HAWORTH Road Meths were third as recently as 2018 in Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One.

However, the Baildon Bottom side are more concerned with third from bottom at the moment, which is the position they occupy after trouncing cellar dwellers Sutton.

Meths, sent in, made 282-6, which was mainly down to Naseeb Ali (85) and keeper Fahim Khan (83), who added 68 for the fourth wicket before Khan put on 75 with Kristian Hargreaves (35no), who then added 61 unbroken with Rehan Ahmed (21no).

Sutton were dismissed for 127after tea, collapsing from 66-3 as Tom Kaznowski took 3-39 and Ahmed 5-31.

Meths have 78 points in tenth, with Ingrow on 67 and Sutton 40.

Leaders Bingley Congs tucked into a weak Ingrow attack at Beckfoot Lane, scoring 335-7, with dominant innings being played by opener George Hicks (92) and Neil Copping (117no).

Hicks, who hit 15 fours in his 83-ball stay, and new signing Charlie Ramsey (32) added 68 for the third wicket before Hicks put on 51 with Mohammad Adil (28), who then added 61 for the fifth with Copping.

The latter’s brutal knock lasted only 56 balls and contained 12 fours and nine sixes, finishing off by putting on 75 unbroken with Danny Pearson (23no).

Ingrow were then skittled for 67 in 15.4 overs as Matty Roberts continued his stellar season with 5-32, fellow paceman Harry Greenhalgh taking 2-19.

Hepworth & Idle lost a fractious match at Denholme by two wickets after making 150, skipper Simon Raistrick leading the scoring with 38, followed by Jonathan Robinson (25) and Mark Harland (33) as they recovered from 33-5.

Robinson then took 3-43 and Owen Price 2-32 in Denholme’s reply.

Wilsden were involved in the match of the day at home to Barrowford, who made 195, including a last-wicket partnership of 71 as Chris Longley took 5-33 and Ben Mitchell 3-56.

The hosts then needed a last-wicket stand of 12 to tie, which they managed, with Hasnat Bukhari (65), Sam Mitchell (48) and Chris Mitchell (22) perhaps deserving better.

Wilsden were 17-3 at one stage, but Bukhari and Sam Mitchell put on 84 for the fourth wicket, only for No 11 Ian Pacey to be lbw with the scores level.

In Division Two, Bingley Congs II won a vital relegation clash at Airedale.

Congs won the toss and made 220-6, including successive half-centuries from Andy Blackburn (50), Charlie Raistrick (54) and Tom Parker (50no), with Blackburn and Raistrick adding 105 for the fourth wicket and Tony Teale (18) and Parker 61 for the sixth.

Airedale were then dismissed for 144, with Jimmy Dennison taking 3-12, Jonny Teale 2-34 and Wajid Mahmood 2-29.

Congs are now 10th on 78, with Bradford & Bingley III 11th with 77.

They hosted leaders Riddlesden, who made 223, despite Farhan Khalid’s 4-35.

Bingley could then only score 96, with Daanyal Khan (28) and Ozair Ahmed (26no) adding late runs.

Hepworth & Idle II easily saw off Denholme II at Westfield Lane.

Denholme won the toss and batted, but could only score 88 as Dave Dunne took 4-39, John Bogue 3-4 and Muhammad Abdullah 2-10.

The hosts then lost just one wicket in passing their target in 22 overs, with Malcolm Kershaw 34 not out and skipper Micheal Newell 23 not out.

Wilsden II were handed a walkover by Long Lee II.

In Division Four, leaders Bingley Congs III, who need their second team to survive in Division Two if they win promotion (two teams from the same club cannot be in the same division), had a convincing win at Glusburn II.

Congs won the toss and scored 240-8. with the returning Ryan Baines scoring 101 not out, a typical knock that contained 12 fours and six sixes off just 66 balls.

Other contributors were Ali Asghar (34) and Jamie Teale (23) before the hosts replied with 178, Andrew Greenwood taking 4-37.

Hepworth & Idle III, proud that they have never crossed off from a fixture, were at Keighley III on Sunday, with the home side making 245-7.

The visitors then made a respectable 176-8, with opener Bradley Elliott scoring 32, Dave Matthews 66, including 12 fours, and Daniel Moore 27 not out.