-44) and Vic Sunil (3-46) faired best with the ball.

In the Barrowford reply of 123 all out, Tajmal Hussain made 53 as four bowlers had two wickets each.

They could be denied the championship by Wilsden, who are poised ready to pounce just three points behind.

Wilsden entertained Gargrave and thanks to a splendid 109no by number eight Hasnat Bukhari and 64 from Chris Longley, made 229 as Stuart Weatherill claimed 4-20 and Will Smith 3-48. The visitors slumped to 84 all out with Longley (3-19) and Ben Mitchell (3-25) in the wickets.

Bottom side Airedale gave themselves a chance of avoiding relegation after beating third-from-bottom Haworth Road II by nine wickets at Bradford Road.

Only Charlie Hainsworth (31) offered much resistance as the Baildon Bottom side perished for 81.

At one point they were 72-4 before losing their last six wickets for just nine runs.

Skipper Chris Gill (5-17) and Scott Ritchie (3-6) took the bowling honours. David Henson (38no) and Alec Pue (36) put on 70 for the first wicket.

Bradford & Bingley III transferred their match to Glusburn and recovered from 28-6 thanks to Adam Swallow whose 77 included seven fours and six sixes to reach 120 as Charlotte Boulton took 5-37.

Crossflatts II were struggling at 40-6 before Michael Bailey (55) helped them to the spoils by two wickets.