Dougall shows his worth as Ribblesdale Wanderers crush Earby

IN THE GROOVE: Professional Ben Dougall hits out on his way to 123 in Ribblesdale Wanderers' 75-run win at Earby on Saturday

IN THE GROOVE: Professional Ben Dougall hits out on his way to 123 in Ribblesdale Wanderers' 75-run win at Earby on Saturday

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South Australian professional Ben Dougall showed his worth with 123 in Ribblesdale Wanderers win at Earby on Saturday.

Dougall’s century came in Wanderers’ 234-8, with Danny Kegg taking 5-83 for the hosts, who were then dismissed for 159.

The closest finish in Saturday’s fixtures came at Edenfield, where the home side won off the penultimate ball against Whalley.

Liam Bones had earlier taken 6-66 as Whalley reached 159-9, with Lee Kearsley making 52.

He then found himself facing the penultimate ball, and duly struck it to the boundary to earn Edenfield a one-wicket win. Paul Gallagher earlier hit 61, while Dave Howard took 5-55 for Whalley.

Read’s “Mr Reliable”, Jon Harvey, made 57 and claimed 6-51 as the visitors defeated Salesbury by 98 runs at Ribchester Road.

And Clitheroe crushed Settle by 171 runs.

Professional Kashif Siddique made 106, and Peter Dibb, back at Chatburn Road after a season with Nelson, added 57 as the locals made 260-8, before dismissing Settle for just 89.

The following day, Whalley went down by three wickets at home to Read. Whalley posted 128-8, as Rajiv Kumar top-scored with 32. Elliot Lowes took 6-60.

Read passed the targetas Joe Marshall made 43, and Mohammed Jamal 34.

Clitheroe won the other derby against Salesbury by 44 runs, after making 144-6.

And Ribblesdale Wanderers lost by one wicket to Baxenden after being out for 93.

Opener Charlie Jackson top-scored with 29 for Wanderers, with Dougall adding 18 as rain hit the game.