INGROW paid a heavy price for dropping Mohammad Adil when he had made only 12 in their Craven League Division One game at Beckfoot Lane.

The in-form Bingley Congs all-rounder went on to make 110, which was the backbone of their 238 in a 90-run victory.

Adil’s innings lasted only 89 balls and included 13 fours and three sixes.

A curiosity of the innings was that Ingrow’s Jason Roberts took five catches – two as an outfielder and three as a wicket-keeper.

Ingrow were dismissed for 148, with Ben Bright scoring 44 and former Congs player Wayne Exley 22, as Matty Roberts took 3-28 and skipper Neil Copping 3-27.

Congs remain two points behind leaders Cowling, while Wilsden are up to fifth after inflicting a ninth defeat of the season on cellar dwellers Foulridge.

The visiting Lancastrians, sent in, made 139, 73 of which came in a ninth-wicket stand, as the wickets were shared between Sam Mitchell (3-15), Ben Mitchell (3-23) and captain Chris Longley (2-12).

Wilsden also had their issues, being reduced to 34-3, before Longley scored 51 off 55 balls, including five fours and three sixes, as his side won by five wickets.

Hasnat Bukhari made 46 of the 52 unbroken stand that took Wilsden home, with his 22-ball knock containing four fours and four sixes.

Hepworth & Idle were at Oakworth in a low-scoring game that featured two collapses.

Oakworth, who included seven juniors, went from 98-4 to 117 all out after winning the toss and batting, with Harvey Matthews (5-22) triggering the shutter of wickets after Jonathan Robinson (3-24) had snared the first three victims.

The Bradford-based club were in with more than a shout when they were 85-5 in reply but they too fell off a cliff to be 109 all out.

Haworth Road Meths continue to look up, defeating Barrowford by 61 runs to stabilise their ninth place.

Hosts Meths won the toss and made 152, with opener Deepal Dissanayake again proving his worth with 57.

Only four Barrowford players reached double figures in the reply of 91, including numbers 10 and 11, with Andy Maude taking 4-25 and Rehan Ahmed 3-11.

In Division Two, Eldwick & Gilstead and Bradford & Bingley Thirds seem to swap places every week in mid-table, and this time it is the twin villages who are on top after they defeated their derby rivals.

Eldwick & Gilstead made 224-5 at their Riddlesden home after winning the toss, with opener Matthew Sharp scoring 79 off 104 balls, hitting seven fours.

Ajeet Singh was also in the runs, making 86 off 105 balls, including eight fours and two sixes, and skipper Arnie Raistrick then wielded the long handle to hit 32 not out off just nine deliveries, including four sixes.

Bingley replied with 153-7, with opener Lawrence Davis making 33 and skipper Adam Swallow 46 as Daniel McQuillan took 2-24.

Bingley Congs II remain in a relegation berth but had the satisfaction of taking part in a game at Barrowford II that showed that the spirit of cricket is alive and well.

The hosts opted to bat and made 161-7, with Michael Baines proving as economical as in his heyday with 3-19 off 10 overs.

Congs replied with 147-9, with father-and-son Tony (36) and Jamie Teale (54) featuring in a partnership, although two run-outs did not help the visitors’ cause.

In Division Three, eighth-placed Wilsden II notched what was only their third win of the season to put more distance between themselves and the bottom two.

The damage was done before tea as home side Thornton-in-Craven were dismissed for 79, despite their top four all making double figures.

A collapse from 63-2 to 79 all out was triggered by Mudassar Riaz (5-11) and Imran Khan (2-14).

Opener Liaqat Ali (34) and Riaz (36no) then helped Wilsden to a six-wicket victory, but it did take until the 35th over.

Hepworth & Idle II, two points and one place above Wilsden, had to bow to the experience of Oakworth II’s captain Michael Scarborough in a four-wicket defeat at Wide Lane.

Hepworth & Idle could only make 107-9 and Scarborough (39) then helped Oakworth II home, despite the efforts of Jonny Jenkins (2-15) and Harry Pinkney (2-42).

Veteran all-rounder Andrew Copping was a key figure for Bingley Congs III as they won by 24 runs against Airedale II in Division Four at Sandy Lane.

Congs, sent in, made 100, of which Copping scored 33 and Max Pearson 27.

Copping then took 2-9 – the same figures as Murtaza Butt – with skipper Simon Webster (4-19) doing damage at both ends of the innings as Airedale could only muster 76.

Hepworth & Idle III had a walkover against Oakworth III.