AFTER their shock Wynn Cup defeat to Ingrow, Timothy Taylor’s Craven League defending champions Riddlesden have got their mojo back.

Sent in at Grange Road against Wilsden, the Keighley side made 223-7, with contributions all down the order in their Division One clash.

Opener Mohammed Kamran led the way with 40, and he was backed up by skipper Mohammed Gulnawaz (30), Saquib Hussain (46) and Mohammed Zulfiqar (34 not out).

Zulfiqar (5-35) and Jamil Muhammad (5-38) then took all the Wilsden wickets as they were restricted to 163.

Gargrave still lead the way after taking maximum points at Cowling, who drop from second to fourth after falling from 67-2 to be 116 all out, veteran Martyn Dalby scoring 37.

No-one then really failed with the bat for the visitors, who won by seven wickets in the 26th over.

Glusburn and Bradley were both beaten and drop into the lower half of the table in sixth and seventh.

Bradley were sent in by Hepworth & Idle at Matthew Lane and made 177-8, Mohammed Qadeer (53) and Juni Ashraf (56) putting on 82 for the fourth wicket.

But Bradley lost by two wickets in the 42nd over, despite Qadeer taking 2-41 and Adeel Rashid 2-10.

Glusburn were never at the races at Baildon Bottom, making only 122 after winning the toss, keeper Steve Brown (22) and Dipesh Mistry (31) scoring almost half of those.

Haworth Road Meths won by eight wickets in the 33rd over, Danny Ridehalgh taking both wickets at a cost of 19 runs.

Haworth are now bottom after losing a low-scoring encounter at home to Eldwick & Gilstead, who made 119 after being sent in, much less than seemed likely when they were 88-1.

Newcomer Jacob Hudson (7-33) and Jamie Rowell (3-30) took all 10 wickets to fall before tea, after which Haworth themselves collapsed from 57-2 to be 92 all out.

Jamie Rowell made 29 first up and Ollie Bishop 22, with the pair combining to add 50 for the third wicket, before the innings fell apart.

Silsden lead Division Two after a comprehensive home victory over Denholme, who won the toss and fielded.

Joshua Waind did his usual pinch-hitting role to make 50 off 49 balls, including seven fours, and he added 80 for the second wicket with Cameron Knowles (44), as the Cobbydalers scored 183.

Richard Taylor, the fifth bowler Denholme tried, had the best figures of 5-35, Ryan Clark taking 3-32.

The wickets were then shared around as Denholme were dismissed for 86, Kieran Lawrence doing best by taking 3-23

Opener Mushtaq Ahmed led Denholme’s response with 27, but he lacked support.

Overtaking Thornton-in-Craven to go third are Cononley, who grafted their way to a nine-wicket victory at Airedale.

The home side batted first, but could only make 118-9 off their 45 overs, with change bowlers Herbie Starkey (3-13) and Matthew Calvert (3-34) doing most of the damage.

Only three players reached double figures - opener John Pollard (20) top scoring.

Cononley were in the 41st over before they passed that target, with Andrew Starkey making 56 not out.

Meanwhile, Sutton suffered a third loss in five matches, visitors Ingrow winning by two wickets.

Dave Snowden (29) and Sam Solley (25) put on 56 for the first wicket after Sutton had been sent in, before top-order batsman Rob Tedder (29) strengthened the home side’s position further.

Keighley News: Sam Solley got Sutton off to a bright start with the bat, but they faded away badly and eventually slid to a narrow defeat.Sam Solley got Sutton off to a bright start with the bat, but they faded away badly and eventually slid to a narrow defeat. (Image: Phil Jackson.)

But Tedder’s dismissal triggered a collapse from 113-4 to 138 all out, as Shahid Ajmal took 4-43 and Tobias Hartley 3-17 for Ingrow, despite being the fifth and sixth bowlers used.

Seven of the visiting team then reached double figures as they won in the 37th over, with Atif Malik (39no) the star of the show.

Aneesh Babu bagged 3-40 but that was not enough for his side, as Sutton remain in the bottom two.  

Cowling II lead Division Three after a narrow victory at Menston Fourths.

Captain Sajid Shafait (30) and Haseeb Majid (28) put on 58 for the second wicket in Cowling’s 117 before tea.

The match was in the balance when the High Royds outfit were 99-7 but they lost their last three wickets for the addition of just one run, Majid Iqbal taking 3-27.

Silsden II narrow lost a decent contest at Long Lee, whose first XI scored 198-6 after being sent in, opener Craig Pullen (77) and Waqas Ahmed (71) making hay up the order.

Tom Snowden (2-23) was the best of six bowlers used by Silsden.

Opener Hugh Sugden, who made 60 before being run out, and keeper James Nelson (71) scored the bulk of their reply of 178-7, but the batsmen were largely held in check by Shahbaz Ahmed (3-24).

Sutton II are up to fourth as their juniors shone at next-to-bottom Wilsden II.

Jack Middleton (87no) and Theo Reay (47), both 15, were the batting stars after Sutton were sent in, as they made 190-4.

They added 95 for the fourth wicket, and then Middleton (4-13), who was the seventh bowler used, combined well with opening bowler, 16-year-old Charlie Whitaker (5-26), as the hosts were back in the pavilion for 135.

Keighley III won an astonishing contest at Sandy Lane, where home side Bradford & Bingley III lost their last six wickets for ONE run to lose by 39 runs.

The visitors won the toss and were indebted to Shehryar Hussain in their 121, his 60 coming off just 62 balls.

Only two other players made double figures, but that poor batting effort paled in comparison to Bingley’s, who went from 81-4 to 82 all out as Harrison Butterfield took 5-37.

The win took Keighley off the bottom and into a scrum of four teams who are only separated by nine points.

Bradley II (63 points) are five points behind leaders Skipton CI in Division Four after a comprehensive victory at Bowling Baptist II, who were dismissed for 68 after the visitors had scored 163-7.

Airedale II are fourth after grafting to a nine-wicket victory at Denholme II, who struggled to 122-8 in their 40 overs after winning the toss.

Liaqat Ali (41) and Adam Vaux (26) put on 48 for Airedale’s first wicket, but only three other players made it into their teens as Paul Feather was in a miserly mood, taking 4-13 in his 10 overs.

Airedale lost only one wicket in passing their target, but it did take them until the 32nd over, not that that worried calm and composed opener Asad Moghul (65no).

Glusburn II were denied victory at home to Long Lee II, who won by one wicket with four balls to spare courtesy of a last-wicket partnership of 20.

The hosts posted 204-6 after winning the toss, the bulk of which was made by Tahir Mehmood (44) and captain Mark Johnston (41no).

Long Lee seemed to be coasting at 120-2 after Ben Stowell made 36 and Tom Butterfield scored 56, but Mehmood (3-46) looked to have put Glusburn back on top.

Yet the visitors fought back, as Danyal Mahmood (35no) and Charles Clough (12no) got their side over the line.

Only 98 runs were scored in the match at Ingrow II, as both they and visitors Haworth II struggled badly with the bat.

Sent in, the Brontelanders made 60, Steve Bell (16) and skipper Chris Smith (10) being the only two into double figures as Adam Hussain (7-17) proved virtually unplayable.

Captain and keeper Liam Gillard then scored 15, but he was a lone star as Ingrow were castled for 38, in the main, by Bell (3-15) and Matt Wooding (4-9).