KEIGHLEY III, who hadn't won since the opening day of the delayed season in mid-July in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League, have triumphed again.

On Oakworth III's first-team pitch, they restricted the home side to 112-8 on Sunday in Group F of the Covid Regional Competition, despite 52 from in-form opener Jake Keslinke, which contained six fours and three sixes.

Under-15 Akeel Umar backed up the big-hitting under-17 with 27 not out but they struggled in general against Hrithik Patel (4-28) and Mohammed Abbas (3-35).

Keighley, who had conceded the day before to Haworth II, were 32-3 in reply but were indebted to skipper Dillon Birkett (50no off 56 balls, including six fours and a six) and keeper Abid Hussain (29), who added 57 for the fourth wicket in a six-wicket victory, with opening bowler Elis Jones taking 2-22.

Andrew Copping's decision to drop from the first team to the third team is having benefits for Bingley Congs.

He top-scored with 20 in their 64 against Haworth II at Beckfoot Lane, with only wicket-keeper Chris Hemsley (12) also making double figures as Jacob Hodgson (4-13) and loanee Jacob Stephens (4-15) weighed in.

However, the visitors had only Lee Hunter (12) in double figures and fell nine runs short of victory as Copping, whose bowling is proving even more useful than his runs, took 5-9, backed up by Jonny Teale (2-14) and Yvonne Baines (2-28).

George Blackwell had an impressive game for Sutton II at Denholme II, also on Sunday.

He took 2-25 and top-scored with 29 but couldn't prevent a 58-run defeat.

Denholme II made 175-9, boosted by opener Michael Dennison (48) and Neil Spencer (45), Matthew Shaw-Burns (27) and Ryan Clark (25) in the middle order, with John French (3-38) and Richard Walker (2-26) also among the wickets.

Richard Taylor (3-8) was chiefly responsible for pegging back the visitors.

Oakworth's first team won a tight one the day before at home to Crossflatts in Group B.

The hosts made 144 but Flatts finished only three runs adrift with nine wickets down.

Denholme had a happy weekend as a club, with their first team triumphing at home to Bingley Congs II in Group C.

Congs' second strings were castled for 74, with only James Watson (21), James Farrell (14) and Dave Hemsley (12) troubling the scorers much as Ryan Clark (3-9) and Adam Vaux (2-18) got among the visitors.

Denholme only took until the 17th over to win by eight wickets, with Richard Taylor making 29, Michael Dennison 21 and Adam Taylor 20 not out.

Long Lee took a little longer to win after tea in Group D at Hepworth & Idle II, who were restricted to 122-7 after being 76-2, with skipper Michael Newell boosting that tally with 31 not out at No 7 and Garfield Allen making 24.

Shahbaz Ahmed (4-16) and Steve Butterfield (2-20) did well with the ball, and Long Lee's innings was well judged as they were victorious by six wickets in the 33rd over, led by opener Moin Ahsan (27) as Harry Pinkney took 2-29.

Riddlesden used eight bowlers but couldn't stop Bradford & Bingley totalling 138-4, with decent contributions coming from Lewis Brown (52) and Shahbaz Ahmed (36), who added 47 for the third wicket.

Riddlesden had three major players with the bat - opener David Robinson (33), Jamil Hussain (26) and No 9 Bilal Bashir (21no) - but little else and they were rolled over for 120, with the chief beneficiaries being James Dobson (4-13), Brown (2-16) and Ahmed (2-27).

Eldwick & Gilstead, chasing a target of 158, didn't worry when they were 47-3 against Crossflatts II at Ryshworth Park.

Tom Conneely (53) and Matthew Sharp (40no) almost took them over the winning line with an 84-run stand for the fourth wicket, but they won anyway by six wickets, with Deependra Rathore hitting 23.

Skipper Mark Pennington did best for Flatts, with 47 at No 7 in their 157-7, and he was supported by Josh Addy (29), with whom he put on 71 for the seventh wicket.

Andrew Stephenson (3-21), Chris Child (2-13) and James Keighley (2-21) were the stars with the ball for the twin villages.

Gargrave's batsmen may have taken most of their club's limelight so far in this truncated season.

However, their bowlers issued a 'don't forget us' plea in Group E by dismissing visitors Oakworth II for 43.

Only No 4 Ellis Marshall reached double figures, scoring 11 at No 4 as five bowlers shared the wickets equally.

George Beckwith (2-0), John Beckwith (2-3), Joe Wood (2-2), Harry McEneaney (2-14) and Ben Howlett (2-18) were the successful bowlers in an innings that still lasted almost 30 overs.

The reply was briefer, with the hosts knocking off the runs in just 10.2 overs for the loss of four wickets, Sajjad Razaq bagging an impressive 3-19.

Herbie Starkey played a captain's role for Cononley in their contest at Booth Bridge Lane.

The opener made 62 in their 150-9, hitting three fours and four sixes, with Charles Calvert backing him up with 36, although his big hitting was not quite as impressive as the scoreboard stated, which erroneously credited him with five fours and six sixes!

Joe Wolfe was the most successful Thornton-in-Craven bowler with 4-21, but they fared little better with the bat than Oakworth II, making 75, with only Mark Laycock (22), Stephen Laycock (19) and David Wolfe (10no) detaining the scorers for long.

There was a better contest in Group G at Cowling, where the home side totalled 152-6, with in-form opener Steve Dalby making 45 and Azeem Hussain and Mohammed Shah Usman 31 each as Donnacha Washington took 2-35.

Bradley II, who included seven juniors, replied with 130-6, under-16 Toby Meynell again being a shining light with 39 and under-17 Tom Eaglesfield scoring 24 not out, with the visitors being pegged back by Sajid Shafait (4-42).

Among the concessions were Sutton I (to Barrowford II in Group A), Cowling I and Ingrow I (to Haworth and Bingley Congs respectively in Group B), Bradley I (to Skipton CI I in Group E), Bingley Congs III (to Glusburn I in Group F) and Glusburn II (to Gargrave II) in Group G.