AFTER a difficult winter in which they shelved their second team and a tough spring in which they lost their first three matches, Haworth Road Meths are finally getting some reward.

With one league win under their belt, which has taken them out of the Division One relegation places in the Craven League, they are through to the quarter-finals of the Wynn Cup, aided by a first-team club record.

Paul Rodwell (110) and Charlie Hainsworth (109) put on 220 for the first wicket after they won the toss and batted at home to Sutton in the Craven League’s blue-riband competition.

The pair almost batted the whole duration of 40 overs, and Meths ended up on 229-3, with James McDonald (2-40) dismissing both openers.

Sutton never threatened after tea, ending on 135-9 with number nine Joshua Whiteoak (26 not out) boosting the score after George Elrick had made 45.

Narinder Gata-Aura (3-26) had the best figures for Meths.

Playing a cup game on a Sunday might not be the best guide to league form, but promotion-seeking Gargrave will hope to do better if they play in the top flight next season.

For starters, they only had 10 men at Hepworth & Idle, who made 157-7 after winning the toss at Westfield Lane.

Jonny Thompson (46) and under-17 Harvey Matthews (37) added 49 for the third wicket as George Beckwith (2-25) Will Storr (2-34) and captain Will Smith (2-37) got among the batsmen.

Smith then top-scored with 20 as the visitors were castled for 78, with Thompson taking 3-9 and Mark Harland 3-12.

Sides batting first in general did not set big enough targets, with Wilsden only making 146-7 at Barrowford, as Peter Longley scored 46.

Aziz Iqbal (85no) then ensured there were no alarms for the Lancastrians with Wilsden's Sam Mitchell taking 2-53.

It was a similar story at Cononley, who made 146 at home to Embsay after winning the toss and batting.

Home skipper Nathan Parker (81) was outstanding, but Haroon Ali (5-25) cut through their ranks.

Mohsin Saghir (42) led the Embsay reply, helping them to a four-wicket win despite Lewie Fitton taking 3-52.

That match pattern was repeated at Denholme, who also chose to bat and made 142, with the main contributor being Ben Burkhill (44).

Leg-spinner Jack Davison was in the wickets again for Oakworth, taking 4-24.

The visitors were seen to a five-wicket win by skipper Rob Hollingsworth (31no) after teenager Bradley Powell had scored 51 in just 49 balls.

Jamie Rowell’s 64 not out ensured that there were no worries for Haworth in their four-wicket victory at Foulridge, who won the toss and made 133.

There were two walkovers, with Long Lee conceding against Bingley Congs and Skipton CI conceding against Silsden, who are the only side in the quarter finals from outside the top flight.