THINGS are hotting up at the top of Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One as both leading sides lost and Oakworth won, closing the gap to two points.

Leaders Barrowford managed 129 at Embsay as Sam Arkwright (4-23) and Elliot Stockton (3-49) got among the wickets.

Then Stockton (53no) and John Golson (38no) saw the Shires Lane side to the points by eight wickets.

Bingley Congs were at Sutton, with both sides missing key players.

Congs found themselves 81-7 before some tail-wagging got them up to 134 as Harry Greenhalgh made 27 and Richard Walker (3-27) and James Mcdonald (3-33) were the best bowlers.

Dave Snowden (47) and 'Mr Extras' (41) were the top scorers for the Royd Hill side, who won by seven wickets.

Oakworth entertained bottom side Hepworth & Idle and skittled them for 80, with Jack Ellis taking 4-18 while there were three wickets apiece for Richard Cavender and Tom Fothergill.

Drew Duffy made 49 as the Cure Hill side cruised to a nine-wicket victory.

Next-to-bottom Wilsden were at Haworth, who made 195-6, with Jamie Rowell (82, including nine fours and four sixes) and Adam Bailey (35) being the main run-getters.

The Windy Grove side replied with 142 of which Harrison Houldsworth (43) top-scored as Stephen Bell took 4-31 and Damian Rowell 3-23.

Ingrow pulled off a shock win at Denholme to ease their relegation fears.

The Bradford Road side posted 192-6, with Richard Taylor making 65 and Michael Dennison 47 as Will Rankin took 2-12 off 12 overs.

The Hainworth side soared home by five wickets, with Jake Hoyle hitting 64 and Wayne Exley 51 not out as Toby Priestley spun his way to 3-36.

Wasim Hussain (3-12) and Mayank Singh (3-17) played a big part in restricting Haworth Road Meths to 88 on their visit to Crossflatts.

Vijay Amirtharaj (51no) and Alex Bradbury (31no) then took the Ryshworth Park side to a splendid 10-wicket victory.

In Division Two, Foulridge are four points clear at the top after demolishing Cowling at Noyna in their top-of-the- table clash.

The hosts posted 158 as Jalal Khan took 4-47 and there were three-wicket hauls for Josh Gill and Ajmal Choudhry. The Coliseum side were then shot out for a paltry 29 in 21.2 overs, with Mohammed Shah Usman making 13.

Gargrave are a further four points behind.

John Beckwith (65) and Chris Lambert (70) put on 120 for the second wicket as the Skipton Road side posted 184. Visitors Chatburn replied with 133, with Beckwith taking 4-24.

Bradford & Bingley were six-wickets winners over Eldwick & Gilstead at Wagon Lane.

The visitors were dismissed for 94, with Chris Child (41) top scoring as Farhan Khalid (3-22) and Matthew Sharp (3-34) shone with the ball.

The home side found themselves at 36-4 before Shahbaz Ahmed (38no) and under-13 Lochlan Doidge (29no) put on an undefeated 61 for the fifth wicket.

Cameron Knowles (91) was in the runs again for Cononley, who made 170 at home to Glusburn, with Mark Pickles (4-32) and Mo Furqan (3-42) getting among the wickets.

After an opening stand of 49 from Steve Brown (31) and Neil Freeman (23), the Park Field slumped to 87, with Tim Feather (5-27) and Herbie Starkey (3-36) doing most of the damage.

Long Lee made 155 at Haworth Road Meths II.

Jan Haider (33) and No 10 Ahsan Rizwan (26) were the best batters and Mohammed Ihtsham (4-43) and Devon Beckford (3-10) among the best bowlers.

The Baildon Bottom side replied with 130 of which Charlie Hainsworth made 57 as Ian Roberts claimed 7-27.

Sandy Lane were 32 runs too good for Airedale at Greenwood Park.

Shoaib Butt (38) helped the hosts to 167 and then, despite Saqib Javaid’s 62, the Bradford Road side closed on 135 as Mohammed Ulfat took 4-25.

Division Three leaders Barrowford II looked to be destined for defeat when they were shot out for just 64 by Crossflatts II at Bull Holme, with Tahir Mehmood (4-11) and Mick Addy (3-25) doing most damage with the ball. However, the ten man from Ryshworth Park were then demolished for a miserable 27, with no player reaching double figures as Abdul Mannan (6-9) and Andy Makin (2-0) were the destroyers in chief.

Riddlesden, in second spot, are five points adrift after beating Embsay II by five wickets at Grange Road.

'Mr Extras' (24) was the top scorer in the Shires Laners' 107, with Mohammad Qadeer taking 4-13.

Towhid Ali (51) then helped his side to the spoils.

Next-to-bottom Bradley scored a welcome win as they try to stave off relegation.

Chris Kimberley (85) and George Bell (62) helped the Matthew Lane side to an impressive 237-4, and hosts Bingley Congs were hustled out for 130, despite Chris Hemsley’s 56, as Vince Grant claimed 4-28.

Mark Harland (49), Glen Pinkney (34) and Gary Orrell (33) helped Hepworth & Idle II make 196 at home to bottom side Sutton II, who replied with 87.

'Mr Extras' (25) was the top scorer for Skipton CI at home to Oakworth, who got home by four wickets in 39.2 overs, with Michael Scarborough (47no) leading the way.

Thornton hard work of chasing down Haworth’s 168-9, reaching the winning post with just nine balls and five wickets to spare, despite Anthony Haigh (42 and 4-46).

It is still tight at the top in Division Four, with three teams covered by three points.

Chatburn II are the leaders after overcoming seven-man Oakworth III, but well done to them for travelling and competing.

The Cure Hill side managed 73, with under-13 James Powell making 24 as Lowie Simms claimed 4-18.

The Ribble Valley side lost three wickets in reaching their target in 11 overs.

Two points behind are Silsden, who enjoyed a nine-wicket victory at Wilsden II.

Alan King and Ben Thornton both scored 56 as the Windy Grove side posted 143-8, while Ben Sugden (62no and 3-14) and Jack Roberts (64no) were the stars for the Aire Valley side.

A further point behind are Foulridge, who had an emphatic win at Airedale II after rattling up 180-9 (Tim Crossley 4-31) before dismissing the home side for 62.

Up at Long Lee II, Bingley Cong III’s Daniel Marshall hit a stunning 157 not out to go with Adam Cranfield’s 79 not out as the pair put on 201 unbroken for the third wicket, which helped their side to 275-2.

Russell Hogg made 53 as the Golden View side replied with 148 as Asher Nutting took 6-30.

Bradley II overcame Cononley II by eight wickets at Matthew Lane, with David Ryan (34) and Thomas Eaglesfield (30 and 3-23) being their stars.

There was another centurion, Ben Weatherill, with a superb 116, as Ingrow hit 257-7 at Hainworth, with Dale Hoyle chipped in with 60 as Tim Warner claimed 3-21.

Gargrave II replied with a creditable 173-8, Will Storr (60) and Rob Storr (40no) performing with the bat as Aaron Pearce took 4-36.

There was high-scoring game at Glusburn II, where visitors Denholme II blasted 219, with Adrian Shires (73), Josh Wheatley (51) and 'Mr Extras' (38) being the top scorers as veteran Alan Coney claimed 4-48.

Not to be outdone, the Park Field smashed their way to a four-wicket victory, led by Richard Parkin (62no) and Brett Parkin (41), who put on 122 for the fifth wicket.

The day’s highest score was made by Cowling II, who posted 305-8, led by Qamar Zaman (93) and Avijeet Ghosh (73) as John Stuttard (4-34) avoided most of the carnage.

Ten-man visitors Skipton CI II replied with 82 as Zaman (5-33) rounded off a good day.