THERE were plenty of calculations to be done as the quarter-finals of the Ribblesdale Cricket League’s Twenty20 competition began to take shape.

The outcome of Group Two saw officials diving into the rule book to decide the final league standings.

Salesbury’s win over Euxton, bowling them out for just 70 and winning with five overs to spare, saw them top the table.

Sam Bristol took 3-9 and Callum Boardman 3-14.

Salesbury are guaranteed a home game in the last eight while a 31-run defeat for Brinscall at Cherry Tree saw them finish second and the Preston Old Road club give themselves a shot at the last eight.

Cherry Tree posted 151-9, Jake Willacy making 37 and Charlie Elwood 30 while Shehan Weerasinghe chipped in with 3-27.

With Brinscall 105-4 in reply the game looked in the balance but Kelan Florentine’s 4-19 took his side to victory.

Cherry Tree were however one of four clubs to finish on four points after five games along with Euxton, and Feniscowles and Baxenden after the former beat the latter in their final group game.

That meant head-to-head records were taken into account with Feniscowles, third in the final table, and Baxenden, fourth, qualifying for the quarter-finals after the sums were done.

Group One still has a round of fixtures to go.

Read have already qualified and will get a home quarter-final, their latest victory coming against Barnoldswick.

They were eight-wicket winners with seven overs to spare, Barlick bowled out for 100 despite 43 off 29 balls from Chalana De Silva. Jamie Woodall, 3-33, did most of the damage.

Luke Jongwe’s unbeaten 39 then helped his side to victory.

Whalley, third, put the pressure on second-placed Earby with a 26-run win.

They made 132-4 batting first with Jack Edgar top scoring with 44.

In reply Martin Windle was unbeaten on 29 with Maxwell Seedall’s 3-22 key to Whalley’s win.

Settle are fourth after a six-wicket win over Padiham.

Padiham were restricted to 88-6 with Callum Clarke’s 47 not out a lone hand. Ashen Silva was then unbeaten on 38 not out to see his side home.

Padiham are bottom of the standings but can still qualify. They host Earby in the final round with Whalley welcoming Read and Ribblesdale Wanderers at home to Settle.