Barnoldswick enjoy nine-wicket win in rain-affected derby clash

Barnoldswicks keeper Johnny Hall stumps Sam Parry of Earby off the last ball of the innings for 41, making them all out					Pictures: Peter Naylor
Barnoldswicks keeper Johnny Hall stumps Sam Parry of Earby off the last ball of the innings for 41, making them all out Pictures: Peter Naylor
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Barnoldswick won the CBS Office Supplies Ribblesdale League derby with Earby at Victory Park by nine wickets on Saturday.

In a rain-affected game, the visitors were all out for 152 in 34 overs, before the hosts knocked off their reduced target for the loss of one wicket, inside 20 overs.

Barnoldswick's Paddy Turner sees his ball flash past the outside edge of Richard Craddock to the keeper

Barnoldswick's Paddy Turner sees his ball flash past the outside edge of Richard Craddock to the keeper

Earby were inserted, with storms expected, and former Barlick skipper Matt Nutter and Martyn Windle put on 34 for the first wicket, only to both fall within a run of each other.

Nutter was caught behind by John Hall for 22 off overseas amateur Paddy Turner, before Windle handed John Pickup a catch for 11, again off the Australian.

Luke Hipgrave hit 11 before becoming professional Shashrika Pussegolla’s first of six victims, and skipper Matt Garner followed shortly after for six, as Turner claimed his third scalp.

Sam Parry and Richard Craddock shared 59 for the fifth wicket, with the latter making 35 off 33 balls before Pussegolla struck again.

Johnny Beech just fails to make a caught and bowled from Richard Craddock

Johnny Beech just fails to make a caught and bowled from Richard Craddock

Parry would be last man out as he anchored the innings, with wickets falling at the other end.

Parry was stumped by Hall off Pussegolla off the final ball, for 41, with Earby on 152.

Pussegolla ended with 6-45 off 14 overs, and Turner added 4-43 off 13.

Abdul Saddique steered Barlick past the target with an unbeaten 64 off 68 balls, after putting on 52 for the first wicket with Amir Saddique (16).

Nabil Ahmed finished unbeaten on 21 from 27 balls, with Ryan Levy taking the only wicket.

The sides meet again in the Twenty20 competition at Victory Park tonight, before clashing tomorrow in the Ramsbottom Cup, also at Victory Park.

Barnoldswick were also victorious on Friday and Sunday. On Friday, they beat Whalley at home in the Twenty20 by 18 runs, after Abdul Saddique (61) and Pussegolla (64 not out) helped them out to 166-4.

Abdul Saddique and Turner both took two wickets in reply as Whalley were restricted to 148-6.

Then on Sunday in the league, Barlick hit 267-6 at Feniscowles, with Abdul Saddique (90) and Pussegolla (80) again among the runs.

Feniscowles were bowled out for 215, as Turner took 3-57, Saddique 2-23 and Pussegolla 4-67.

Earby beat Padiham by 26 runs at the Applegarth in the Twenty20, as opener Nutter hit 62, with Luke Hipgrave 64 not out.

They lost by 47 runs in the league at Oswaldtwistle on Sunday.

Levy took 4-58 as Ossie closed on 234-8, and Hipgrave hit 86 as Earby closed on 193-9 in reply.