Settle Cricket Club v Salesbury Cricket Club (Ribblesdale Cricket League)
Having won the Ribblesdale Cricket League Championship a fortnight ago Settle Cricket Club welcomed Salesbury Cricket Club to Marshfield for the final league fixture of the season. In excellent conditions it was the visitors that won the toss and elected to field.
Danyl Husbands and John Davidson opened the batting for Settle Cricket Club and after a quick single in the first over, John Davidson was dismissed caught & bowled by Hashen Ramanayake after just two balls leaving the home side one for one.
Club professional Ashen Silva was next into bat and he stayed at the crease for nearly all of the innings, top scoring with seventy-three runs which included five (4’s) and three (6’s) from one hundred and twenty-five balls. He was eventual dismissed as Callum Boardman bowled him with a couple of overs remaining.
Danyl Husbands’ was the second wicket to fall as Ramanayaket claimed his second victim when he clean bowled Husbands for sixteen runs, which included one (4) to make the score twenty-one for two. Will Davidson (Captain) was next into bat and he had just got himself in scoring two excellent boundaries before being bowled by Bristol for twelve runs.
The visitors took two quick wickets, the first was that of Eddy Read who faced nine balls and scored one run before being stumpted by Tom Stones off the bowling of Josh Bristol. The next week to fall was that of Simon Tarbox who made five runs from twenty-three balls before being caught by Joe Rawlinson as Josh Bristol took his third wicket of the day.
Benjamin Hulse was next to crease and working alongside Ashen Silva he created a great partnership in the middle, adding fifty-six runs to the score before Hulse was bowled by Hashen Ramanayake for twelve leaving Settle one hundred and twenty-six for six.
Hashen Ramanayake then took his fourth wicket of the afternoon when Daniel Strickland was caught by Callum Boardman for a duck, which brough Adam Strickland to the crease, but he was bowled by Callum Boardman for a golden duck as the home side reached one hundred and forty-six from their forty-five orders.
Salesbury had some impressive figure with Hashen Ramanayake taking four wickets for twenty-four runs from fourteen overs which included five maidens. Josh Bristol added a further three wickets for thirty-one runs from nine overs, whilst Callum Boardman took two wickets for thirty-fours runs again from nine overs.
Settle Cricket Club took to the field and produced one of the best bowling performances of the season. Eddy Read and Ashen Silva were simply outstanding with the ball, dismissing the visitors between them in just twenty-five overs for ninety-two runs.
Eddy Read started the vistors collapse, when clean bowled Jarryd Clements for a duck after just seven bowls at the crease, he quickly followed that with a second wicket when he trapped Liam Parkinson lbw for just one run making the visitors five for two.
Hashen Ramanayake was next to the crease for Salesbury Cricket Club and much like Ashen Silva he stay in the middle for most of the visitors innings scoring sixty-one from just sixty-five balls before being caught by Will Davidson off the bowling of Eddy Read.
Joe Rawlinson hung around for just over two over before being bowled by Eddy Read, which brought Salesbury Captain Peter Richardson to the cease but he was quickly dismissed lbw by Ashen Silva for a duck.
Andrew Mercer then become the visitor second highest scorer making just eight runs from seventeen bowls before being bowled by Ashen Silva. Next to the cease was Jim Atherton who made six runs before making the wrong decision going for a run that was never on and he was run out by Eddy Read, leaving the visitors seventy-one for six.
Tom Stones, Callum Boardman, Josh Bristol and Lewis Gregson added a further four runs between them as Salesbury were all out for ninety-two runs. The home sides bowling figures made excellent reading with Eddy Read taking five wickets for thirty-three runs from thirteen overs, which included four maidens. Ashen Silva took four wickets for thirty two runs from seven overs.
The final words of the afternoon fell to Settle Cricket Club Chairman Andrew Davidson (Pictured above with Will Davidson (Captain) and Ashen Silva (Professional) who paid tribute to the squad for winning the 2019 Ribblesdale Cricket League for only the eighth time in the clubs history.
Settle Cricket Club – Husbands, J.Davidson, Silva, W.Davidson, Read, Tarbox, Hulse, D.Strickland, Pickles, A.Strickland, Handy
Salesbury Cricket Club – Parkinson, Clements, Ramanayake, Rawlinson, Mercer, Richardson, Atherton, Stones, Boardman, Bristol, Gregson
Umpires – Kevin Boyle & Bob Martland