WITH Cowling’s match being rained off and Bingley Congs’ match not finishing, Haworth missed a golden opportunity to go top of Division One of the Craven League.

They lost the toss at home to Wilsden, who batted first and made 156-9, with Hasnat Bukhari thrashing 72 not out off only 55 balls.

Ollie Bishop led the Haworth attack with 4-31.

The Brontelanders had two innings of substance in their reply – opener Jamie Rowell with 33 and No.6 Harry Reynoldson with 37 not out, but the latter ran out of partners as the innings closed on 124 all out.

Only a defiant last-wicket stand of 17 by Jack Davison (17no) and Tom Fothergill (2no) prevented Oakworth from defeat at Congs.

Neil Copping’s 61 helped Congs to 115 after they had been sent in, and he added 53 for the ninth wicket with Harry Greenhalgh, who didn’t score.

The in-form Harry Hollingsworth took 4-26 and was backed up by Charlie Shimmin (3-25).

Joel Gallagher (32) and Bradley Powell (17) gave Oakworth a decent start but remarkably they lost five wickets with the score at 57, another at 59 and further wickets fell at 64 and 66.

However, they hung on for a draw at 83-9, with the wickets being shared by Matt Roberts (3-10), Copping (3-24) and Mohammad Adil (3-14).

Sutton skipper David Snowden was in superb form against Hepworth & Idle, scoring 150 not out in their 245-9 – a knock that contained 14 fours and 10 sixes.

Teenager George Elrick (68no) was no sleeping partner, hitting three fours and six sixes, and together they added 132 unbroken.

Hepworth & Idle had made 14 for none off five overs when the rains came.

However, a big clash was played to a conclusion in Division Two – between second-placed Denholme and third-placed Bradley at Keighley Road.

Bradley won the toss and opted to bat but rather muffed their lines to be dismissed for 70.

Ryan Clark (6-18) was the destroyer in chief, aided by Toby Priestley (3-11).

Denholme, who won by seven wickets, were seen home by Richard Taylor (30no).

Shock of the day, however, was fourth-placed Skipton CI being rolled over for just 29 at Silsden, who won the toss and bowled.

No visitor got into double figures, as Will Pullen recorded outstanding analysis of 7-15.

Silsden then knocked off the runs for the loss of one wicket in 11.3 overs.

Airedale’s match at Bradford & Bingley III and Long Lee’s home fixture against Cononley fell victim to the weather.

The best thing to do on a dodgy afternoon is to win quickly, and Division Three front-runners Riddlesden are past masters at this.

They restricted Hepworth & Idle II to 92-5 at Westfield Lane and then passed their target in a mere 9.1 overs to win by eight wickets.

Denholme II, who are having a difficult time, conceded to Thornton-in-Craven, while none of them games between Cowling II and Embsay II, Oakworth II and Glusburn and Wilsden II and Sutton II were completed due to the rain.

In Division Four, Glusburn II could only field nine men at home to Bingley Congs III and were beaten by 10 wickets.

Airedale II conceded to Long Lee II, as did Bradley II to Hepworth & Idle III, while Ingrow II v Oakworth III and Keighley III v Gargrave II never started due to the weather.