Good Will hunting for the champions as Calov stars

Ryan Canning for Ribblesdale Wanderers in their game against Read
Ryan Canning for Ribblesdale Wanderers in their game against Read
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It was good Will hunting again for champions Clitheroe, as top thrashed bottom in the Houldsworth Ribblesdale League senior league at Chatburn Road on Saturday.

Will Calov followed up last week’s six-wicket haul against Cherry Tree with 7-25 as visitors Edenfield slumped from 19-0 to 56 all out.

Andy Perkins top scored with 14 from a stubborn 83 balls as Edenfield batted for 33.1 overs.

Andrew Rushton took three wickets when Clitheroe replied, including the scalp of professional Janaka Gunaratne for one, but Ali Ross hit an unbeaten 33 to steer the home side by seven wickets.

But the man of the weekend was again South African run machine Ryan Canning.

The Ribblesdale Wanderers professional found the Read attack to his liking at Church Meadow, but his fifth league ton of the campaign proved all to no avail.

Canning struck 105 not out from Wanderers’ 184, but Read replied with 185-4, helped by an unbeaten 66 from Michael Whalley.

Holders Read also made it to finals day of the league Twenty20 competition, to be held at Great Harwood, on Monday, August 31st, after beating Oswaldtwistle Immanuel by 24 runs at New Lane on Friday.

Captain Kyle O’Connor top-scored with 37, while Whalley added 24, and Joe Marshall 31 in Read’s 148-9.

Elliot Lowes then took 3-21, Richard Sharples 2-21 and Keegan Petersen 2-7 as Read claimed victory, despite a half-century from Australian professional Daniel Sartori.

In the other league matches on Saturday, Baxenden defeated Whalley by 53 runs, and Salesbury scored an eight-wicket victory over Brinscall, helped by an unbeaten 81 from Susantha Pradeep.

Baxenden totalled 222-6 against Whalley, with half centuries from Kurt Smithson and Mark Rishton, as Simon Gorton took 3-54 to take his tally to 51 for the season.

Whalley were dismissed for 169, despite 78 from Shah.

Salesbury restricted Brinscall to 172-8, of which 88 not out came from Lehann van Rensburg.

The Red Caps knocked off the target for the loss of two wickets, as Jason Rawson chipped in with 53, sharing 118 with Pradeep.