No change at top as Clitheroe ease home

Clitheroe opener Neil Bolton gets a shot away against Brinscall
Clitheroe opener Neil Bolton gets a shot away against Brinscall

Despite the weather, there’s no change in the top two placings as Clitheroe and Settle were routine winners.

Champions Clitheroe defeated Brinscall by 74 runs at Chatburn Road.

The locals batted first and totalled 146-7 against a side which had beaten Settle last weekend, as Ali Ross top-scored with 58.

And in reply, Brinscall were dismissed for just 74, as Clitheroe eased to victory.

Salesbury’s Andrew Mercer claimed the day’s best analysis with 7-48 to help beat Cherry Tree by 60 runs at Preston Old Road.

Susantha Pradeep (55) and Liam Parkinson (42) shared a second-wicket stand of 90 in Salesbury’s 155-6.

Tree were then bowled out for 96, after Mercer’s heroics.

However, Ribblesdale Wanderers were beaten by four wickets by Oswaldtwistle Immanuel.

Wanderers totalled 129-5, before Daniel Metcalf helped guide Ossie past the target with four wickets down, top-scoring with 45.

This weekend, Clitheroe are at Padiham on Saturday and Barnoldswick on Sunday, Salesbury host Oswaldtwistle on Sunday, and Wanderers are at home to Read on Saturday and Euxton on Sunday.

l Clitheroe Cricket Club thank supporters for raising over £900 towards further redevelopment of their community club. Their inaugural supporters card scheme, supported by Bowland Brewery, has funded a new sofa and coffee tables.

The club is hoping to put the remainder of the monies raised towards a new set of mobile covers, and hopes to augment this through their Cover Drive investment fund, with £10 tickets so far raising a further £1,000.

The club hopes to triple this before the grand draw on Saturday, July 11th, where it is anticipated that one winning investor will be rewarded with a prize pot of around £500.

Tickets can be purchased from any committee member.

The club would also like to thank those who supported the recent Twenty20 game Waddington, including Bowland Brewery, Dawsons Department Stores and DS Decorating, with £291 donated to Cancer Research UK.