HEPWORTH & Idle’s third team christened their new home ground of Cambing with a victory in the Craven League.

The Westfield Laners, who have put time and money into the premises across the road from their HQ, made 175-7 in their Division Four clash at home to Oakworth III.

Matthew Davies (50), Daniel Moore (40) and Bilal Azami (25) were the main run-getters, with Davies and Azami adding 65 for the second wicket.

Oakworth replied with 158, collapsing from 125-4 as Azami returned outstanding figures of 9.3-5-8-3, Moore also completing a fine all-round match with 3-38.

Bingley Congs III too broke their duck, and have a find in Andrew Greenwood.

Hosts Airedale II tumbled from 56-1 to 140-7, and Greenwood then scored 48 not out at No.8 to help Congs to a two-wicket win with two balls to spare.

Simon Ricketts (30) put on 56 for the seventh wicket with him when Congs were in peril at 64-6 in their chase.

In Division One, Haworth Road Meths could only field 10 players at Barrowford, and were soundly beaten.

The hosts scored 205-8, Mohammed Ibrahim taking 3-37, and Meths were then skittled for 55, with Rehan Ahmed scoring 20.

Wilsden were even more severe on Foulridge, dismissing the home team for just 46 in 21.5 overs as Sam Mitchell took 4-21, loanee Owen Pacey 3-8 and Ben Mitchell 2-6.

The visitors were in T20 mode with the bat and took just 5.2 overs to triumph by nine wickets, with Hasnat Bukhari scoring 36 not out in just 14 balls, over half of which went to the boundary as he hit six fours and two sixes.

Bingley Congs have potency at the top of their order, and openers George Hicks (48) and Simon Bailey (64) put on 106 at Ingrow.

Neil Copping (25), Josh Nutting (34) and Matt Roberts (29) weren’t messing around either in Congs’ 237-6, with the hosts replying with 191, Copping taking 4-44 and Roberts 3-53.

Hepworth & Idle won the toss at Oakworth but didn’t cash in and were dismissed for 124, with opener Jamie Topham scoring 29, keeper Luke Harland 33 at No.7, Chris Hawksworth 20 and Jonny Thompson 18.

However, Oakworth also struggled and were 51-7 before winning by two wickets, with Chris Mitchell taking 4-39 and Owen Price 2-15.

Congs’ second team, promoted as runners-up in Division Three in 2019, have quickly found their feet in the higher echelon and made it two wins from two for the season at home to Barrowford II.

Towhid Ali bagged 4-22, Jonny Teale 2-22 and Asher Nutting 2-25 as the visitors were restricted to 117, and Congs won by five wickets, with Tony Teale – father to team-mates Jonny and Jamie – scoring 43 not out, including eight fours.

He added 74 unbroken for the sixth wicket with Jimmy Dennison (25no) as they recovered from 48-5.

Eldwick & Gilstead won a low-scoring affair against Bradford & Bingley III at Sandy Lane.

The Wagon Laners were shot out for 75, with keeper Lawrence Davis top-scoring with 26 as former Bradford & Bingley player Matthew Sharp returned superb figures of 10-7-6-5, Steve Timperley taking 3-13.

E&G then won by four wickets in the 25th over.

In Division Three, Wilsden II went down by four wickets to Thornton-in-Craven, making 127-7, with No.8 Imran Khan scoring 37.

Mudassar Riaz then took 4-43 as Thornton-in-Craven replied with 128-6 to win.