HAWORTH Road Meths, winners by only two runs the day before over Craven League Division One leaders Cowling, have tied their Wynn Cup semi-final with Barrowford at Baildon Bottom.

Meths won the toss and batted but never really got on top of the Lancastrians’ attack and were dismissed for 139 with three balls of their 40 overs left.

Opener Charlie Hainsworth made 36 but the outstanding Jahangir Babar took a season’s best 5-29.

Shuja Rashid then made 39 opening for Barrowford, but Meths looked on their way to victory until late-order defiance from Imran Akhtar (13), Arsalaan Ali (11 not out) and Abdul Mannan (19) helped Barrowford to 139, with 20 balls of their innings unused.

Andrew Maude took 5-40 for Meths.

The replay is next Sunday at Barrowford, and if it is anything as exciting and sporting as the original match it will be worth watching.

Also very watchable was the other semi-final at Haworth, where Oakworth racked up 326-6 after the home side had won the toss and opted to field.

Joel Gallagher batted throughout the 40 overs, making 138 not out, a 121-ball knock that contained 26 fours and a six.

There was nearly another centurion, but fellow opener Bradley Powell fell for 96, with the teenager hitting 13 fours and five sixes off just 66 deliveries in a stand of 168.

The only bowler to emerge unscathed from the Oakworth onslaught was Ollie Bishop, who took 1-44 off his 10 overs.

Haworth then gave it a go but could only score 214, with Jacob Hudson (26), Danny Spencer (32no) and Neil Rollins (32) part of a very effective wagging tail, as they recovered from 125-8 with stands of 41 and 48.

Tom Fothergill was the star bowler for Oakworth, taking 6-68.

In the Manorlands Plate, Bingley Congs conceded their quarter-final to Oakworth.

Congs would not have been able to play on finals day on Sunday, August 29 at Oakworth due to the staging of the Jack Bailey Memorial Match on the same day (between a Jack Bailey XI and an Alan Igglesden XI) at Beckfoot Lane.

Meanwhile, Gargrave booked their place on finals day with a seven-wicket home win over Long Lee.

Waqas Ahmed scored 41 not out in Long Lee’s 105-6, Tom Storr taking 3-13, before Gargrave then won with four overs to spare thanks to Dieter Kayley (31no) and George Beckwith (25no).