EMBSAY’S battle with Crossflatts on home territory went down to the wire in Division One of the Mewies Craven Cricket League as they won by a single wicket.

Sam Arkwright took 3-19 as Crossflatts were skittled for 121 but Embsay only snuck home by one wicket thanks to Elliot Stockton (36) and 12 from the last pair. Joe Greenwood (3-32) and Tahir Mehmood (3-37) nearly seeing the visitors to victory.

Leaders Barrowford had few problems taking a step nearer to the title as they beat Hepworth & Idle by 216 runs. They plundered 264-7 before brushing aside their opponents for a paltry 48, despite Jamie Topham's lone hand of 32.

Bingley Congs are level on points but with an inferior run rate. Ben Hemsley (5-29) helped dismiss opponents Ingrow for 103 before Neil Copping (63) led the successful run chase.

Haworth Road are third, four points adrift. They visited Wilsden and rattled up 262-8 led by Chris Griggs (94). The hosts could only reply with 146. Glenn Stableford (51) top scored as Zahir Abbas claimed 5-25.

Oakworth are a further point behind after a nervy home victory over Sutton. Dave Snowden scored 68 for the visitors but Joe Copperwaite (5-32) kept them in check. The hosts scrambled home by two wickets thanks to Drew Duffy's 37.

In-form Denholme beat Haworth by seven wickets after restricting their opponents to 118 due to Ryan Judson’s 6-26, which took him to 52 wickets for the season. Skipper Richard Taylor (67 not out) saw his side comfortably to the points.

Andrew Starkey claimed 5-44 for visitors Cononley at Division Two leaders Foulridge. The hosts still managed to post 262 and that was far too good for their opponents, who could only reply with 97.

Cowling posted 202-6, with Mark Adams (45no) and Josh Gill (38no) putting on 84 for the seventh wicket. Long Lee could only reply with 159, led by Craig Pullen (52), as Sajid Shafait (3-12) and Gill (3-28) earned the bowling plaudits.

Airedale were narrow one-wicket winners over Glusburn at Bradford Road. The Park Field side mustered 152-7 with Pete Schofield (40) in the runs as Chris Gill took 4-38.

The home side’s David Henson was leading them to victory, but he fell for 68 to leave his side still 17 runs short of their target. Another wicket fell before the last pair secured the points at the last.

Haworth Road II's Charlie Hainsworth (78) helped them to 199-7 at home to Gargrave. The visitors replied with 123 with John Beckwith (65) top scoring as Adam Cook took 5-48.