Ribblesdale wandering towards the drop

Charlie Jackson's are in serious threat of being relegated
Charlie Jackson's are in serious threat of being relegated

Ribblesdale Wanderers recovered from their defeat at Oswaldtwistle Immanuel to upset Settle at Marshfield on Sunday.

Dismissed for the second time in two days for under 100, Wanderers must have feared the worst.

Instead, Mark Thompson claimed 6-29 to help skittle Settle for 71.

Charlie Jackson’s side, however, remain in serious threat of being relegated to the Ribblesdale Cricket League’s bottom tier.

The crushing seven-wicket loss to Oswaldtwistle Immanuel at New Lane means that Wanderers are now 12 points from safety with only five fixtures remaining.

And their challenge shows no signs of easing as they host champions Clitheroe at Church Meadow on Sunday after sitting out Saturday’s set of matches.

Andreas Sudnik did the damage for the home side on Saturday with figures of 6-29.

The severity of Wanderers’s form was epitomised by the top-scoring pair of Mick Clarkson and Ian Britcliffe who registered 13 runs apiece in a meagre total of 67.

The hosts toppled that target within 18 overs.

But overseas amateur Ben Dougall set the tone with the bat against Settle in a knock of 44.

Thompson did the rest alongside seasoned bowler Britcliffe who took 3-41 to seal a 22-run triumph.