Brooksbottom end search for victory against Wanderers

Ribblesdale Wanderers opening batsmen Alistair Marsh in action against Padiham.
Ribblesdale Wanderers opening batsmen Alistair Marsh in action against Padiham.

Paul Hopton hit three figures as Brooksbottom registered their first league win of the campaign against Ribblesdale Wanderers.

Horton carried his bat for exactly 100 with 12 fours in his 122-ball stay at the crease as Brox reached 224 in 44.3 overs. Mohsan Iqbal made 29 in support.

Wanderers’ reply was soon in trouble thanks to Iqbal and Zeb Qureshi.

Ryan Canning made 29 but the pair each claimed five wickets from 14 overs to dismiss the visitors for only 91, though Brooksbottom remain bottom of Section B.

Tomorrow night Wanderers host Clitheroe in the Twenty20 competition, and on Saturday are at Oswaldtwistle in the league.