THERE was a nervy ending to a low-scoring Mewies Solicitors Craven League's Wynn Cup final at its ancestral home of Gargrave.

The weather was again perfect and the ground looked immaculate but runs were hard to come by after Embsay sent Haworth Road Meths in.

Both openers perished early, and Ian Robson (26) and Dil Nawaz (19) put on 40 for the third wicket before the former was caught behind.

Two more wickets fell at 64, and then Sam Arkwright took the tail out to finish with 5-40.

Omar Khatab, batting strangely low at No 8, then tried his best to manage the tail but was left high and dry on 19 not out as the innings closed on 109.

Embsay then lost their first wicket at five but seemed to be cruising to victory when they were 91-4.

However, nerves were set jangling in the Shires Lane camp as three wickets fell in quick succession, including Ben Keane, who had had to graft for his 30, and the score was 96-7.

But David Wellock steadied the ship with a calming 11 not out before Haroon Ali finished the game in fine style with a six and a four for a three-wicket victory.

League fixture secretary Trevor Coe thanked Gargrave for their work in getting the ground ready and providing excellent refreshments, and also thanked match sponsors Dacre, Son & Hartley.

Umpires Nick Hoyle and Ray Graham were presented with their mementoes by league secretary Ann Coe, and the umpires chose Sam Arkwright as their man of the match.