Pradeep inspires Red Caps to victory

Susantha Pradeep
Susantha Pradeep

Salesbury leapfrogged Brinscall in the Ribblesdale League table after a comprehensive 152-run win on Saturday.

Professional Susantha Pradeep (pictured) produced the headline performance, taking 8-24 off only 12 overs - including four maidens - to bowl the villagers out for 68, after the Red Caps had recorded a total of 220-7.

Openers Aneeq Hassan (52) and Jason Rawson (58) both hit half-centuries, putting on 84 for the first wicket, while Pete Blackman added 43, and Mohamed Shabaz finished unbeaten on 30.

Pradeep took eight wickets in Brinscall’s reply, while Shabaz mopped up the tail with 2-13 off 4.4 overs.

On Saturday, Salesbury entertain Settle, and are also at home on Sunday against Oswaldtwistle Immanuel.