RIDDLESDEN won a low-scoring affair between landlords and tenants at Grange Field in Timothy Taylor’s Craven League Division One.

The home side won the toss but could not even make three figures against Eldwick & Gilstead, with just three players making double figures in their 95.

However, those runs were just enough as E&G were skittled for 89, despite five players reaching double figures as Mohammed Zulfiqar took 4-30 and Muhammad Ishtiaq 5-17.

Haworth also found run-scoring difficult at home to Haworth Road Meths, who made 215-5 after winning the toss.

The home side could only reply with 132, Stuart Jackson easily being their best batsman with 54.

Gargrave lost the toss at newly-promoted Bradley but it mattered little.

Mohammad Qadeer made 21 for Bradley, but they collapsed from 56-1 to 92 all out.

The visitors took only 15 overs to reach their target for the loss of three wickets.

Cowling, who were third in 2023, racked up a good total in a run-fest at Park Field, making 287-6 after being sent in by Glusburn.

Keeper Wasim Hussain set the tone with 68 off 32 balls, including nine fours and two sixes, before Vasu Goyal struck a brutal 84 not out to ensure his side set an imposing total.

Glusburn made a decent fist of their reply, scoring 243 for a match total of 530 runs, but they were 37-5 before No.9 Abrar Sarwar made a sensational 100 off a mere 70 balls.

Danish Hameed did well to return 4-52 for Cowling amid the late carnage.

In Division Two, Skipton CI’s match would have been a lot closer were it not for a 43-run last-wicket stand in their 161 at home to Denholme, for whom Ryan Clark took 4-30.

Denholme had six players in double figures in their reply of 147, led by Waj Mahmood (40).

Promoted Cononley started their league campaign with an emphatic win, scoring 229 at Hepworth & Idle II after winning the toss and then rolling over their hosts for 46.

Keeper Scott Brook gave the visitors’ innings a great start by making 54, and he added 107 for the third wicket with Andrew Starkey, who scored 78.

Harry Parker then took 4-16 and new signing Zabihullah Kareemi 4-18.

Silsden might be tilting at promotion and disposed of visitors Airedale, who finished third last year, by 69 runs.

Ben Sugden made 50 not out and took 3-25 for the winners, who made 187-7 after winning the toss, having been kept in check by Scott Whittam-Ritchie taking 4-25.

Airedale were dismissed for 118, with only Raja Mohammad Adnan (22) and Ahsan Rizwan (25) breaking into the 20s as Will Pullen (3-43) and Kieran Lawrence (3-30) also got among the wickets.

The same promotion ambition might also apply to Bowling Baptists, who made short work of hosts Sutton.

Baptists made 212-8 after winning the toss, Aneesh Babu returning 4-41, and then Sutton were dismissed for 102, with only three players making double figures, led by Oliver Gledhill (29) and Dave Snowden (24).

Keighley News: Dave Snowden scored 24 for Sutton, but nobody went big with the bat for them, as they crashed to defeat against Bowling Baptists.Dave Snowden scored 24 for Sutton, but nobody went big with the bat for them, as they crashed to defeat against Bowling Baptists. (Image: Andy Garbutt.)

Thornton-in-Craven made equally short work of visitors Ingrow, who were dismissed for 71 after winning the toss.

Opener Matthew Courtman fought a lone hand with 38 as Joe Wolfe ripped into their innings with 7-28 from 12 overs.

The hosts had no issue chasing that meagre total down, winning by eight wickets in the 18th over.

Silsden II, promoted from Division Four despite receiving a 40-point penalty, notched victory over the team that finished third in Division Three last year, Menston IV.

The Cobbydalers had first knock, making 132-6, which was largely down to keeper James Nelson (52no).

Bilal Mahmood then took 3-19 as Menston were castled for 98.

Long Lee II, sent in by Sutton II at Golden View, had a middle-order collapse, but still made 173, as Dan Kernan weighed in with 35 at No.9.

Greg Riddiough finished with 3-13 for Sutton as five players took wickets, and then Sutton were skittled for 46 inside 18 overs, opener Stuart Tillotson top-scoring with 21 as Shahbaz Ahmed took 6-20 and Aqeel Aziz 3-17.

Keighley III conceded to Cowling II.

Airedale II won a Keighley derby in Division Four, defeating Long Lee II by four wickets in a low-scoring affair.

Only two players made double figures after Long Lee were sent in and toppled for 65, with Paul Feather taking 5-20.

Feather then starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 28 as Airedale lost six wickets in passing their target in the 32nd over.

Skipton CI, relegated to Division Four, began life in the bottom tier by defeating Denholme II by 42 runs.

CI, were, however, 76-8 before a wagging tail added 84, with new-ball duo Guy Flanagan bagging 3-34 and Tim Shires 5-49.

Denholme were then back in the pavilion for 118, despite five of their top six making double figures.

Glusburn II were unlucky in that Simon Frost had to retire when he had made 37 after hitting the ball into his head.

They were chasing Bowling Baptists’ 199-7 at Scotchman Road and finished on 134.

Bradley II won a low-scoring match at Ingrow II, with the visitors indebted to Harry Andrews (46) for getting to 103, Adam Hussain being the standout bowler with 7-20.

Change bowlers Luke Watson (5-14) and Hamza Ayub (4-12) then did their stuff as the hosts were dismissed for 70.