AIREDALE have missed out on promotion to Division One of the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

They kept their part of the bargain, defeating Ingrow by six wickets, but needed second-placed Glusburn to lose.

Fortunately for Glusburn, they had a relatively easy looking fixture, and beat already-relegated Bradford & Bingley by seven wickets.

Sent in, Ingrow were dismissed for 125, almost half of which was scored by skipper Ben Weatherall, who made 60 batting at No.4.

From an unpromising 18-5, Weatherall added 61 for the sixth wicket with Jack Bilney (10), new-ball pairing Scott Whittam-Ritchie (7-49) and Saqib Javaid (3-24) sharing the wickets.

Any fears that Airedale may have had were dissipated by their openers Jan Haider (30) and Khuram Shahzad Butt (47), who added 80, and the target was reached at the end of the 28th over. 

Title-winners Bradley defeated Hepworth & Idle II by eight wickets at Matthew Lane, while Glusburn won with ease against the hapless Wagon Laners.

Hepworth & Idle’s second strings chose to bat, but never recovered from losing their openers for ducks and were toppled for 92, Iklaq Ahmed leading the seven wicket-takers with 3-18.

Opener Tom Eaglesfield (29no) and Toby Meynell (30no) then added 62 unbroken to see Bradley to the championship in just the 14th over.

Glusburn chose to field at Sandy Lane and dismissed the Wagon Laners for 98, with the wickets shared between Ryan Ridehalgh (3-16), Irfan Khaliq (3-17) and Tamoor Munir (4-27).

Opener Matthew Lloyd (44) and captain Steve Brown (32), who added 55 for the second wicket, and Lloyd and Dipesh Mistry (10no), who put on 41, almost took Glusburn to victory, which was achieved in the 27th over.

Silsden ended up surviving with ease despite a 40-point deduction for the behaviour of their players and spectators earlier in the season, also finished with a bang, scoring 265-4 after being sent in by visitors Long Lee.

Joshua Waind (43) and Dom Mortimer (30) gave the Cobbydalers a fine start with a stand of 68 before Rob Jones (105no) and skipper Jack Roberts (62) took things to another level with a partnership of 143 for the fourth wicket.

Ahsan Rizwan (3-39), Will Pullen (3-34) and Mohsan Gulbhar (2-24) then restricted relegated Long Lee to 154, despite 59 from skipper Waqas Ahmad and 35 from No 9 Craig Pullen.

Cononley lost their title decider at home to Bowling Baptist in Division Three, but both teams were still promoted.

Baptist, sent in, totalled a modest 120 as change bowlers Scott Brook (4-35), Tom Feather (3-17) and Herbie Starkey (2-26) cashed in.

However, the hosts could only make 68 in reply, with 20s from Andrew Starkey and Feather.

Keighley III ended their campaign with a win, by 33 runs at Wilsden II.

Sent in, Keighley were 46-5 before Michael Clayton (47) and Abid Hussain (29) put on 73 for the sixth wicket on their way to 133.

Tahir Mehmood then took 6-46 as Wilsden were dismissed for 100.

Cowling II escaped the drop with a five-wicket win at Gargrave II, dismissing the visitors for 115 (Ubaid Rauf 4-28, Sajid Shafait 3-36).

Keeper Sulaiman Aslam (45) and Mohammad Ishaq (40no) then went a long way to ensuring a Cowling victory.

That victory doomed both Haworth II and Skipton CI II, who met at West Lane.

The visitors’ 280-7 included a stellar innings of 174 by Ahsan Mahmood, which lasted just 76 balls and contained 15 fours and an astonishing 14 sixes.

Haworth replied with 142-8, with Danny Spencer scoring 43.

In Division One, landlord faced tenant when champions Riddlesden hosted Eldwick & Gilstead at Grange Road.

Riddlesden opener Zafran Ghaffar was run out for 96 in their 216, and he added 124 for the second wicket with Ehsan Khan (39), keeper Tayyab Ishaq (42) weighing in too.

However, E&G, despite losing a wicket with just three runs on the board, won by seven wickets in the 44th over.

Gargrave clinched the runners-up spot behind Riddlesden, displacing Cowling, who they beat by four wickets at Skipton Road.

Cowling chose to bat, and Ben Davy (29) and Danish Hameed (14) put on 41 for the second wicket.

That proved a false dawn, however, as they lost their last nine wickets for just 16 to be 63 all out.

Gargrave didn’t find things easy either as the sides swapped places, with Connor Brown taking 2-14 and Laiq Ur Rehman 2-9.

Damian Rowell was the star turn for Haworth as they ended their programme with a 106-run triumph at Hepworth & Idle.

He scored 63 off 73 deliveries, including nine fours and two sixes, in his team’s 178 and then took 5-12 off 12 overs as the Westfield Laners were skittled for 72.

Rowell was backed up on the bowling front by Neil Rollins (3-39),

Denholme ended with a win over Wilsden by 94 runs, but they still went down.

Captain Adam Taylor (52) put on 42 for the second wicket with Adrian Shires (33) and 60 for the third with Adam Khan (20) before Guy Flanagan (50no) ensured that there was no late wobble in their 193-9.

Ryan Judson (4-42), Adam Taylor (3-16) and Mohammed Irfan (2-22) then helped to dismiss Wilsden, who they finished nine points behind, for 99.

Bottom-of-the-table Sutton ended a difficult campaign with a 13th league defeat, this time by 79 runs at Haworth Road Meths.

Meths made 177-4, George Elrick doing well to take 2-15, and Sutton replied with 98, of which opener Robert Tedder contributed 48, with No.10 Sam Solley the only other player in double figures with 24.

Sutton II and Silsden II, already promoted from Division Four, ended the campaign with victories.

Denholme II chose to bat at Royd Hill but could only score 110-7 (Josh Wheatley 39), Ben Middleton taking 3-27 and Laurence Powell 2-8.

Runs up the order from Greg Riddiough (30) and Stuart Tillotson (33no) then helped Sutton home by five wickets.

Silsden II chose to bowl at Scotchman Road and dismissed Bowling Baptist II for 96, with Alex Nelson (4-21) and TJ Berry (4-19) in charge.

Hugh Sugden (31no) and Jack Lister (44) then went a long way to securing victory with a stand of 63 before keeper James Nelson (20) chipped in on the way to an eight-wicket victory in the 32nd over.

Ingrow II won a low-scoring affair at Cambing by 44 runs against Hepworth & Idle III.

Adam Hussain (25) and Ateeq Munir (20) were the only players in their 20s as Ingrow totalled 112 but no-one from the home side made that many as they were dismissed for 68, with Jon Adams taking 5-34.

Long Lee II were restricted to 124-8 after choosing to bat at home to Menston Crompark II, Phil Atkinson batting through the overs to make 43 not out.

Crompark recovered from 25-4 to win by six wickets in the 29th over.

Bradley II conceded to Airedale II.