Settle Cricket Club v Salesbury Cricket Club (Ribblesdale Cricket League)
Settle Cricket Club returned to action at a sunny Marshfield against Lancashire rivals Salesbury Cricket Club as the home side looked to make it four consecutive victories following wins against Read, Oswaldtwistle Immanuel and Whalley Cricket Clubs.
Will Davidson (Captain) and Archie Phillipson opened the batting for Settle Cricket Club after the home side won the toss and elected to bat. It proved to be a difficult innings with the bat for Settle, which was due to some excellent bowling from the visitors who stopped the home side from building partnerships.
The visitors started well and took the early wicket of Will Davidson who was caught by Jack Stones off the bowling of Elliot Simpson for six runs. Davidson was just starting to find his form in the match after hitting an excellent boundary, unfortunately as he looked for the boundary again he was caught by Stones making the score 7-1.
Archie Phillipson was then joined at the crease by Ashen Silva but before they could build any sort of partnership, Phillipson was trapped LBW by Callum Broadman for just one run from fifteen balls leaving Settle Cricket Club 8-2.
Tom Davidson, who missed the game away at Whalley Cricket Club on the Saturday after being selected to play rugby for Yorkshire against Lancashire. Davidson joined Ashen Silva in the middle as the pair looked to build a partnership, Silva protected his wicket at one end whilst Tom Davidson took the game to the visitors scoring forty-one runs off fifty balls before being caught by Callum Broadman off the bowling of Lewis Pearson.
Salesbury Cricket Club started to put the home side under pressure as Ben Hulse arrived at the crease to support Ashen Silva. After playing and missing at few deliveries, it was time for the long walk back to the dressing room for Hulse who was clean bowled by Callum Broadman for a duck after facing just eleven balls, leaving the score 71-4.
Dante Niles (Young Overseas Player) was next into bat for the home side joining Ashen Silva at the crease, but they could only add a further three runs to the total before Silva was trapped LBW off the bowling of Lewis Pearson for sixteen runs from forty-nine balls, leaving the home side 74-5.
Faster bowler Harry Snowden joined Dante Niles in the middle as the duo started to add some runs the total, with Snowden defending his wicket and Niles looking to take the lead hitting a number of scoring runs including some much needed boundaries.
Kevin Boyle (Umpire) then got a little more involved in the match than he would have liked as Dante Niles went in search of another big boundary, trying to hit Broadhurst back over his head. However, the bowler managed to get his finger tips to the ball which then struck the umpire on the head as fell to the floor whilst stumbling to get out of the way of the match ball. Thankfully Mr Boyle was not hurt and was fine to continue the game much to the amusement of visiting wicketkeeper Tom Stones.
Settle then lost two quick wickets when Callum Broadhurst took the wicket of Harry Snowden (LBW) in his next over for just two runs off nineteen balls ending yet another partnership. Paul Dockerty then went for a duck after being bowled by Oliver Wetton leaving the home side in trouble at 93-7.
Eddy Read was next into bat for the home side joining Dante Niles in the middle, after facing seventeen balls making three runs before being caught behind by Tom Stones off the bowling of Liam Parkinson leaving the score 111-8. Dante Niles was the next batsman to be dismissed by the visitors having made thirty-seven runs from eighty-nine balls before being bowled by Liam Parkinson having hit three (4’s) and two (6’s).
James Snowden and Elliot Marklew finished the innings for the home side with James Snowden making thirteen runs from eighteen balls and finishing the innings not out, whilst Marklew made one run before being caught & bowled by Parkinson leaving the home side 134 all out. Once again as the players from both sides took tea, the ground staff at settle Cricket Club tended to the pitch first with a roller before sweeping the pitch and remarking the crease.
Salesbury Cricket Club arrived at the crease knowing they required 135 runs to inflict defeat on their Yorkshire rivals for the first time this season. Liam Parkinson and Connor Dale opened the batting for the visitors and had a difficult opening over as Eddy Read sent the ball passed the edge of the bat on at least four occasions in the opening over.
The Settle bowling attack didn’t waste any time as Eddy Read claimed the wicket of Liam Parkinson when he was caught by Ashen Silva for just four runs off just two deliveries the Salesbury 4-1. Next to the crease was Ben Riley but he could only manage one boundary before being trapped LBW for four runs by Eddy Read leaving the visitors 38-2.
Jack Stones then arrived at the crease to join Connor Dale who was now starting to see the ball really well and hitting a number of boundaries. However the opener was next to lose his wicket when he was clean bowled by Ashen Silva for twenty-eight runs from thirty-seven balls leaving the visitors 44-3.
Peter Richardson (Captain) then joined Jack Stones in the middle but the duo could only managed to add a further five runs to the total before Jack Stones was caught behind by Ben Hulse off the bowling of Eddy Read for just four runs making the score 49-4.
Lewis Pearson then came into bat and made a quick thirty-seven runs from fifty-nine balls before being caught and bowled by Ashen Silva, that left the visitors in trouble as the final five batsman only added a further twenty-one runs to the total leaving the visitors 116 all out and giving Settle Cricket Club the victory by eighteen runs.
Settle Cricket Club – W.Davidson, Phillipson, T.Davidson, Hulse, R.Davidson, Read, Silva, Niles, Fry, Snowden, Dockerty
Salesbury Cricket Club – Parkinson, Dale, Riley, Richardson, J.Stones, Pearson, T.Stones, Grantham, Wetton, Simpson, Boardman
Umpires – Nick Stratton, Kevin Boyle