INGROW caused one of the biggest shocks of recent seasons in the Timothy Taylor’s Craven League, defeating league champions Riddlesden by one wicket in the Wynn Cup group stages.

Hosts Ingrow, who are bottom of Division Two, sent in their top-flight Keighley rivals in their Group A clash, and things were looking good for Riddlesden when they were 130-4, with all of their top five getting starts.

Openers Mohammed Kamran (26) and Muhammad Mansha (28) put on 40, and keeper Tayyab Ishaq, Irfan Khan and Arfan Mahmood backed up that beginning with scores of 20, 18 and 27.

However, Riddlesden didn’t have all of their ‘gun’ players available and lost their last six wickets for just 27 runs as Ingrow put the pressure on with not only the ball but in way that they fielded.

Toby Hartley took 3-30, Mo Chowdhory 3-17, Atif Malik 2-36 and Shajid Ajmal 2-20.

Captain Ben Weatherall (15) and Hartley (25) also did their stuff against the new ball for Ingrow, but they needed a match-winning innings of 71 not out from Chowdhory to get them over the line.

He made 71 not out off 66 balls, including six fours and four sixes, but still needed a last-wicket stand of 25 with Daniel Fazackerley (13no) to win in the 38th of the allocated 40 overs.

Chowdhory trusted his partner, and Fazackerly didn’t let him down in a famous Ingrow victory, which was well and truly celebrated into Saturday night.

Mohammed Arshad (2-25), Khan (2-32) and Mahmood (2-24) were the bowlers who almost took Riddlesden, who are seventh in Division One, to victory.

There was little for Haworth to celebrate, however, as they lost by 10 wickets at home to Haworth Road Meths, Charlie Jackson (26) and Ollie Bishop (32), who added 66 for the third wicket, being the only players to reach double figures for the Brontelanders in their 109 all out.

Meths took 23.1 overs to achieve their shut-out.

Holders Gargrave top the table with two wins out of two in Group B, but they didn’t find things easy at home to Long Lee, despite the visitors being dismissed for 75 after winning the toss, of which opener Craig Pullen contributed 34.

Dave Harrop (7-17) put the skids under their innings, but Gargrave were then 35-6, Shahbaz Ahmed taking 4-11, before a crucial stand of 34 between Harrop (15) and Lee Barrett (19no), who saw his team to a three-wicket win in the 24th over.

Hepworth & Idle have matched Gargrave’s six points, while Sutton, whose game at Eldwick & Gilstead never started, are third on four points.

Silsden, who are fourth, got off the mark with a three-wicket victory at Glusburn, who were back in the pavilion for 98 after choosing to bat.

That total looked unlikely when they were 63-9, but No 10 Zahid Iqbal hit six fours in his 29 in a last-wicket stand of 35 after Will Pullen (6-26) had put Silsden in the box seat.

The Cobbydalers were in bother themselves at 20-4, but found the man for the moment in Rob Jones, whose unbeaten 67 off 47 balls, including seven fours and four sixes, saw them to a three-wicket victory after 24 overs.

Jones added 52 for the fifth wicket with Sam Barraclough (8).

Opener Joshua Waind (13) was the only other player to make double figures as Irfan Khaliq kept things interesting with 4-23.

Cononley, who have lost both their matches, could only muster 79 after choosing to bat at Westfield Lane, Andrew Starkey (19) doing the best of three players in double figures as they collapsed from 68-4.

Hepworth & Idle then won by three wickets in just the 16th over, Zabidullah Kareemi taking 2-37.

Bradley were given much-needed impetus by a fifth-wicket partnership after they chose to have first knock against Airedale at Matthew Lane.

The hosts were 48-4, only to be revived by 20-year-old Toby Meynell (56) and Juni Ashraf (38), who added 91 as they recovered to 163-7, Ijaz Shah (6-34) being the only bowler to trouble them.

Airedale then collapsed from 48-2 to 77-8 on their way to being dismissed for 96, the wickets being shared by Zain Naeem (3-33), 18-year-old Henry Meynell (3-20) and Iklaq Ahmed (2-15).

Skipper Raja Mohammad Adnan (23), Ahsan Rizwan (24no) and No 10 Shah (11) were the only players to unduly trouble the scorers.

Denholme did likewise in their 70 all out, having been 39-2 at home to Skipton CI, with Waj Mahmood (22), Richard Taylor (12) and Ryan Clark (11) the only trio to reach double figures as CI’s change bowlers held sway.

CI were 28-2 in reply before Ahsan Mahmood (40no) steadied the ship as they won by seven wickets in the 29th over.

Cowling, who are second in Division One, went down by 15 runs at home to second-tier Bowling Baptists, who made 135 after winning the toss, Hamid Ullah taking 3-23, Martyn Dalby 3-25 and Vasu Goyal 3-8.

The hosts were sitting pretty after keeper and opener Wasim Hussain (42) and No 3 Danish Hameed (25) gave them a good start, but only Goyal (18) contributed much thereafter as they were dismissed for 120.

In the John Clayton Cup - the 40-overs-per-side competition for lower-ranked teams - there were plenty of runs at Haworth, whose second XI entertained Denholme II.

The latter chose to have first knock and made an impressive 194-7, with captain Guy Flanagan leading by example in scoring 77 not out off 86 balls, including 10 fours and two sixes.

Paul Armitage backed him up with 37, and three others made double figures as they tried to defy new signing Max Wareing, with the 12-year-old taking 3-61 on his second start for Haworth.

The home side replied with 148-9, skipper Chris Smith making a defiant 48 not out as one of only four players to reach double figures.

Tim Shires (3-22) and Armitage (3-20) were the most successful Denholme bowlers.

Sutton II lead the table with a maximum six points.

They hosted Hepworth & Idle III, who made 126 after being sent in, Will Tedder (4-21) and brothers Ben (3-30) and Jack Middleton (2-17) taking the bulk of the wickets.

Jack, who at 15 is three years younger than Ben, then completed a fine match by scoring 54 not out as Sutton won by eight wickets.

His knock only lasted 55 balls and included 10 fours, captain Craig Thornton doing his bit with 28 as the target was passed in the 22nd over.

Glusburn II kept pace with Sutton by defeating Bowling Baptists II by 34 runs, while Silsden II were also victors - by three wickets at home to Bradford & Bingley III.

Bingley made 118 after being sent in, recovering from 10-3 but then losing their last five wickets for just five runs, with Bilal Mahmood having the outstanding analysis of 7-4-9-5, Gareth Smith backing him up with 3-6.

Tom Snowden then played a captain’s knock with 42 not out, Keenan Wozny having earlier made 21.

Airedale II were no match for Menston IV at the Airedale Oval, being castled for 51, with only experienced openers Trevor Cox and Tim Crossley, who both made 16 in a stand of 33, defying the visitors for long.

Menston won by six wickets in the 19th over, Josh Coppack bowling well to take 2-13.

Bradley II still have a perfect record in the Cowling Cup - the T20 competition for lower-ranked sides.

They were at Sandy Lane, and inserted Bingley Congs III, dismissing them for 69, Mohammed Qadeer claiming the first three Congs batters on the way to taking 3-9.

Bradley’s top three got few runs either, but they had Luke Watson at No 4, who finished on 40 not out as the visitors won by six wickets with two overs to spare.

Cowling II were also six-wicket victors on their travels, this time at Long Lee II.

Ubaid Rauf (3-15), Majid Iqbal (3-7) and Sajid Shafait (2-21) put the men from Golden View on the back foot as they made 93-9, which was disappointing after openers Tom Butterfield and Paul Stowell had scored 36 and 22 respectively.

Haseeb Majid then scored 54 as the visitors passed their target with only 14.1 overs gone.

Ingrow II completed a great day for the Hainworth Lane club with a five-wicket victory at Wilsden II, Ateeq Munir (63no) and Adam Millward (43no) channeling their inner Mo Chowdhory with an unbroken stand in their 129-5 after the top five had made only 10 between them, including three ducks at the top of the order.

No-one in the Wilsden reply made more than 15 as they were dismissed for 84, with off-spinner Matty Courtman taking 4-18.

In what was a double-header for Wilsden II, they then took on Keighley III, who won by seven wickets to signal better times.

Wilsden chose to bat but were dismissed for 86, Matt Mounsey (3-20) and 13-year-old Harrison Butterfield (3-17) putting the skids under the innings before Michael Clayton claimed 3-6.

Jamie Wilmshurst (48) and Aamir Ali (32) then almost ensured Keighley’s victory by the end of the 14th over.