HAWORTH punctured the only unbeaten record in Division One of the Craven League in spectacular fashion.

Bingley Congs won the toss and opted to bat but they were all back up the Beckfoot Lane slope inside 27 overs after being dismissed for 85.

Skipper Neil Copping (39) did his best for the hosts but few others contributed meaningfully as Jamie Rowell took 3-17, his brother Damian 3-27 and Neil Rollins 3-6.

Third-placed Haworth then knocked off the runs without loss in the 19th over, with Jamie Rowell 41 not out and James Roper 38 not out.

Cowling, who beat Wilsden by nine wickets, are now only a point behind the leaders.

Wilsden’s decision to bat backfired when they could only score 108 at Keighley Road as Naqi Hussain bagged 3-11 and Jalal Khan 2-10.

Then Cowling opener Wasim Hussain finished on 50 not out after 19.3 overs, with Mohammed Shah Usman 22 not out, skipper Martyn Dalby having earlier made 26.

Oakworth, who are fourth, cracked 329-5 at home to whipping boys Foulridge, with four players recording half-centuries.

Joel Gallagher (71) and Bradley Powell (70) put on 117 for openers, with Harry Hollingsworth chipping in with a superb 85.

Hollingsworth (3-21) and Gallagher (2-2) then completed fine matches as Foulridge were dismissed for 127.

Sutton, just outside the relegation places, were beaten by 73 runs at Barrowford.

The home side made 238-4, and Sutton could only reply with 165-8 after John French made 43 and Craig Thornton 30 not out.

A place below them, in second from bottom, are Ingrow, who lost by eight wickets to fellow strugglers Haworth Road Meths.

Ingrow only made 125 after winning the toss, and that was after Joe Hoyle (30) and Shahid Ajmal (21) had given them a good start.

No.8 Tobias Hartley then weighed in with a vital 49 but Meths were relatively untroubled in reaching their target in the 25th over.

Toby Priestley surely gathered more votes for the Division Two player of the season when he hit his third century of the campaign for Denholme.

His 78-ball 136, which included an incredible 10 sixes and 14 fours, spearheaded his team’s score of 265-7 at home to fellow unbeaten team Gargrave.

It was his highest score of the campaign so far, and Priestley added 156 for the third wicket with Ben Burkill (47).

Gargrave’s openers put on 80 but they fell away to 153 all out to suffer their first defeat as Burkill took 4-50.

Second-placed Denholme are now only two points behind Gargrave, with Bradley third after also racking up the runs.

They finished on 275-9 at home to toothless Bingley Congs II, with Junaid Ashraf hitting 97 and under-17 Toby Meynell 85 not out.

Ashraf smacked 17 fours and three sixes in his 84-ball stay, while Meynell hit 13 fours and two sixes in a 61-ball knock, with the duo adding 99 for the third wicket.

Congs’ second strings were then toppled for 90, with Meynell taking 3-25 and Vince Grant 3-20.

Airedale were just as ruthless in winning by seven wickets at home to Barrowford II.

The Lancastrians were castled for 66, with Scott Ritchie bagging 4-11.

David Henson then scored 22 in Airedale’s reply, which lasted 28.4 overs.

They have drawn level with Long Lee on 18 points after the latter lost by 31 runs at home to Skipton CI.

Facing a total of 222-6, Long Lee could only reply with 191-8, with skipper Mark Day making a defiant 71 not out.

Silsden notched an important victory over Bradford & Bingley III at Greenwood Park to pull themselves further away from the relegation spots.

The visitors were sent in and made a respectable 153-8, with Mohsan Gulbhar (46) top scoring.

Their hosts were then skittled for 75, with Joshua Waind returning the remarkable analysis of 5-7 off 10 overs.

Cononley have reached the halfway stage of the season without notching a win.

Their latest defeat came against Eldwick & Gilstead, who scored 116, despite Lewie Fitton taking 3-28.

Only Harry Parker (30) and Scott Brook (17) then made double figures in the reply of 72.

You have to feel for Adrian Shires, who played the day’s dominant innings yet still finished on the losing side.

He hit 174 for Denholme II in their Division Three derby at Haworth II, hitting a staggering 20 sixes and 10 fours out of the visitors’ 240-9, in which Stuart Jackson took 4-28.

Skipper Jackson then scored 81 as Haworth won by one wicket with three balls left, adding 79 for the fifth wicket with loanee Paul Stephens (44).

It still needed a last-wicket stand of 11 between Ryan Downing (11no) and Matt Wooding (1no) to get Haworth over the line.

Denholme II thus stay in a relegation berth, but they are still well ahead of winless Sutton II, who lost by seven wickets at home to Glusburn I.

Sutton won the toss and batted, making 147 thanks largely to captain Robert Tedder (50no).

James Tillotson bagged 3-24 and Tamoor Munir 3-50, and Glusburn then reached their target with ease, with Zaheer Abbas (44no) and keeper Pete Schofield (42no) adding 85 unbroken.

Riddlesden, still looking good for promotion, won a tough encounter at Thornton-in-Craven, making 212-7 after winning the toss and batting.

Opener Mohammed Kamran scored 48 but the impetus came from an unbroken partnership of 62 between Ehsa Khan (60no) and Mohammed Zulfiqar (45no).

The latter then took 4-26 as the home side were restricted to 172.

Another close match was at Wilsden II, who scored 164-7, with Danyal Mahmood taking 4-29, before Cowling II replied with 135, as opener Qamar Zaman top scored with 53.

Much like Bingley Congs in Division One, Long Lee II imploded to lose their unbeaten record in Division Four.

Hosts Skipton CI II made 175-7 after winning the toss, with Daniel Kernan taking 3-32.

Then Frazer Atkinson (12) was the only visitor to reach double figures in Long Lee’s 42 all out.

Glusburn II made 171-7 after opting to bat but Airedale II breezed past that score in just the 29th over for the loss of two wickets.

Simon Frost (35) and Mark Johnston (39) helped hosts Glusburn get off to a decent start, but they stumbled thereafter, with Saqib Javaid being the best Airedale bowler with 2-23.

Tim Crossley (68no) and Nazam Hanif (40no) then saw Airedale home after opener Jan Haider (42) had put on 76 for the second wicket with Crossley.

Sultan Khan did well to take 3-78 as Gargrave II racked up 268-6 at home to Oakworth III, who were toppled for 78, Louis Stephens top-scoring with 21.

Keighley III were granted a walkover by Bradley II.