MEWIES Solicitors Craven League newcomers Bowling Baptist have won the Division Three championship.

The Manningham-based side triumphed by 52 runs at Cononley, who have also been promoted, but were the only team to have a chance of denying them the silverware on the final day of the season.

Cononley won the toss and chose to field, dismissing the visitors for 120, who had only four players in double figures, led by opener Shahbaz Ishaq (38).

However, the hosts only had two players in double figures in reply, being castled for 68 as Ishaq (3-22), Shazaid Yousaf (2-12), Ishtiaq Raza (2-14) and Ayaan Munawar (2-7) gained control.

Bingley Congs III, who had conceded their previous three fixtures, at least got back on the field at Menston Crompark, who made 147 after being sent in, Sarfraz Mahmood (4-17) leading the attack well.

But only Mahmood (33) and Tahir Arshad (13) made double figures in the reply as Congs were dismissed for 78, ending the season in fifth when they might have been third.

Wilsden II finished off by entertaining Keighley III, who made 133 after being sent in, Luke Stableford taking 5-35.

Stableford then completed an outstanding match by scoring 44 but lacked support as his team were dismissed for 100.

In Division One, tenant beat landlord as Eldwick & Gilstead handed champions Riddlesden only their second league defeat of the season.

Riddlesden batted first and made 216, with Kieren Temprell (4-36), Ajeet Singh (3-25) and Chris Child (2-59) among the wickets.

But the win villages then timed their run chase to a nicety, winning by seven wickets off the first ball of the 44th over.

Child led from the front with 98 off 104 balls, including 11 fours and four sixes, and he put on 146 for the second wicket with Rob Unsworth (49) before Mihir Dighe (45no) and Matthew Sharp (25no) completed the job.

E&G finished the campaign in sixth, but two places above them were Hepworth & Idle, who were well beaten by visitors Haworth.

Haworth made 178 after winning the toss, Harry Pinkney bagging 3-48 on a day when the wickets were shared around, but the Westfield Laners could only then make 72, with No.9 Alex Robinson scoring 26.

Haworth Road Meths, who finished seventh, ended on a high with a home win over relegated Sutton, and it was a red-letter day for Meths opener Naseeb Ali, who batted through 41 overs to score 103 not out.

Muhammad Sajjad (4-28) then led a potent four-man attack as Sutton were dismissed for 98.

Wilsden lost by 94 runs at Denholme but knew that they were already safe.

All seven Wilsden bowlers took wickets in Denholme’s 193-9, with the visitors then being back in the pavilion for 99, captain Sam Mitchell top-scoring with 23.

Hepworth & Idle II and Bradford & Bingley III both fell to promotion-chasing teams in Division Two.

Captain Mark Davies made 25 not out at No.9 to help elevate Hepworth & Idle to 92, but eventual champions Bradley won by eight wickets in the 14th over.

Bingley were dismissed for 98 at Sandy Lane, Shahbaz Ahmed scoring 21, with runners-up Glusburn winning by seven wickets in the 27th over.

Bowling Baptist II ended a solid campaign in Division Four by finishing third but lost to runners-up Silsden II in their final game.

No 11 Imran Muzafar (20no) was the top scorer in Baptist’s 96 after they were sent in, the Cobbydalers winning by eight wickets in the 32nd over.

Hepworth & Idle III lost a low-scoring encounter at home to Ingrow II, who made 112 after winning the toss, Ellis Moore taking 4-38.

The third XI were then skittled for 68, with only two players making double figures.