A REMARKABLE statistic came out of the Mewies Solicitors Craven League match between Bradford & Bingley III and Crossflatts II.

Oliver Allitt added 58 for Bradford & Bingley's third wicket with the destructive Adam Swallow in Group D of the Covid Regional Competition - without scoring a run!

The home side made a challenging 178-5, with Swallow finishing on 81, containing six fours and seven sixes, off just 41 balls, Farhan Khalid (24) and Shahbaz Ahmed (20no) playing minor roles.

Haseeb Basit (2-37) was the pick of the Flatts bowlers, and their reply of 169-9 could have been even better.

Opener Vijay Amirtharaj made 51, putting on 74 for the first wicket with veteran Brian Freimanis (15), and Lee Bailey (36) and keeper Joe Taylor (26) also aided the total.

However, Muneeb Basit could not bat for Flatts after injuring his hand in trying to stop a stinging drive while bowling, and Flatts also conceded five penalty runs when the ball hit a helmet that was positioned behind their keeper when they were fielding.

Ben Thirkill (2-27), Ahmed (2-29) and Khalid (2-34) just put the brakes on sufficiently to give Bingley their win.

Eldwick & Gilstead skipper Arnie Raistrick made the right decision to bowl first at home to Long Lee.

The Keighley side were skittled for 70 in 24.5 overs, being unable to cope with Andrew Stephenson (3-1), Jordan Bayliss (3-14) and Tom Conneely (3-23).

Mohammed Ishtiaq (21) and Matty Stowell (15) did best for the visitors, whose Moin Ahsan (4-18) was a lone star with the ball.

Chris Child made 29 and Matthew Sharp 18 not out as E&G won by four wickets in the 23rd over.

Westfield Lane lived up to its reputation as a good batting track, with hosts Hepworth & Idle II making 222-2 against Riddlesden.

Only opener Mark Davies failed as Simon Raistrick scored 79 not out off 63 balls, including nine fours and two sixes, and Jack Bedford 63 not out - a first senior half-century - off 49 balls, containing 10 fours.

James Bentley weighed in with a near run-a-ball 63 that included six fours and two sixes, with Mohammed Qadeer taking the only wickets to fall at a cost of 37 runs.

Harry Pinkney (4-38) and Raistrick (3-30) then put Riddlesden under pressure with the ball and they could only total 154 after openers Mohammed Kamran (60) and Mohammed Qadeer (40) had added 74, with Mohammed Gulnawaz ending unbeaten on 32.

Bradford League-bound Crossflatts seem intent on going out on a high, and they made short work of Cowling in Group B at Ryshworth Park.

Needing 154 for victory, Flatts won by 10 wickets in just 20.2 overs, with keeper James Roper blasting an unbeaten 102 off just 67 balls, including 21 fours.

Harris Hussain wasn't crawling either and his 44 not out took just 53 balls and contained seven fours and a six.

Earlier Cowling had made 153-9, with captain and keeper Martyn Dalby scoring 43 and No 8 Junaid Gulnawaz 33, with Dalby and Yasser Chatta (15) adding 60 for the fourth wicket.

Wasim Hussain (3-33), Alex Bradbury (2-22) and Mohammed Shahnawaz (2-26) helped to keep the score down.

Jordan Powell, playing the only way that he knows, turned the tide for Oakworth at Bingley Congs.

The hard-hitting batsman made 41, including five sixes and two fours, to propel the visitors to a six-wicket win in just 18.2 overs.

Congs had made 117-5 before tea, of which Charlie Raistrick scored 35 not out, Jamie Teale 26 and Danny Pearson 22.

Harry Hollingsworth (2-21) and Tom Fothergill (2-25) got among the wickets before Powell's post-tea blast, opener Joel Gallagher (36no) being happy to very much play second fiddle in a 44-run stand with Powell.

Steve Broughton (3-50) did best for Congs with the ball.

Batting at seven or eight seemed to be the best option at Denholme in Group C, where both the hosts and Wilsden needed lower-order recoveries.

Skipper Chris Longley (24) and Hasnat Bukhari (27no) performed the rescue act for Wilsden from 40-5 to 103-8 after Phil Poole Jnr (3-24) and Ryan Judson (3-21) had put Denholme on top.

The home side were 28-5 before Adam Vaux (22) and Neil Spencer (23no) stood tall to help give Denholme a two-wicket victory in the 32nd over to deny Imran Khan (4-12) and Bukhari (2-33).

Chris Foster's 7-13 for Denholme II brooked no argument in their Group F game against Bingley Congs III at Sandy Lane.

Congs were rumbled for 52, with only Andy Copping (21) and Rob Stow (12) reaching double figures.

Denholme had earlier made 111, with only three of their batsmen scoring above 10 - Matthew Shaw-Burns (35), Sarum Qureshi (16) and Jack Peel (13no) - as Congs skipper Simon Webster took 5-33 and Copping 3-27.

Sutton II made even shorter work of Keighley III at Haworth West End, dismissing the hosts for 84 on the way to a nine-wicket win in 16.5 overs.