Barlick up and running in the Twenty20

Abdul Saddique hit 37 off 45 balls for Barnoldswick in their Twenty20 win over Padiham
Abdul Saddique hit 37 off 45 balls for Barnoldswick in their Twenty20 win over Padiham

Both Barnoldswick and Earby’s Ramsbottom Cup group two games were abandoned on Saturday.

Barnoldswick’s clash at home to Ribblesdale Wanderers on Saturday was washed out without a ball being bowled, and Earby’s tie against Settle at the Applegarth suffered the same fate.

And the clubs had mixed fortunes as the CBS Office Supplies Ribblesdale League’s Twenty20 competition got underway on Friday night.

Barnoldswick won by eight runs against Padiham at the Arbories, having closed on 134.

Opener Abdul Saddique hit 37 off 45 balls, after losing professional Shashrika Pussegolla for a golden duck.

But overseas amateur Patrick Turner added 39 at a run a ball.

Nathan Whitehead’s knock of 46 got Padiham’s run chase off to a good start, and former skipper Callum Clarke added 20 to the total.

However, Padiham suffered a collapse of epic proportions as Saddique took 1-26, Turner 2-21, Pussegolla 1-28, and Jonathan Beech 3-34.

Earby got their shorter format campaign off to a losing start, going down to Read by 39 runs at the Applegarth.

Michael Whalley was the pick of the visiting batsman when falling just one run short of his half-century as the Whalley Road amateur put on a 78-run partnership with Josh Lavin (42) for the third wicket, as the away side culminated the innings on 165.

The hosts never really got going in the reply, with wickets falling at regular intervals as Matt Walker continued his rich vein of form with the ball in claiming 2-11 from four overs,

Curtis Noone added 3-44 and Jamie Woodall added 2-26.

Richard Craddock top-scored with 22 for Earby, from 18 deliveries, while a number of other batsmen got starts but were unable to build on that.

Opener Josh Yates made 12, Nathan Taylforth 14, Luke Hipgrave 16, Jake Hargreaves 17, Nathan Hodge 18 and Safyan Ahmed 10, as the hosts finished on 126-9.

Barnoldswick host Earby in the league derby tomorrow, at 1-30 p.m., before, on Sunday, Earby host Oswaldtwistle Immanuel and Barnoldswick are at Feniscowles and Pleasington.

Earby are at home to Padiham in the Twenty20 competition on Friday evening, while Barnoldswick host Whalley, with play scheduled to start at 6-15 p.m.