HARRY Andrews gave the definition of dominating an innings, scoring 102 not out as Bradley II chased down 115 to defeat Haworth II by eight wickets at West Lane in Division Four of the Timothy Taylor’s Craven League.

The Brontelanders might have thought they had set a defendable target after recovering from 66-6, Mick Cryer scoring 27, but Charlie Andrews (3-39) and Luke Watson (3-35) kept them in check.

Andrews then scored his century off just 56 balls, which contained 13 fours and six sixes, as leaders Bradley sped home in a successful reply that only took 12.3 overs.

Glusburn II and Skipton CI II occupy the other two places in the top three, with Glusburn also on form as CI sat the day out due to an odd number of teams in the division.

Glusburn took advantage of CI’s rest day by scoring 248 at home to Hepworth & Idle III after being sent in.

Opener Rafaqat Hussain made 55 and captain Mark Pickles scored 38, with the pair putting on 62 for the third wicket.

Steve Poole (3-16) and Tahir Mehmood (3-17) were then instrumental in Hepworth & Idle being dismissed for 66, giving Glusburn a 182-run victory as they moved up to second.

Airedale are up one place to fourth after surviving a mid-innings wobble and a late-order collapse at home to Menston V.

The Keighley side were indebted to opener John Pollard (36) and skipper Asher Nutting (31) as they struggled to 130 all out.

However, that was enough as Menston were dismissed for 102 by Adam Brookfield (4-22), Chris Gill (4-39) and Nutting, who took 2-7 in his 10 overs.

Denholme have notched their first win of the season to move off the bottom to eighth, climbing three places largely on the back of an unbeaten ton by their skipper Guy Flanagan.

Flanagan made 100 not out in their 166-7 at home to Bowling Baptists II, with only Liam Clark (42) also making an impression.

The visitors were then dismissed for 135, with Hussnain Ali taking 5-26.

In a basement battle, bottom-of-the-table Ingrow II had a 26-run victory over ninth-placed Long Lee II at Golden View.

Ingrow opted to bat, but only had four players reach double figures in their 135, Daniel Fazackerley and keeper Atiq Munir both scoring 37.

The home side, who only had nine men, were then back in the pavilion for 109, despite 35 not out from keeper Adeel Ahmed and 35 from captain Richard Ayrton as Usman Butt took 5-29.  

Ingrow are now 10th, one place above Long Lee.

In Division One, Gargrave have a 30-point lead at the top after an easy win over struggling visitors Glusburn, who dropped from seventh to eighth.

Sent in, Glusburn were toppled for 112, with Umar Farooq (24) and Abrar Sarwar (28) leading the four players to make double figures.

Gargrave then lost only one wicket in triumphing in 18.5 overs.

Cowling slipped from third to fourth after a three-wicket setback at Riddlesden, who dismissed the visitors for 149 after winning the toss, Moin Ahsan taking 5-46 and Mohammed Gulnawaz 3-17.

No.7 Mirza Rafaqat Ali gave the innings late impetus with 55 off 46 balls, before Junaid Gulnawaz (3-47) and Ubaid Rauf (2-12) then made life difficult for Riddlesden.

They could not drag their side over the line however, as Ehsan Khan struck 67 not out to ensure Riddlesden climbed a place to seventh.

Bradley remain sixth, despite a dominant display at home to Haworth.

The Brontelanders won the toss, but were back in the pavilion for 92, led by keeper Pete Gower (20), as the Iklaq Ahmed (4-25) and Mohammed Qadeer (3-12) held sway.

Pete Gower tried his best with the bat, but Haworth were completely outplayed by Bradley.Pete Gower tried his best with the bat, but Haworth were completely outplayed by Bradley. (Image: Anthony McMillan.)

Ahmed (28no) then took over with the bat, putting on 55 for the third wicket with Akeel Rashid (31) as Bradley won by seven wickets inside 18 overs.

Haworth, who are next to bottom on 45 points, now only head Wilsden by one point.

In Division Two, second-placed Silsden won a competitive match at Sutton by 33 runs, making 219-9 after being sent in.

Keeper Tom Greenwood (60) dominated the innings as Ben Middleton, 18 next month, cleaned up the tail by taking 4-29 in 12 overs.

Sutton started well, thanks to keeper Sam Solley (31), while Tommy Miller backed up his 2-20 by scoring 36.

Then Sachin Abraham hit 46 at No.8 but Sutton could only total 186 as Will Pullen took 3-52 and Bilal Mahmood 3-34.

The tensest match of the day was the Keighley derby between Ingrow and Denholme at Hainworth Lane.

Ingrow chose to field and Denholme made 120, with opener Ben Burkill (35) helping his side to 77-2, before they collapsed to Aaron Pearce (3-26) and Shahid Ajmal (4-28).

However, Ingrow needed a last-wicket partnership of six to sneak it after five players reached double figures, headed by Ajmal (22) and Mo Chowdhory (27), which was tough on Ryan Judson (5-34).

Thornton-in-Craven had a batting failure at home to Airedale, being dismissed for 95 inside 26 overs, with Scott Whittam-Ritchie (5-22) causing chaos. Ijaz Shah (3-39) and Ahsan Rizwan (2-24).

Airedale, who climbed a place to seventh, won by six wickets in 17.4 overs, Mathew Cox (33no) seeing them home.

Cononley, promoted last season as runners-up, are in danger of going straight back down.

They were at Bowling Baptists and sent the leaders in, who made 243-9.

After tea, only Andrew Starkey shone with the bat, making 46 as they were dismissed for 90.

With Airedale winning, Cononley have now dropped into a relegation place, six points behind third-from-bottom Denholme.

In Division Three, Cowling II and Silsden II made leaders Long Lee pay for a second defeat of the season, leapfrogging them into first and second respectively after easy afternoons.

Cowling hosted Bingley Congs III and sent them packing for 85 after they chose to bat, using only two bowlers - the outstanding Majid Iqbal (7-40) and Haseeb Majid (3-41) - in an innings of 21.3 overs.

Majid then made 49 not out, as Cowling won by eight wickets in 16.5 overs.

Finlay Nixon-Snowden (3-16 and 33) played a key role for Silsden II as they won by six wickets at home to Sutton II, who dropped to fifth.

Sent in, Sutton collapsed from 54-3 to 100 all out, but there was an eye-catching effort from 14-year-old Will Tedder, who made 24.

Joshua Jordan weighed in with 3-37, and Silsden then had contributions down the line as they won by six wickets inside 24 overs.

Long Lee made 150-9 at Sandy Lane after being asked to bat, Yasser Chatta scoring 55, including eight fours and a six.

Bradford & Bingley III were tottering at 28-3 before a partnership of 108 between former Airedale player James Crossley (58) and Shahbaz Ahmed (51) helped them to a six-wicket victory.

Keighley III remain bottom, but the gap to them and Wilsden II is now 13 points after the latter won by 13 runs at Shay Gate.

Wilsden made 207-6 after being sent in, Matt Mounsey (3-46) and young Harrison Butterfield (3-40), taking all the wickets.

Keighley fell just short on 194-7, with opener Nadeem Khaliq (66) desperately unlucky to end up on the losing side.