ELDWICK & Gilstead were the big climbers in Division One of the Timothy Taylor’s Craven League after winning at Glusburn.

The home side chose to bat, but were back in the pavilion for 105 as the wickets were shared around.

The match was in the balance when the twin villages were 67-6, but they were seen to victory by an unbroken partnership of 40 between Rob Unsworth (39 not out) and skipper Arnie Raistrick (23no).

The win moved E&G up three places to fourth, while Hepworth & Idle are still second after inflicting the latest defeat on defending champions Riddlesden at Grange Road.

The home side elected to field and Hepworth & Idle lost their last five wickets for 56 runs, but still totalled 199.

Keeper Luke Harland made 56 of those, while a 40-run partnership for the ninth wicket between Alex Robinson (20) and Richard Taylor (26no) was also key.  

Riddlesden started well in reply, but fell away to be dismissed for 183, with brothers Jonathan Robinson (3-52) and Alex Robinson (3-36) the chief wicket-takers.

Haworth Road Meths have dropped a place to fifth after losing by four wickets at leaders Gargrave.

Naseeb Ali (42) and Asad Rashid (25) made almost half of Meths’ 136, but Gargrave chased that down easily enough, despite Mohammed Sajjad taking 3-30.

Mohammed Sajjad bowled well for Haworth Road Meths, but his efforts were not enough to defeat leaders Gargrave. Mohammed Sajjad bowled well for Haworth Road Meths, but his efforts were not enough to defeat leaders Gargrave. (Image: John Ashton.)

Haworth have climbed off the bottom, swapping places with Wilsden after defeating them at West Lane.

Mudassar Riaz (4-27) did best with the ball for Wilsden as Haworth made 193-6, before Wilsden collapsed from 68-3 to 77 all out, Majid Jahangir top-scoring with 22.

Bowling Baptists continue to lead the way in Division Two, sneaking home in a tense match at the Airedale Oval.

Baptists could only score 106 after winning the toss, with the innings being dominated by Adnaan Shafique (44) as they improved from 38-5.

It was a good job that they did as well as Airedale made 94, having been 16-5, with new-ball duo Sohail Butt (5-28) and Muhammad Zulfiqar Khan (5-21) taking all the wickets.

Hepworth & Idle II remain rooted to the foot of the table after losing by six wickets to Sutton II at Westfield Lane.

The home side scored 109 after opting to bat, with captain Martin McCulley (42) the only batsman to really make an impression.

Sutton then won in the 31st over, surpassing that poor total with ease.

Bradford & Bingley III appear to have unearthed a fine prospect in 12-year-old Hugo Nolson, who scored 30 opening the innings.

He had watched a shutter of wickets fall from 28-1 to 37-5 as they tried to chase down 10-man leaders Cowling II’s 57 at Sandy Lane, but they got there in the 26th over to win by three wickets.

The chief wicket-takers before tea were Farhan Khaliq (3-5), Shahbaz Ahmed (3-10) and James Crossley (2-1).

Bingley Congs III became the latest victims of Sutton II’s production line of talent at Royd Hill, with the home side scoring 173-6 after winning the toss.

Fifth-placed Congs could then only score 90 in reply, despite 20 from young skipper Luka Atanaskovic.

Wilsden II conceded to Silsden II and remain in the relegation zone as a result.

Airedale II and Hepworth & Idle III swapped places in Division Four after sixth-placed Airedale won by 40 runs against fifth-placed Hepworth & Idle at Cambing.

Airedale made 82, a recovery from 14-4, as Zach Holland (3-19), Sam Bradbury (3-8) and Ellis Moore (2-8) all returned fine figures.

However, the third strings then made six ducks in being skittled for only 42.

Bowling Baptists II remain seventh, despite a one-wicket defeat at home to Haworth II.

The hosts scored 114, Khalid Mahmood leading the way with an unbeaten 30.

Haworth then went from 102-3 to 114-9, but their last pair got the single that was needed, despite Armaan Mahmood (3-2), Shazaid Yousaf (2-26), Mahmood (2-26) and Hamid Mehmood (2-21) doing all they could to thwart the visitors.