Ribblesdale Wanderers slip to third league loss!

Ribblesdale Wanderers remain rooted to the bottom of the league
Ribblesdale Wanderers remain rooted to the bottom of the league
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It was another weekend to forget for Ribblesdale Wanderers as they slipped to their third defeat from four league outings against Baxenden.

Charlie Jackson’s side remain anchored at the bottom end of the table after enduring a four-wicket loss at Back Lane.

John Rain top-scored for the away side with 40 in their 131-run total, while Jake Sunderland and overseas amateur Ben Dougall contributed knocks of 25 and 17 respectively.

In response, Jordan Britcliffe, son of 2013 League Player of the Year Ian, claimed three scalps at the excpense of 18 runs from a 4.2 over spell.

He claimed the wickets of Baxenden paid man Mohammed Asif Iqbal, who fired 51 for the hosts, Ben Swindells and Matthew Austin.

• Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale Cricket League fixtures for Saturday, May 24th: Baxenden v Read; Brinscall v Great Harwood; Brooksbottom v Barnoldswick; Clitheroe v Padiham; Earby v Whalley; Ribblesdale Wanderers v Cherry Tree; Salesbury v Oswaldtwistle Immanuel; Settle v Euxton. Free weekend: Edenfield.

Fixtures for Sunday, May 25th: Barnoldswick v Earby; Clitheroe v Ribblesdale Wanderers; Edenfield v Brooksbottom; Euxton v Brinscall; Great Harwood v Baxenden; Padiham v Read; Salesbury v Cherry Tree; Whalley v Oswaldtwistle Immanuel. Free weekend: Settle.