All-rounder Kyle stars in victory

Barnoldswick captain, Luke Hodgson, bats against Padiham CC.
Barnoldswick captain, Luke Hodgson, bats against Padiham CC.

Barnoldswick continued their free-scoring form as they crushed Ribblesdale Wanderers on Saturday.

Kyle Marshall produced the best all-round contribution of the weekend in the Ribblesdale League, scoring 87 as Barlick made 244-4, before taking 5-38 as Wanderers were dismissed for 124, 120 runs short.

Abdul Saddique was also among the runs for Luke Hodgson’s side as he came within three runs of a fifth century of the season.

He put on 54 for the first wicket with his captain (29), and when brother Umar (4) lasted only two balls, Abdul and Marshall shared 155 for the third wicket.

Veteran Ian Britcliffe took the four wickets to fall, at a cost of 76 runs off 13 overs.

In reply, only Martin Briggs, with 32, provided much in the way of resistance as Wanderers were bowled out in the 38th over.

Sajid Akhtar took 2-18 off six overs, and there were also wickets for Jordan Howarth-Hynes and Abdul Saddique.

Meanwhile, Earby’s bid to beat the drop into Section B wasn’t helped by a 56-run defeat to Whalley.

Former Applegarth professional Simon Gorton took 5-31 as Earby were bowled out for 100, having dismissed Whalley for 156.

Jake Hargreaves took 3-35 and Lee Parkinson 4-40 for Earby, but skipper Matthew Haines, batting at 11, top-scored with 27 in reply.

All Sunday games in the Ribblesdale League were abandoned.