Earby skittled for 30 by Settle

Earby celebrate the wicket of Clitheroe pro Janaka Guneratne earlier in the season - but they've had little to celebrate recently
Earby celebrate the wicket of Clitheroe pro Janaka Guneratne earlier in the season - but they've had little to celebrate recently

After being dismissed for 17 by Clitheroe a week earlier, Earby suffered another humiliation against new Twenty/20 winners Settle on Saturday.

With extras top scorer on 12 and seven batsmen out for ducks, the Applegarth outfit were skittled for just 30 in pursuit of 127, having seen openers Chris Walton (7) and Lee Parkinson (5) put on 17 for the first wicket.

Ockert Erasmus took 5-8 and Asif Fazal 5-9 as Settle won by 96 runs.

Relegated Earby responded on Sunday, as they put up more of a fight against Oswaldtwistle Immanuel.

Earby were dismissed for 162, as Niall Heyes took 6-38.

Iain Clarkson hit 30, Parkinson 25, Martin Windle 16 and skipper Matthew Haines 36.

Immanuel won by seven wickets in reply, as Phil Howard hit 65.

Earby, at least, will have two league derby games to look forward to with Barnoldswick next season.

Barnoldswick ended the season fourth in Section B after a two-wicket defeat at winners Euxton at Balshaw Park, which sealed promotion for the hosts.

Kyle Marshall top-scored with 61 in the visitors’ 157 all out.

In reply, Euxton were indebted to an 82-ball 54 from Francois Haasbroek, as they got home off the final ball of the penultimate over, with three wickets to spare.

Euxton had been 10-2, after losing both openers Andrew Winrow without scoring, and Samuel Tolley for a single.