HAWORTH defeated Bingley Congs in a winner-takes-all clash for the Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One title on the final day of last season.

However, runners-up Congs have exacted a small measure of revenge by defeating Haworth by five wickets at Beckfoot Lane.

Haworth won the toss and batted, but made only 104 as Neil Copping, opening the bowling, took 4-30 and Mohammad Adil 3-27.

Copping then saw leaders Congs home with an unbeaten 46, including three fours and three sixes, after the match result was in doubt with Congs 46-5.

Hepworth & Idle are up to fifth after a resounding victory over Ingrow.

Sent in at Westfield Lane, Hepworth & Idle made 238-7, with opener Nigel Poustie (47) and Muzaffar Hussain (68) putting on 97 for the second wicket.

Hussain hit seven fours and three sixes in his 57-ball stay, but it was also a collective effort, with Ryan Welsh scoring 23, the increasingly influential Harvey Matthews 32, Jonathan Robinson 24 and skipper Simon Raistrick 22 not out.

Ingrow could only make 101 in reply, after being 49-0, with Swaraj Thakur taking 3-38, Owen Price 2-6 and Robinson 2-52.

Wilsden have climbed to eighth after a 34-run win at home to Gargrave.

The hosts had first knock and made 171-8, with Matthew D’arcy Brain (42) and Hasnat Bukhari (57) putting on 63 for the fifth wicket.

Sam Mitchell (6-35) and Ben Mitchell (2-25) then helped to restrict Gargrave to 101.

Haworth Road Meths, who are next to bottom, gave Oakworth a decent match at Baildon Bottom.

Meths, sent in, totalled 143-9, with Paul Rodwell (25), captain Andy Gudgeon (26no) and Mohammed Sajjad (26) all topping 20.

Oakworth won by three wickets with three overs to spare, with Sajjad completing a fine match by taking 3-25.

Eldwick & Gilstead are in a promotion position in Division Two after keeping their nerve in defeating Airedale by four wickets at Grange Road.

Steve Timperley was the key figure for the twin villages, taking 6-41 in Airedale’s 138-9 and then scoring 42.

Ajeet Singh (23) and No 7 Oliver Hall (32no) also weighed in, with the latter featuring in an important stand with Jordan Bayliss (18no) as E&G won with just eight balls to spare.

Bingley Congs II were involved in a thriller at Bradley, scoring 183 after winning the toss.

Tom Parker made 70 for the second strings, including nine fours, and was backed up by Andy Blackburn (22) and Towhid Ali (50), who hit five fours and four sixes in a 22-ball blitz.

Congs looked on for another victory when Bradley were 121-8 and 168-9 but No 10 Vince Grant (31no) and No 11 Bilal Bashir (6no) took the hosts to victory, despite Ali (3-47) and Wajid Mahmood (3-32).

Bradford & Bingley III’s form has fallen off a cliff, and again their batting failed, this time at the Bull Holme Oval.

Barrowford II made 207-7, which was tough on Daanyal Khan (10-3-18-3), but the visitors were then dismissed for 50, and are now bottom of the table.

Hepworth & Idle II, like E&G, are pushing for promotion, this time from Division Three, where they are now second.

Hosts Long Lee made 155, with fifth and sixth bowlers used John Bogue (3-32) and Muhammad Abdullah (6-13) doing the damage as they collapsed from 117-1.

Hepworth & Idle, who chose to field, replied with 157-3, being led home by skipper Micheal[correct] Newell, whose 87 not out included 11 fours and four sixes.

He was aided by opener Philip Haigh (20), who added 92 with his captain, and Chris Newell (20) as they passed their target in the 26th over.

Wilsden II never came close to victory at Cowling II, who made 223-7 after winning the toss, Adil taking 4-62.

The visitors were then rolled over for 55, with only Tanveer Hussain (18) and Adil (10no) reaching double figures.

Bingley Congs III are second in Division Four after a Sunday victory over Oakworth III at Wide Lane.

Congs had first knock, making 149-7, with Paul Sansom (38) and Jamie Teale (37) in the runs again, backed up by Asher Nutting (23no).

Yvonne Baines (3-37), Simon Webster (2-31) and Andy Copping (2-7) then restricted the hosts to 96.

Hepworth & Idle III scored two more runs than that but again that wasn’t enough for victory, this time at the Airedale Oval.

The home side made 134-9, with Daniel Moore taking 3-31 and Martin McCulley 4-28.

Best batters for Hepworth & Idle were Alex O’Connell (25), McCulley (28) and Nigel Benson (20).