Ribblesdale are relegated

Ian Britcliffe
Ian Britcliffe

Ribblesdale Wanderers were relegated to section B after their defeat at Baxenden on Saturday.

Wanderers were hoping for a Settle victory over rivals Oswaldtwistle Immanuel, which the league runners-up secured by eight wickets, but the Church Meadow side couldn’t help their own cause at Back Lane.

Asif Iqbal hit an unbeaten century out of 194-9, as the evergreen Ian Britcliffe took 6-75 to take his tally to 57 wickets for the season.

But the Ramsbottom Cup winners were dismissed for just 130, despite 56 from Brannon Varley as Baxenden won by 64 runs

Cherry Tree and Earby are promoted to section A next season, replacing Wanderers and Barnoldswick; the latter being unable to fulfil Sunday’s fixture against their fellow strugglers.