SCORING over 200 is decent form on any given Saturday, but it is even more noteworthy after a week when there has been much more rain than sun.

Haworth were the side to break that landmark in Division One of the Craven League.

Their innings may have had a soft middle at Wilsden but the top and bottom of their 40 overs more than made up for it, with opener James Roper scoring 66, No.7 Harry Reynoldson (48 not out) and No.8 and skipper Damian Rowell (39) in their 224-7.

Wilsden never threatened that but were also indebted to a seventh-wicket stand – this time unbroken between Sam Mitchell (55no) and Doug Richardson (24no) as they finished on 128-6, with Jamie Rowell (2-15) and Roper (2-24) among the wickets.

Cowling are up to fifth after winning a tense encounter at home to Barrowford.

After being put in, Barrowford scored 189-9, led by wicket-keeper Aziz Iqbal’s 73 as Hamid Ullah took 3-42.

Cowling paced their reply to a nicety, winning by four wickets with nine balls to spare, being steered to victory by Zahid Hussain’s unbeaten 92 after five early wickets had fallen.

He was backed up by Yasser Chatta (20) and Wasim Hussain (26no).

The matches between Ingrow and Embsay, who are joint second, and the top-of-the-table clash between Oakworth and Bingley Congs were victims of the elements.

In Division Two, Silsden have climbed out of the relegation places with their first victory of the season.

Wicket-keeper Ben Sugden (47) scored almost half of Silsden’s 110-9 at Skipton CI.

But Silsden had more than enough runs as it happened, with Will Pullen (5-18) and Joshua Waind (5-9) bowling unchanged as CI were rolled over for 33 in just 18.1 overs.

There was no play at Airedale, Bradley, where Denholme were visitors, and Cononley, who were facing Long Lee.

Captains were to the fore with the bat in the Division Three match at Glusburn.

Teenagers Charlie Raby (25) and Bilaal Khan (16) made Oakworth II’s decision to bat look sound with an opening stand of 51, but they needed a 50 partnership between Matty Lee (26) and skipper Michael Scarborough (59no), whose runs came in 54 balls and included nine fours and a six, to post a score of 156-6.

Glusburn opener Matty Lloyd, not to be outdone by opposite number Scarborough, then made 60 in a slightly more sedate 74 balls, containing seven fours and a six.

Iain Beattie (15) helped him put on 70 for the first wicket but only Zaheer Abbas (22) chipped in to any degree after that as Glusburn finished on 141-6, with under-16 Raby taking 2-22.

Oakworth II are second with 11 points, a point behind Embsay II, with Riddlesden fourth on nine.

The matches at Denholme II, Embsay II (where Cowling II were visitors), Riddlesden and Sutton II were rained off.

Bradley are up to fifth in Division Four after a simple win at Cambing over Hepworth & Idle III.

The third-teamers were back in the pavilion for 61 as the Meynells cashed in, with under-17 Toby taking 4-6 and under-15 Henry 4-17.

Bradley, whose top four are all under-17, then won by six wickets, with Mark Nelson top-scoring with 19.

Long Lee are third after a 21-run triumph over visitors Airedale II.

Steve Tempest (25), Tom Gill (24) and Phillip Atkinson (27) made decent contributions to Long Lee’s 144-9, with Mohammed Ali Raja (5-42) and James Crossley (3-22) among the wickets.

Jake Wilkinson’s 44 was easily the top score of the match but the No.6 could only rely on opener Jan Haider (20) and wicket-keeper Stephen Bond (25) as Airedale finished on 123-9, James Fulwood bagging 4-27.