Read beat champions but pay the price for inconsistent displays

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A sensational bowling display from Frank Barden helped Read record an impressive victory over rivals Clitheroe.

Barden finished with figures of 6-28 as his side bowled out Clitheroe for just 80.

Joe Marshall (56) had earlier helped Read reach 168 for 8 off their 39 overs.

He was well supported by Keegan Peterson (24), Ben Gorton (22) amd Kyle O’Coonor (22).

The day before it was Read who had been on the end of a bowler in devastating form.

Oswaldtwistle managed 172-8 with Elliot Lowes, Warren Eastham and Peterson all picking up two wickets apiece.

Read could only manage 95 in reply as Andrew Metcalf took 8-44. Thomas Turner top scored for Read with 29 while O’Connor made 19.