Settle Cricket Club v Ribblesdale Wanderers Cricket Club (20/20 Group 2)
Ribblesdale Wanderers Cricket Club arrived at Marshfield yesterday for the first fixture in the Ribblesdale Cricket League 20/20 (Group Two) match against Settle Cricket Club. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first on a warm but overcast evening in Yorkshire.
Ribblesdale Wanderers captain and wicketkeeper Ryshon Williams opened the batting alongside Eddie Steinson as the visitors made a strong start to the game. The first wicket of the evening was that of Steinson who made seventeen runs from sixteen balls, which included three (4’s) before being caught by Simon Tarbox off the bowling of Eddy Read.
Andrew Needham was next to the crease for the visitors as he looked to build a strong partnership with captain Ryshon Williams. As the pair started to add some runs to the visitors total with Needham scoring a couple sixes before Williams was caught by Alex Gould off the bowling of Ashen Silva for eleven runs.
Mack Spencer was next into bat for Ribblesdale Wanderers, but his time at the crease was short-lived as he was bowled for a golden duck by Dante Niles. This brought Bilal Ahmed to the crease, but his time in the middle only last an over before he was caught and bowled by Dante Niles for two runs.
Ribblesdale Wanderers then had another good spell as new batsman Gary Barker joined Andrew Needham in the middle, as the pair added some much needed runs to the visitors total. However, just as the two batsmen started to take control Needham was caught by Will Davidson off the bowling of Tom Davidson having made forty-five runs from thirty five balls, which included three (6’s) and one (4).
Callum Spink-Baines joined Barker at the crease with just three overs remaining in the visitors innings, as both players started to look for the big scoring shots. Unfortunately Barker was dismissed attempting another big shot, when he was caught by Dante Niles from the bowling of Tom Davidson. Barker made thirty-one runs from twenty-one balls which included two (6’s) and one (4).
Jordan Britcliffe, who had joined Callum Spink-Baines at the crease in the final over went on to make three runs from five balls, whilst Callum Spink-Baines was dismissed (run-out) off the final ball of the innings by Ben Hulse. Leaving the visitors Ribblesdale Wanderers on 124 for 7 from their twenty overs.
Settle Cricket Club started their innings looking to make 125 runs (6.25) an over to win the first 20/20 match of the season. Alex Gould and Will Davidson opened the batting for the home side and went straight on the attack, scoring over ten runs in the opening over.
After making an excellent start to the innings scoring twenty-five runs from just thirteen balls. Alex Gould was caught behind by Ryshon Williams off the bowling of Ian Britcliffe, his innings included two (4’s) and one (6). Ashen Silva (club professional) was next to the crease as he looked to build a partnership with captain Will Davidson.
It was the skipper that lost his wicket next after an outstanding knock with the bat, making sixty runs off just thirty balls which included seven (4’s) and three (6’s). Will Davidson was finally caught by George Kerr off the bowling of Ryshon Williams.
Tom Davidson was next in the middle for the home side as he looked to continue the fast run rate, scoring a quick fire fifteen from just eighteen balls. He was also finally caught by George Kerr off the bowling of Ryshon Williams. It was left to Ashen Silva and Dante Niles to complete the home sides innings, with both players finishing not out as Settle Cricket Club reached 125 for 3 wickets winning the match by seven wickets.
Settle Cricket Club – Gould, West, Silva, T.Davidson, Tarbox, Niles, W Davidson, Read, Sumner, Hulse, Snowden
Ribblesdale Wanderers – Williams, Steinson, Needham, Spencer, B.Ahmed, Barker, Spink-Baines, J.Britcliffe, S.Ahmed, Kerr, I.Britcliffe
Umpires – John Pearson, John Whalley