SETTLE began their defence of the Ribblesdale Senior League title with a convincing 87-run residence win towards Learn. Alex Gould hit a speedy 24 for the Marshfield males earlier than three fast wickets fell, bringing Robbie Davidson (29) to affix his brother John for a 77-run partnership which fashioned the spine of the innings.
John Davidson carried on from the place he left off final season because the league’s most prolific run scorer by posting 81 from 118 balls, together with seven fours and two sixes. This adopted an unbeaten half-century towards Morecambe final week.
The innings ended with a flourish as Barbadian Abroad Newbie Dante Niles (!7) and Ryan Sumner (27) propelled Settle to a hefty 211-8 from 45 overs.
Eddy Learn is one other stand-out participant from final season who has seemingly wintered nicely, steaming in for 15 overs to take 4-35 because the guests made their reply.
His opening accomplice in tempo, Harry Snowden (2-35), lived as much as his early promise by bowling Learn’s professional Mansoor Amjad cheaply because the guests’ innings began to falter.
Spinner Ashen Silva (3-32) then tied down the decrease order, decreasing Learn to 124 all out with seven balls to spare and handing 12 factors to Settle.
The Dalesmen’s 2nd XI put icing on the cake by beating Learn in Division One. Archie Phillipson (20) and John Tarbox (30) took Settle to 137 all out, Tarbox then returning 4-23 as Learn fell for 122.
Settle chairman Andrew Davidson was delighted however not shocked by the begin to the season. “We put out 4 totally different groups this weekend with nearly all native gamers. Our 4 junior sides have been the supply for this success.”
He added, “Settle is bursting on the seams with gamers, so choice is an actual headache, however not one I’ll complain about! We’re additionally beginning a Ladies’s XI with six fixtures in prospect so there may be lots for the group to take pleasure in as we emerge from lockdown.”