Settle Cricket Club v Burnley Cricket Club

Settle Cricket Club v Burnley Cricket Club (Lancashire Cup – 1st Round)

Settle Cricket Club returned to action on Sunday in the Lancashire Cup (1st Round) at Marshfield against Burnley Cricket Club. The fixture was a repeat of last seasons match when the two sides faced each other in the quarter-final stage of the competition at Turf Moor, were the Lancashire side went through to the next round via a ball off after rain prevented the match starting.

Once again the weather played its part in the match with a mixture of sunny spells and rain throughout the afternoon. Burnley Cricket Club won the toss and elected to bat first with Bedford and Marshall opening the innings for the visitors, the duo started to build a decent partnership before Bedford was dismissed for seven runs caught by Tom Davidson off the bowling of Eddy Read leaving the score 22-1.

Joe Marshall was then joined at the crease by Mqasim Shah and the pair added another ten runs to the scoreboard before Marshall was dismissed trying to hit the ball to the boundary, caught by Tom Strickland off the bowling of Eddy Read for fifteen. In his very next over, Read struck again this time clean bowling Ockert Erasmus for just two runs leaving the visitors 32-2.

Chris Burton (Wicketkeeper) was next into bat for the visitors joining Shah in the middle and both players made a few decent shots as they built up a mini partnership facing over fifty deliveries. However the partnership was broken with a change of bowler as Will Davidson took the ball for the home side and had Shah caught by Tom Strickland for eighteen runs from twenty-three balls.

Next to the crease for the visitors was Daniel Pickup (Captain) who came together with Chris Burton and the duo started to add a few runs to the scoreboard, between the two players they faced sixty-eight balls in the innings. However, Chris Burton was next to lose his wicket when he was clean bowled by Tom Davidson for seventeen runs off thirty-two balls which included two (4’s) and a strike rate of 53%.

Joe McCluskie came in next for Burnley but he only managed to stay at the crease for one over before being trapped LBW off the bowling of Will Davidson for a duck, which left the visitors 93-6. Tom Lawson then came to the middle to join Daniel Pickup and the pair added another nine runs before Pickup was dismissed caught byJames Snowden off the bowling of Dante Niles.

Tom Lawson was dismissed for twenty-four runs off fifty-eight deliveries before being caught behind by Robbie Davidson off the bowling of Harry Snowden. The Burnley tail end managed a further twenty runs to leave the visitors 153 all out at the interval.

As the players broke for tea attention in the crowd switch to Turf Moor as the Clarets needed to win the last game of the season against Newcastle United to stay in the Premier League. Sadly for Burnley they lost the match 2-1 and were relegated to the Sky Bet Championship.

Once again the ground staff at Marshfield did an outstanding job to produce yet another excellent playing surface for the match against Burnley Cricket Club. During the interval the team completed some running repairs to the pitch having used the small roller they swept and remarked the crease.

Will Davidson (Captain) and John Davidson opened the innings for Settle Cricket Club as the home side looked to beat the target of 153 set by the visitors to reach the second round of the Lancashire Cup. John Davidson was the first to go for a duck after facing three balls caught behind by Burton off the bowling of Tom Lawson.

James Snowden was next into bat for the home side joining Will Davidson at the crease as the pair looked to add runs to the scoreboard. Unfortunately, Lawson had other ideas for the visitors and he struck again in his next over, as Will Davidson was caught behind by Burton for nine runs off eighteen balls which included two (4’s).

Tom Davidson then joined James Snowden at the crease as the duo looked to build a partnership in the middle. Both players protected their wicket well but runs were difficult to come by as Tom Lawson and Liam Bedford produced some outstanding bowling in the opening part of the innings. Bedford took his first of three wickets when Tom Davidson was caught behind for thirteen off thirty-seven deliveries, to make the score 37-3.

James Snowden who top scored with the bat was next to be dismissed caught & bowled by Bharat Tripathi or eighteen runs off sixty-six balls, which included three (4’s). This was the first of three quicks wickets by the visitors also dismissed Dante Niles and Ryan Sumner for just two runs leaving the home side on 56-6.

Tom Strickland made a welcome returned to the first team after spending over a year managing Settle United Football Club in the East Lancashire Football League. He was joined at the crease by Robbie Davidson, but the visitors bowling attack were having a good afternoon, when Shah caught Tom Stickland off the bowling of Ockert Erasmus for six runs and Robbie Davidson went for a duck bowled by Erasmus making the score 63-8.

The visitors finished off the home side batting, when Harry Snowden was caught behind off the bowling of Ockert Erasmus for four runs whilst Ben Hulse was caught behind by Chris Burton for just two runs of the bowling of Liam Bedford. This left Eddy Read not out on ten runs and Settle Cricket Club all out for 77 runs giving the visitors the win by 76 runs and a place in the second round of the Lancashire Cup.

Settle Cricket Club return to action this weekend with a 20/20 match against Whalley Cricket Club at Marshfield on Friday evening. Then the following day the team will make the short trip to Earby Cricket Club as they return to Ribblesdale Cricket League action.

Match Details

Settle Cricket Club – W.Davidson, J.Davidson, J.Snowden, T.Davidson, Niles, T.Stickland, Sumner, H.Snowden, R.Davidson, Read, Hulse

Burnley Cricket Club – Bedford, Marshall, Shah, Erasmus, Burton, Pickup, McCluskey, Lawson, Tomlinson, Tripethi, Holding

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