OAKWORTH survived a wobble to maintain their unbeaten record in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

They only needed 61 for victory at home to Haworth in Covid Group B but had to recover from 12-4 to triumph in a low-scoring game.

The visitors, who were 40-3, could not cope with the off-spin of Tom Fothergill (6-10), as only Stuart Jackson (20) made double figures.

But despite that awful start to their chase, which saw Damian Rowell pick up three wickets for Haworth, James Powell (29no) and skipper Rob Hollingsworth (20no) saw Oakworth home without further alarm.

It was 14-year-old Yorkshire age-group squad member Powell's debut and he mixed attack and defence neatly, hitting six fours.

Meanwhile, Crossflatts lost their unbeaten record, going down by seven wickets at Bingley Congs.

Only the top four of skipper Dom Bennett (34), Joe Hicks (31), keeper James Roper (23) and Harris Hussain (15) made double figures in Crossflatts' 135, as Neil Copping (3-38) and Steve Broughton (2-37) shone with the ball.

Then it was over to opener George Hicks for Congs, whose 76 not out, including 10 fours and two sixes, guided the hosts to victory.

The elder brother of Joe Hicks added 62 for the second wicket with Chris Dibb (23).

The main excitement of the day happened at Ryshworth Park in Group D.

Hosts Crossflatts II had the player of the match in opener Vijay Amirtharaj (42 and 3-15) but he still ended up on the losing side against Hepworth & Idle II.

Only keeper Joe Taylor, who made 13 not out at No 8, also reached double figures for Flatts, who were bowled out for 73 by Harvey Matthews (3-11), Harry Pinkney (3-15), Nathan Allatt (2-15) and Owen Price (2-32).

Hepworth & Idle also only had two players in double figures - opener Mark Davies (12) and Price (12no), but the latter crucially added 17 for the last wicket with Pinkney (3no) as the Westfield Laners squeezed home, despite the best efforts of Haseeb Basit (3-14), Amirtharaj and Josh Addy (2-19).

Long Lee faced a similar target at Riddlesden, but, given a solid start by openers Ben Pennington and Mohammed Ishtiaq (25 each), won easily by six wickets.

Opener Mohammed Qadeer (20) was the mainstay of Riddlesden's 78 as Ahsan Rizwan (4-15), Shahbaz Ahmed (2-22) and Ishtiaq (2-3) cashed in.

Ahmed then saw Long Lee home with 13 not out to foil Mohammed Kamran (2-17) and his colleagues.

Cononley were indebted to Harry Parker as they defeated visitors Bradley by four wickets in a low-scoring match in Group E.

Parker took 2-22, backing up Herbie Starkey (6-23) and Anthony Haigh (2-14) well after Bradley, who won the toss, were skittled for 65 at Cononley Sports Club in Group E.

Only three Bradley batsmen made double figures - Toby Meynell (18), Ibrar Ali (11) and No 10 Wayne Grant (15) in the 27 overs that their innings lasted.

However, Cononley found things little easier after tea and four of their first five made ducks, before opener David Turner (21) and No 6 Parker (37) almost took the hosts to the line in a four-wicket victory.

John Duffey (3-18) had caused the early worries by dismissing three of the top four.

Keighley III could only field nine players in Group F at Denholme II and were hustled out for 42 in 27.3 overs, with only No 8 Rahim Hussain (15) troubling the scorers to any degree against Neil Spencer (3-8) and Chris Foster (2-7).

Captain and keeper Chris Dennison and Foster both made 17 not out in the reply of only 7.4 overs in a short afternoon, with Denholme winning by nine wickets.

Keighley III fared better the following day at Glusburn I in a re-arranged match and had made 28-0 in six overs when rain stopped play, with Harry Barker 14 not out and keeper Abid Hussain 12 not out.

Rain ruined an interesting clash in Group G, with Cowling's pursuit of 172 for victory being halted at 81-2 after just 11.4 overs.

Caspar Bean batted throughout the 35 overs for Embsay in their 171-2, and was partnered by Tom Bailey (51), junior Harry Bayliff (26) and Dom Kay (15no) in an innings where no-one failed.

Cowling lost Steve Dalby early but were then in the box seat thanks to skipper Yasser Chatta (26no), Martyn Dalby (22no) and opener Azeem Hussain (20).

There was no play at Skipton CI II, where Oakworth II were the visitors in Group G, nor at Park Field in the same group where Glusburn II hosted Skipton CI II, while in Group F Oakworth III conceded to Glusburn I.