INGROW and Sutton are in danger of being cast adrift at the foot of the Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One table.

A vastly under-strength Ingrow team went to leaders Bingley Congs and had an afternoon to forget as they conceded 355-7 in their 45 overs and were then dismissed for 67 in just 15.4 overs.

At least second-from-bottom Ingrow, who lie 11 points behind Haworth Road Meths, have won two matches, but Sutton, who are bottom on 67 points, have lost all nine so far. They sent in visitors Meths, who made 282-6, and were then toppled for 127, with George Elrick making a defiant 40 as they subsided from 66-3.

At the other end of the table, Oakworth remain second, just three points behind Congs, and made 213 after winning the toss at Cowling. That was a much bigger score than seemed likely as the visitors were 152-9 before Ellis Marshall (63no) put on 61 with last man Jack Cawood, whose contribution was eight. Cowling, third last year, were then dismissed for 103 as off-spinner Tom Fothergill took 4-11.

Haworth, second last term, aren’t hitting those heights this time around and lost by six wickets at Gargrave after winning the toss and making 115.

Denholme had a fractious match at home to Hepworth & Idle, who, 35-5 at one stage, were bowled out for 150. The hosts then won by two wickets, with man of the match Adrian Shires scoring 51 not out.

Silsden, who joined the Craven League as recently as 2017, could be playing in the top flight next season. They made it seven wins in a row by seeing off Skipton CI with ease at Sandylands and are second in Division Two, 36 points behind Riddlesden. CI opted to bat but were back in the clubhouse for 120. Silsden took only 27 overs to win by seven wickets.

Riddlesden rarely fail to pass 200, and they made 223 after choosing to bat against Bradford & Bingley III at Sandy Lane in an innings that was dominated by No 3 Aftab Khan. He scored 117, with Mohammed Zulfiqar making a valuable 21 at No 10. Bingley were then rolled over for 96, with Zulfiqar having the outstanding analysis of 11-5-9-5 and Khan taking 2-11.

Not too many players will make as valuable a contribution to one side as Toby Meynell does for Bradley. The 18-year-old scored 87 not out in their 190 at home to Foulridge and then took 5-18, with Vince Grant bagging 2-25 in the total of 137. Meynell’s innings lasted 118 balls and contained 11 fours and a six.

Long Lee, sent in at Barrowford, scored a respectable 177, with contributions from Mark Day (29), Paul Stowell (39), Waqas Ahmed (21) and Shahbaz Ahmed (40). Jamil Muhammad then tore the heart out of the home team’s reply, taking 6-26 as they were skittled for 92.

Airedale lost a crucial relegation battle at home to Bingley Congs II, who made 220-6 after winning the toss, Jake Wilkinson taking 3-34. Warren Coppack (28), Wilkinson (27) and Sean Knapper and Scott Whittam-Ritchie, who both scored 20, were the main men in the reply of 144, leaving Airedale 12th and bottom with 67 and Congs 10th on 78.

Second-placed Cononley received a maximum haul of points in Division Three when Cowling II conceded, while Oakworth II did not detain leaders Thornton-in-Craven long. Only Elis Jones (14), skipper Michael Scarborough (16) and Sajjad Razeeq (12no) detained the scorers for long, but it could have been worse as the hosts were 29-6 at one stage. Thornton-in-Craven won by 10 wickets in 13 overs.

Haworth II had almost as emphatic a win at home to Gargrave II, who could make only 73 as 16-year-old Charlie Jackson (4-24) and 15-year-old Tom Rowell (3-13) proved a potent pair. Skipper Danny Spencer (40no) then guided the Brontelanders to a nine-wicket win.

Denholme II did not provide much opposition for visitors Hepworth & Idle II either, making just 88 after winning the toss, collapsing from 62-2 after Adam Vaux had scored 29. The Westfield Laners lost just one wicket in triumphing at the end of the 22nd over.

Long Lee II conceded to Wilsden II.