Ribblesdale League round-up: Barlick move further ahead despite the rain (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Ribblesdale League round-up: Barlick move further ahead despite the rain
9:21am Monday 6th August 2012 in Sport
BARNOLDSWICK extended their lead at the top of the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League to 31 points – despite suffering the disappointment of seeing a fifth game of the season lost to the weather on Saturday.
Barlick were well set against Edenfield when the rain came down at Victory Park but their disappointment was tempered by the news from Back Lane as Read were beaten by Baxenden in the league’s game of the day.
Mohammed Jamal top scored with 55, while skipper Kyle O’Connor opened the batting and made 46 with professional Jordan Clark adding a solid 44 as Read posted 193-6 from their 45 overs.
Rain reduced the Baxenden target to 173 and they were well on their way when professional Kamran Younas hit 60 at the top of the order before a clatter of wickets put the game back in the balance.
However Andy Caunce used all his experience to make 28 and Danny Holland hit an unbeaten 25 as Bash got home to move within three points of Read.
Barlick were in fine form against Edenfield as they piled up 234-6 and then reduced the Gincroft Lane outfit to 41-3 when the heavens opened, while Clitheroe ensured their woes of a fortnight ago are all but a distant memory as they beat Padiham at Chatburn Road as the visitors fell 16 runs short after Paul Gaskell’s men had been bowled out for 152.
Great Harwood warmed up for their ECB National T20 quarter-final with an impressive win over Settle at The Cliffe.
Paul Houldsworth’s men dominated the game from the off and looked to be making short work of proceedings when they reduced the Dalesmen to 38-4. However they staged something of a recovery to be finally bowled out for 134.
Rain saw the Harwood target reduced to 125 and they duely got home with four wickets in hand as professional Syed Shahabuddin made a half century.
Lee Kearsley’s 65 not out was the mainstay of Whalley’s 168-9 in their match with Oswaldtwistle Immanuel at Station Road.
That looked an imposing total and when Simon Gorton got to work with the ball the target became even more distant for Immanuel.
He claimed 6-41 as Immanuel slipped to 115 all out.
Ribblesdale Wanderers chased a rain reduced target of 149 to beat Earby by six wickets at The Applegarth, while Salesbury claimed a notable win over Cherry Tree at Ribchester Road as they got home with six wickets in hand with professional Susantha Pradeep hitting a classy 84 to lead his side across the line in the match.