BINGLEY Congs could face a title decider at Haworth on Saturday, September 11.

Congs lead the table on 43 points but the Brontelanders have climbed into second place in Division One of the Craven League, and are only three points behind with two matches left.

Next weekend, Congs are at Sutton, who are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table, while Haworth, who have a superior runs-per-wicket average to the leaders, are at unpredictable Haworth Road Meths.

Congs, sent in at Hepworth & Idle, racked up 278-7, with runs coming at the front and back of their innings.

Keeper George Hicks (50) and Danny Pearson (69) put on 106 for the first wicket, and Simon Bailey (41) and Josh Nutting (60 not out) added 66 for the seventh as Harry Pinkney bagged 4-65.

The Westfield Laners made 162-8 in reply, Nigel Poustie (30) and keeper Luke Harland (39) putting on 61 for the second wicket before Nathan Cookson made 31.

Matt Roberts (3-40) and Mohammad Adil (3-53) did best with the ball for Congs.

Down the table, neither Wilsden nor Haworth Road Meths could win.

Wilsden, at home to Barrowford, opted to bat and made 180-7, Jeffrey Pickles standing out with his 69.

Sam Mitchell took 3-37 in the reply, but Barrowford won by five wickets at the end of the 37th over, with skipper Jonny Ormerod making 111.

Sutton had a notable victory at home to Meths to give them every chance of climbing out of a relegation berth.

The home side won the toss and made 157-6, with Andy Maude taking 3-41.

Only four Meths players then made double figures as they collapsed from 70-4 to 88 all out.

Bradford & Bingley III’s middle and late-order recovery could not save them this time in Division Two at Barrowford II.

The home side made 166 after winning the toss, with the wickets being shared between Farhan Khalid (3-31), Awais Khan (3-37) and Shahbaz Ahmed (3-49).

Bingley were 36-6 but even a fine 70 not out from Ahmed could only promote them to 131-8.

Silsden, at home to Eldwick & Gilstead, made 198-6 after being sent in, with wicket-keeper Ben Sugden scoring 96, Ajeet Singh taking 2-46 and Matthew Sharp 2-23.

E&G were then dismissed for 159, with Deependra Rathore making 35.

There is no light at the end of the tunnel for already-relegated Bingley Congs II, who were bowled out for 104 at home to Long Lee, having been 87-3.

Long Lee, who climbed two places to seventh, replied with 107-5 to win comfortably.

Hepworth & Idle II were in the runs at Denholme II in Division Three.

The visitors made 234-5 after winning the toss, with young wicket-keeper Jack Bedford (70) again impressing.

Already-relegated Denholme were subsequently castled for 123, with Daniel Moore taking 3-20 and Muhammad Abdullah 3-7.

Glusburn are second, nine points behind Riddlesden, after an easy win at home to Wilsden II, who were rolled over for 122 after winning the toss.

The wickets were shared for Glusburn, but that was not true of their runs as skipper Matthew Lloyd hit 79 not out in 64 balls. That helped them win by eight wickets in the 25th over.

In Division Four, hosts Bingley Congs III showed little mercy to nine-man Gargrave II, who are still chasing promotion.

Congs won the toss and batted, making 143, with James Farrell (44) and Paul Sanson (29) putting on 55 for the fifth wicket.

Murtaza Butt (4-18) and Jordan Robinson (2-17) then helped dismiss Gargrave for 70.

Glusburn II conceded to Hepworth & Idle III.