Whalley aiming to bounce back

Richard Palmer made 33 of Whalley's all out total of 94
Richard Palmer made 33 of Whalley's all out total of 94

After losing their 100% league record on Sunday, Whalley skipper Richard Lamb is determined to bounce back this weekend.

Whalley went down to a 91-run defeat at home to Oswaldtwistle, after Saturday’s game at Earby was washed out.

But Lamb’s men have a chance to respond at Settle on Saturday, before hosting Barnoldswick on Sunday.

Oswaldtwistle openers Oliver Jones and Phil Howard put on 106 for the first wicket, before Simon Gorton (5-50) and Sean Duckworth (2-44) helped peg them back to 185-7 after their 37 overs.

Whalley slipped to 9-4 in reply, before being dismissed for 94 - with former skipper Richard Palmer making 33 and Gorton 19 not out.

Lamb said: “We knew Sunday would be tough, but they got off to a good start and batted with positive intent. It was a decent score on a good pitch, but we were happy to peg them back from what was looking a score of 200-plus, with Simon and Sean bowling well.

“We needed a good start in reply, but their bowlers put in a good opening spell, and there was no way back from 9-4.

“We were always going to have a knockback, but we’ll focus and look to bounce back.”