OPENER Jamie Rowell made an incredible 105 not out for Haworth at home to Crossflatts in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League - and still didn't end up on the winning side.

Rowell, who hit six fours and eight sixes in his blast in the Covid Regional Competition match, admitted: "I decided I had to go for it when I had made about 50 - enough was enough.

"It is right up there in terms of my best innings but I was dropped when I was in my thirties or forties."

Rowell made an astonishing 82 per cent of his side's runs in the Group B Covid Regional Competition game, with the next highest scorer in their 128-7 being Nick Trowers with eight at No 7, as numbers three to six all made ducks - Dan Trowers, Jacob Stephens, skipper Damian Rowell and Danny Spencer.

Haworth were 42-5 at one stage before Jamie Rowell added 63 with Nick Trowers.

Jim O'Hara (3-14), Mayank Singh (2-22) and Wasim Hussain (2-34) were in the wickets for Flatts, who slumped to 44-6 in reply.

Keeper Nathan Bradbury (36, including two fours and four sixes) and Hussain, whose 36 contained six fours and a six, added 53 for the seventh wicket but they still needed a last-wicket stand of 15 between Alex Bradbury (6no) and Singh (8) to reach parity, before the latter was run out to ensure a thrilling tie.

Damian Rowell took 4-11, Jamie Rowell 2-20 and Neil Rollins 2-42, and Jamie Rowell concluded: "We spilled a couple of chances in the field but I am never going to blame fielders."

Oakworth were in a hurry at home to Ingrow, dismissing the visitors for just 35 a ball shy of 20 overs.

Ellis Marshall (3-7), James Lee (3-13), Jack Davison (2-3) and Harry Hollingsworth (2-12) formed a potent four-man attack for the home side and they knocked off the small target without loss in just 5.1 overs, with Bradley Powell 20 not out and keeper Lucas Keslinke 15 not out.

Opener George Hicks has settled in well at Bingley Congs, making 56 at home to Cowling to add to his 49 in the season starter at Crossflatts.

Hicks added 46 for the fourth wicket with Charlie Raistrick (13) but the former's dismissal triggered a collapse from 94-3 to 94-6 and Congs could only total 127 as Mohammed Usman Shah (3-21) and Laiq Ur Rehman (3-22) held the whip hand.

Wickets were shared in Cowling's reply of 74 as Mohammed Adil (3-6), Steve Broughton (3-29) and Jimmy Dennison (2-13) shone, with Mark Adams top-scoring with 21.

The newly-signed Jack Ryan wasted no time in making his mark for Bradley II.

Despite being the eighth bowler used, he bagged a very rare double hat-trick in his 6-6 against Skipton CI II at Sandylands in Group G.

Firstly he dismissed Matt Ryder, Rob Suter and Bruce Woodhouse and then Matt Cornish, Vaqas Nawaz and Paul Smith in his 3.1-over spell as CI went from 93-4 to 113 all out.

Not content with that stellar performance, the son of skipper David Ryan then top-scored with 34 as Bradley won by six wickets, with George Bell (26) and opener Henry Meynell (22no) also contributing.

Yasser Chatta was an even more instrumental figure for Cowling II.

Firstly the captain made an unbeaten 59 in their 186-3, backed up by Shahid Hassan (41), keeper Steve Dalby (32) and Ajmal Choudhry (31), with Hassan and Choudhry putting on 87 for the third wicket.

Chatta then took 5-24 as Gargrave II were restricted to 143-7, of which Richard Bell made 55, Simon Chapman 30 not out and Herbie Wilman 24.

Embsay II opener Caspar Bean (95) was involved in three half-century stands in their 218-6 at Park Field.

Bean, who hit 10 fours and two sixes, put on 67 for the first wicket with Arslam Hussain (32), 50 for the fifth with Harry Bayliff (24) and 64 for the sixth with Hamaad Hussain (26no).

Noman Hussain (53no) tried hard for Glusburn II but they could only reply with 158-5, openers Mark Pickles (32) and Richard Parkin (21) giving them a good start with a 51-run partnership.

In Group C, father and son Tony and Jonny Teale added 40 for the eighth wicket in Congs II's 110-8 at Airedale.

Tony Teale finished on 49 not out, with Ben Nattrass and Matty Brian next best on 11 each as the visitors struggled against Josh Coppack (3-20), Waseem Qureshi (2-13) and Scott Ritchie (2-29).

Airedale struggled even more, however, and were toppled for 69, collapsing from 64-6 to skipper Jonny Teale (3-12) and Brian (2-5), with Ben Wooler the highest scorer on 16.

Jonny Thompson was in devastating form with the ball for Hepworth & Idle at home to Denholme.

He took 7-17 as the visitors were dismissed for 128, despite 60 from Ben Burkill and 21 from Adam Taylor, who added 74 for the first wicket.

Denholme had two collapses - from 95-1 to 107-5 and 120-5 to 128 all out - but Hepworth & Idle needed those bursts as they had only made 146-7 themselves, with Thompson (29) and Joe Allatt (28) leading the way against Ryan Judson (3-34), Burkill (2-33) and Ryan Clark (2-37).

In Group D, Michael Bailey was in the runs again for Crossflatts II.

His 54 at home to Riddlesden can be added to his 70 of the season opener against Hepworth & Idle II and his latest knock guided his team to a six-wicket victory.

He was joined by Tom Greenwood (30no) in an unbroken stand of 91 for the fifth wicket after the nuggety Bryan Freimanis had made 28 and Kieran Temprell 27.

Husnain Zak had the best figures of 2-32 as Riddlesden used eight bowlers, and Crossflatts II almost matched them before tea, using seven in Riddlesden's 180-5,.

David Robinson made 55, adding 57 with fellow opener Mohammed Qadeer (26), while there were also stands of 52 between Robinson and Mohammed Zaman (34) for the third wicket and 52 unbroken between Mohammed Gulnawaz (27no) and Jamil Hussain (18no) for the sixth.

Vijay Amirtharaj (4-25) was the most deadly of the crop of Crossflatts bowlers.

You couldn't keep Shahbaz Ahmed out of the game at Golden View - mind you it helps when there is one playing for either side.

One of the stands of the day came there, where Ahsan Rizwan (74no) and Stephen Butterfield (63no) eventually made the latter glad that he had won the toss for hosts Long Lee against Bradford & Bingley III.

The home side were 99-6 before the unbroken partnership of 137, with Rizwan hitting three fours and seven sixes and Butterfield seven fours and two sixes after keeper James Fulwood (32) and Ahmed (23) had added 55 for the fourth wicket.

The other Shahbaz Ahmed was the best bowler for B&B, taking 3-42, but it is best not to dwell too much on the figures of Oliver Gokhale (0-39 off four) and Ryan Downing (0-16 off one) during the later mayhem.

Bradford & Bingley were dismissed for 99, with skipper Adam Swallow making 22 not out at No 9 as Ahmed took 3-11 and Rizwan 3-28.

Opener Chris Kimberley very much played a lone hand for Bradley in Group E, carrying his bat for 36 not out at home to Oakworth II.

However, he was the only player to make double figures as the hosts were castled for 56 as James Powell (5-14), Charlie Raby (3-12) and Joshua Kiteley (2-23) cashed in.

Oakworth II had earlier made 127-9, with Niall Saynor (32) doing well at the top of the order against Zain Naeem (4-33) and Toby Meynell (3-28).

John Beckwith must wish it was early May and there were still months of the season to run.

The Gargrave batsman already has 191 runs to his name from just two innings.

He made 112 against Cononley to add to the 79 of the first week against Thornton-in-Craven.

Beckwith, who hit nine fours and six sixes in his 77-ball knock, put on 195 for the first wicket with Tom Goodwin, who batted throughout the innings for his 93 not out, which included six fours and a six.

Gargrave ended up with 248-2, but only Cononley skipper Andrew Starkey (40) was defiant in the reply of 86 as Harry McEneaney took 3-28, Ben Howlett 2-7 and Ted Wilman 2-6.

There was an exciting clash in Group F at Keighley Road, where home side Denholme II pipped Glusburn by three runs.

Denholme's innings of 172-6 was given impetus by Sarum Qureshi, whose unbeaten 50 lasted only 30 balls and contained four fours and three sixes.

Earlier brothers Michael (47) and Chris Dennison (24) had added 61 for the third wicket, Steve Brown (3-22) taking half of the wickets to fall.

Glusburn, who had four batsmen dismissed in the 20s, were 119-7 but revived to 169, only just missing out.

Oakworth III made it a treble of wins for their club in week two with a two-wicket win over Bingley Congs III at Haworth West End, despite no-one among the hosts reaching double figures.

Tim Summers (16no) carried his bat for Congs in their 39 at their former home as David Picton (4-3), Jacob Davies (2-8) and Jake Keslinke (2-16) weighed in.

Keeper Steve Cox (9), who opened, No 3 Keslinke (9no) and No 10 Jim Staton (9no) helped Oakworth across the line from 16-7, with the latter two adding 24 unbroken.

Andrew Copping took 5-2 from nine overs but still ended up on the losing side, with skipper Simon Webster backing him with 2-14.

Darren Ellerton (2-25 and 35no) was an all-round star for Haworth II in their six-wicket victory at Royd Hill.

Hosts Sutton II were out for 94, unable to break the shackles of Jacob Hudson (4-18), Tommy Celik (2-19) and Ellerton, who then crucially partnered skipper Stuart Jackson (55).

Richard Walker (3-4) had the best figures as Sutton gave eight bowlers a twirl.