THERE will be not one but three title deciders on Saturday involving Keighley teams on the final day of the Craven League.

Top of the bill is the Division One clash between Haworth and Bingley Congs, but there is also the Division Two meeting of Gargrave and Denholme and the Division Four clash between Long Lee II and Skipton CI II.

Congs lead Haworth by three points (46 to 43) but know that defeat at West Lane would mean that Haworth are champions on a superior runs-per-wicket average.

In Division Two, Gargrave are the front-runners on 49 points, but Denholme (46) have a vastly better runs-per-wicket average and a win for the visitors would give them the title.

The contenders for silverware in Division Four are level on 37 points, but again Long Lee hold the whip hand as CI have a minus runs-per-wicket average despite being second.

Haworth gave themselves a shot at the title by winning a potentially tricky match at inconsistent Haworth Road Meths, who were sent in and made 132-9, despite the top six all making double figures.

Damian Rowell and Jacob Hudson both took 3-25, and Haworth had a relatively easy time in knocking off the runs for three down in the 23rd over, with James Roper making 49 and Jacob Stephens 35 not out.

Cowling, who will finish second if they win on Saturday and Haworth lose, defeated Foulridge by four wickets after the visitors made 181-7.

The South Craven side replied with 184-6, with Laiq Ur Rehman finishing on 59 not out.

Oakworth, who could climb as high as second if both Haworth and Cowling are beaten, were in the mood at home to relegation-threatened Ingrow, who sent the home side in and watched them score 327-3.

Their innings was one of those rare occasions where no-one failed, so there were partnerships throughout, all involving Joel Gallagher, who batted through the 40 overs for his 109 not out.

Ingrow, who are a point ahead of second-from-bottom Sutton, then subsided to 115, with Shahid Ajmal and Jake Exley both making 22 as Harry Hollingsworth took 3-34 and Tom Fothergill 3-19.

Oakworth were also in action on Sunday in a re-arranged league match at Sutton, who won the toss and made 114.

Craig Thornton top scored with 28 as Charlie Shimmin took 4-36 and Tom Fothergill 4-19.

Oakworth won without fuss by seven wickets in the 17th over, with Bradley Powell making 57.

Sutton only lost by 23 runs at home to Congs the day before in a game of collapses after excellent opening stands.

Congs went from 78-2 to 135 all out as Sam Solley took 5-19 and skipper David Snowden 2-23.

That duo then added 69 for the first wicket, with Solley scoring 35 and Snowden 34, before a shutter of victims left Sutton high and dry on 112.

Denholme were involved in an even lower-scoring affair at Silsden in Division Two, making 109 after being sent in, which owed much to Phil Poole Jnr’s 41 at No.9.

Will Pullen (4-39), Joshua Waind (3-36) and Lewis Middleton (3-30) shared the wickets for Silsden, but they could only make 83 after tea, after collapsing from 52-2.

Poole Jnr completed a fine match with 3-10, while Toby Priestley bagged 3-19.

Bradley’s promotion bid has faded in the closing weeks but they won their penultimate fixture at home to Cononley by four wickets.

Cononley, doomed weeks ago, made 93, with Donnacha Washington taking 4-20 and George Bell 3-26.

Bradley, who are comfortably third, lost six wickets in reaching their target, with Toby Meynell scoring 28 as Harry Parker took 4-27.

Airedale defeated Bingley Congs II, who have had a similar season to Cononley, by eight wickets at Beckfoot Lane.

The second strings were dismissed for 131, with Chris Gill bagging 4-21 and Saqib Javaid 3-40, and Airedale lost only two wickets in passing that score, with Mathew Cox 40 not out and Warren Coppack 68 not out.

Long Lee lost a high-scoring affair against Barrowford II, who made 286-7 after winning the toss at Golden View, despite Waqas Ahmed’s 4-51.

The Keighley side made a courageous 213-5 in reply, with skipper and keeper Mark Day leading the way with 67.

In Division Four, Long Lee II kept pace with CI II by defeating Glusburn II by six wickets.

Home side Glusburn won the toss and batted, making 133, chiefly thanks to skipper Alan Coney (24), with Daniel Kernan taking 4-48.

Long Lee were then indebted to captain Ben Pennington (32) and Tom Butterfield (51 not out), as they reached their target in 31 overs, Sam Britten taking 3-40.

Meanwhile, Keighley III continued their resurgence with a nine-wicket victory over Airedale II, who were dismissed for 86 despite being 41-0.

Shehryar Hussain then propelled Keighley to their win with 36 not out.

Bradley II conceded to Ingrow II, while Bingley Congs III conceded to Oakworth III.

Division Three is the only section where the champions have already been decided, and Riddlesden are showing no signs of letting up.

They restricted Haworth II to 136-8, with Gareth Griffiths (40) the top scorer.

Riddlesden used eight bowlers but only needed to use five batsmen as they won by seven wickets, with openers Ehsan Khan (50) and Mohammed Gulnawaz (53) both retiring out after reaching half-centuries.

Most teams have one match left but Oakworth II completed their season with a five-wicket victory at Thornton-in-Craven.

The hosts were dismissed for 91, having been 67-1, with Charlie Raby (4-9) and Bilaal Khan (5-13) prompting the collapse.

Jordan Powell then scored 55 not out despite a broken toe, hitting eight sixes and a four.

Captain Michael Scarborough (15 not out) helped Powell add 70 unbroken after they had been 25-5.

Glusburn suffered a rare defeat in a low-scoring match at Hepworth & Idle II, with the hosts, who were 49-7, making 103 after winning the toss, with Brett Parkin taking 3-18 and Steve Brown 4-28.

Skipper Matthew Lloyd made 24 in the reply but they were dismissed for 93, having been 70-4.

Denholme II had a welcome boost with a 38-run victory at home to Sutton II, although both sides have been relegated.

The Armitages – Paul (43) and Martin (17) – added 77 for Denholme’s fourth wicket in their 133-7, with Ben Seward (3-34) and Chris Vollentine (4-22) the best bowlers.

Vollentine then made 37 but lacked support and Sutton were toppled for 95, with Tim Shires taking 4-22 and Zac Wheatley 3-16.