No doubt about the performance of the round in the Craven League's Wynn Cup as Bradley put out cup holders, Embsay by 15 runs.

The home side were restricted to 120-8 in their innings by some tight bowling. Neil Robinson top scored with 29 as No 6 A Smithson made a crucial 26no. Scott Robinson 3-22 and John Metcalfe 3-24 being the pick of the bowlers. The Shires Lane side got off to a bright start with 34 for the first wicket. However more tight bowling aided by some indifferent batting saw the homeside edge home. Opener and skipper, Duncan Bullough carried his bat for 33no as a spell of three overs by J Wiggan, which saw him take 4-9, wrapped up the innings.

Oakworth will now be favourites to lift the trophy in August after seeing off a spirited Airedale side. Mark Watkin 50no, N Ahad 46 and M Quinlan 36 had helped the Keighley side to an impressive 220-8 in their overs, after being put in to bat. Graham Rankin was the best bowler, taking 3-36 in his allotted 12 overs. The Cure Hill sides reply was incisive as John Crossley 65 and Adam Fradley opened with 104. The latter made 75 before being out with the score on 158. From there it was plain sailing as victory, by 7 wickets, was recorded in the 34th over.

Cowling Keith Woodhead continued his good form by rattling up 82 no as his side made 187-5 at home to Skipton CI. He put on 76 for the 6th wicket with Gareth Frankland who made 27no. David Gamble put in a good 12 over spell, which saw him take 2-20. However it was home skipper Martyn Dalby who took the bowling honours as he took 5-24 in 10.1 overs to help the Sandylands side out for 104. He was well backed up by Steve Richardson who finished with 3-37.

Thornton were too good for visitors Cullingworth winning by 79 runs. Robert Foster with 47 helped the Booth Bridge Lane side to 176-8 before dismissing the visitors for 97.

Cononley were dismissed for 83 on home soil by Ingrow St Johns who lost two wickets reaching their target.

Carleton made a spirited effort over at Foulridge, scoring 178-8 in their innings, with Chris Jeffries top scoring with 74. The Noyna side got home by three wickets thanks mainly to Chris Brooker-Carey who scored 64

Glusburn's good form followed them to Chatburn as they rattled up 231-6 in their inngs. Mick Baxter made 59, Alan Thornley 70 and Alan Coney 58. Steve Procter made 80no as the Ribblesdale side fell 68 short of their target.

Haworth restricted J. Nelson's to 90 in Bronteland with Richard Godden taking 5-27 and Gary Binns 3-9. The former then made 28no to go with Adrian Ratcliffe's 32no to steer the homesters to a comfortable 7 wicket win.

Pendle Forest score 50 of the last five overs to take their total to 215-8 with Jason Bracewell leading the way with 42 as Shaun Narey claimed 5-66. Visitors Ingrow where never in the hunt and were dismissed for 88 in reply. Andy Parker scoring 32 as G Coward took 4-14.

Denholme and Sutton were badly interrupted by the weather and had to continue on Monday evening. Sutton batted first and made an impressive 192-6 with Paul Hardaker making 57 and Paul Williams 48. Continuing on Denholme reached their target also for the loss of six wickets with Pat Clark scoring 52no and evergreen Geoff Fisher 42no. The latter also bowled 12 overs and conceded only 14 runs.

The other shock of the round came at Gargrave. The homeside who are pointless and struggling in the League entertained first division Haworth WE and dismissed them for 91 with David Mountain taking 4-5 and A Peacock 3-31. The homesters then recorded their first victory of the season, winning by 4 wickets. Their prize for winning is the dubious honour of entertaining favourites Oakworth in the third round.

n The draw for the second round is Cowling v Denholme, Foulridge v Glusburn, Barrowford v Thornton, and Pendle Forest v Haworth. Matches to be played on Sunday, June 1.