HAWORTH thwarted Embsay's hopes of finishing runners-up behind Craven League Division One champions Ingrow St John's.

The previous week's washout had meant Saints were as good as assured the title already before their final-day match at home to Haworth Road was abandoned due to more rain.

That point gained by the Baildon Bottom side was enough to lift them into second spot, ahead of Embsay, on run rate. The Shires Lane side suffered a heavy defeat up at their Bronte hosts, who rattled up 241 with Neil Rollins and Dan Trowers both making 66 as Elliot Stockton took 3-42. In reply Dave Wellock (35) and Sam Arkwright (34) top-scored as Jamie Rowell claimed 5-20 to help bowl Embsay out for 141.

One-time leaders Sutton’s form continued to dip as they lost at home to Bingley Congs by ten runs. The Beckfoot Lane side made 164-7 with Andrew Copping (37) and Chris Dibb (36) leading the way as Mathew Shuttleworth (3-47) was the best bowler. Skipper Craig Thornton (48) tried in vain to rally his side as Copping took 3-10.

Relegated Hepworth & Idle were in no mood to leave the division with a whimper. Visitors Oakworth were dismissed for 122 with Joel Gallagher (34) leading the way as Jonathan Thompson (3-16) and David Myers-Charles (3-20) did most of the damage in a seven-wicket win.

In a repeat of the Wynn Cup final, Barrowford entertained Denholme and made 187-9 as Jack Harrison took 4-54. The Bradford Road side had replied with 100-3 off 21 overs when play was abandoned. Toby Priestley had smashed 79no off 46 balls, including five sixes.

Division Two champions Haworth Road Meths II figured in an exciting tie against Ingrow St John’s II at Baildon Bottom.

The hosts posted 180-9, with Rob Greenwood (43) and Ian Robson (36) leading the way before Saints were dismissed for 180 with nine balls left. Balal Hussain and skipper Sulman Zakria both made 33 as Ali Asguar (5-35) and Andy Maude (3-49) did the business with the ball.

Promoted Wilsden dismissed hosts Long Lee for 82. Lee Humphrey (22) and Mark Day (21) had put on 34 for the first wicket before Harrison Houldsworth (3-7) and Chris Mitchell (3-16) got to work. Sam Mitchell (32no) saw the Windy Grove side to the points by seven wickets in 15.5 overs.

Glusburn were thwarted by an eighth-wicket stand at home to Chatburn when the game was abandoned. The home side posted 179-8 with James Tillotson (36no) top-scoring.

The Ribble Valley side had recovered from 43-7 to 116-7, with Mark Pickles (4-48) and Steve Brown (3-13) being the pick of the bowlers.

There was no play between Airedale and Ingrow or Oakworth II and Cowling.