Settle Cricket Club v Whalley Cricket Club

Settle Cricket Club v Whalley Cricket Club (20/20)

Settle Cricket Club returned to Ribblesdale Cricket League 20/20 action at Marshfield on Friday evenings as Whalley Cricket Club made the short trip over the boundary into North Yorkshire from Lancashire. Having seen their first game in this seasons competition at Ribblesdale Wanderers abandoned without a ball being bowled, the current runners-up were looking to get back to winning ways as they look to go one better this season.

Match officials Michael Bridges and Kevin Boyle called both captains into the middle in order to conduct the toss, which was won by the visiting captain Frankie Jackson who elected to field. The familiar partnership of Will Davidson & John Davidson opening the innings for the home side as they looked to set a big target for the visitors.

The visitors started well and took an early wicket when John Davidson was caught behind by Daniel Curran off the bowling of Richard Palmer for a duck after facing just five balls. This brought club professional Ashen Silva to the crease and alongside Will Davidson they put the match beyond Whalley Cricket Club in the opening ten overs of the match.

Will Davidson (Captain) was next to be dismissed after an outstanding innings scoring fifty-nine runs off just twenty-nine balls which included three (4’s) six (6’s) and a strike rate of 227%. He was finally bowled by Jonny Wardle and has he left the pitch you could he was still unhappy at the dismissal as it was the perfect opportunity to each a century.

James Snowden then joined Silva in the middle as the Sri Lankian continued his batting masterclass smashing the visitors around the pitch. Unfortunately, James Snowden was unable to add some big runs to his personal tally on this occasion hen he was caught by Richard Palmer in the deep off the bowling of Jonny Wardle for two runs, leaving Settle Cricket Club on 143-3.

Ashen Silva (Club Professional) was next to be dismissed after an outstanding innings scoring sixty-four runs off forty-nine balls which included six (4’s) three (6’s) and a strike rate of 130%. Silva was finally caught by Robbie Read off the bowling of Maxwell Seedall and was the second player in the side to make a half-century in the match.

There was a mixture of youth and experience at the end of the innings with Dante Niles and Eddy Read both at the crease for the final partnership. Dante Niles was excellent with the bat again scoring thirty-four runs from just twenty-two balls which included four (4’s) and a strike rate of 150%. Whilst at the other end Eddy Read made four runs from four balls which included one (4) as both players left the field unbeaten as Settle Cricket Club reached 196-5 off their twenty overs.

Whalley Cricket Club came into bat looking to make 197 runs from twenty overs to win the match, Frankie Jackson (Captain) and Ethan Jackson opened the batting for the visitors. However they found themselves in trouble after the first ball when Frankie Jackson edged the ball to Robbie Davidson who took the catch giving Eddy Read his first wicket of the match to make the score 1-1.

Cherran Thompson was next into bat for the visitors joining Ethan Jackson in the middle, however the duo found it difficult to get the ball away and score runs which added further pressure as the pair struggled to coup with the excellent bowling from Read and Snowden. As the pressure mounted Ethan Jackson made the decision to take a quick single only to see Cherran Thompson stand his ground in the crease, unfortunately for the home side the ball was thrown to the wrong end and by the time the ball reached Robbie Davidson to remove the bails, Jackson was back into his crease.

Cherran Thompson was next to be dismissed caught behind by Robbie Davidson off the bowling of Eddy Read for nine runs which included two (4’s). Thompson wicket started a mini batting collapse for the visitors with Robbie Read being dismissed for two runs and Maxwell Seedall going for just six runs, both wickets taken by Eddy Read. The second wicket of Seedall was an outstanding world class catch by John Davidson in the deep that can only be describe as “Catch of the Season”.

Jonny Wardle then arrived in the middle to support Ethan Jackson who had been at the crease since the start of the innings. After just six balls at the crease, Wardle went to hit Will Davidson back over his head only to find Harry Snowden in the deep who took the catch to dismiss Wardle for seven runs leaving the visitors 46-5.

As the visitors started to run out of overs, Ethan Jackson took the decision increase the visitors run rate. Unfortunately, he chose the wrong bowler and ball to try and smash to the boundary. Ashen Silva caught and bowled the opening batsmen for eighteen runs off twenty-fours balls leaving the visitors in big trouble on 59-6.

Thomas Cameron was next into bat joining Daniel Curran at the crease, but the partnership was short lived as Joseph Pickles clean bowled Curran for ten runs off seventeen balls. Jack Carruthers came to the middle but only managed a quick fire seven runs from thirteen balls before being bowled by Dante Niles.

This left Thomas Cameron and Richard Palmer not out for the visitors as Whalley Cricket Club reached eighty-eight runs from their twenty overs losing the match by 108 runs and giving the three points to the home side Settle Cricket Club.

Match Details

Settle Cricket Club – W.Davidson, J.Davidson, Silva, J.Snowden, Niles, R.Davidson, Read, H.Snowden, Pickles, Hulse, Phillipson

Whalley Cricket Club – F.Jackson, E.Jackson, Thompson, Read, Seedall, Wardle, Curran, Cameron, Carruthers, Palmer, Ainsworth

Umpires – Michael Bridges, Kevin Boyle

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