MATT Walker produced a sensational captain's innings, scoring an unbeaten century as Read claimed runners-up spot in Ribblesdale League Section A.

With Settle already crowned champions, Read capped a memorable season of their own by adding second place to their Ramsbottom Cup success - and Walker more than played his part as he guided his team to victory over Brinscall.

Walker claimed two wickets and a catch as Brinscall were dismissed for 173 then scored an unbeaten 106 - hitting seven sixes and seven fours - as Read won by nine wickets.

Having won the toss, Brinscall opted to bat and captain Liam Winstanley was equally as impressive as his Read counterpart, the opener carrying his bat scoring an unbeaten 102 - hitting 11 fours and two sixes.

But no-one could stick with him with only Jamie McVittie (32) the only other player to score double figures.

Luke Powell was the pick of the Read bowlers, claiming 4-34 with Walker (2-33) and Andrew Rushton (2-9) both contributing.

In reply, Read lost William Wrathall for 11 but fellow opener, Joel Duerden (40no) and Walker guided the home side to victory to secure second place.

Padiham and Salesbury were both in with a shout of taking second place had Read slipped up but both suffered defeats to Whalley and Settle respectively.

At Whalley, the home side were put in to bat and closed on 145-6 with Jack Edgar top scoring with 51. Declan Bailey (40) also impressed as Bailey Muldoon took 3-17.

Edgar then ripped through the Padiham batting attack, taking 7-41 as the visitors were dismissed for 95 - Rhys Marshall (23) and Jack Dewhurst (21) the only players to really get among the runs.

Salesbury were beaten by 54 runs at Settle. The champions were put in to bat and posted 146-9 with Ashen Silva top scoring with 73. Hashen Ramanayake (4-24) and Josh Bristol (3-31) with the pick of the Salesbury bowlers.

In reply, Salesbury were bowled out for 92 - Ramanayake (62) the only player to reach double figures.

Edward Read (5-33) and Silva (4-32) did the damaged with the ball.

Earby sealed promotion from Section B after a convincing eight wicket win over Baxenden who were skittled out for just 58 with Jovaun Van Wyngaardt (4-26) and Jake Hargreaves (4-29) the pick of the bowlers.

Earby reached their total inside seven overs for the lost of two wickets, Girvacques De Jager scoring 33.

Earby finish in second place behind Section B champions Barnoldswick who lost their final game of the season as Hassan Ali Fazal inspired bottom-of-the-table Feniscowles to victory.

The Fenny opener produced one of the biggest scores of the season - an unbeaten knock of 140 as the home side closed on 202-7.

Fazal then took 3-50 as Barnoldswick, who only had 10 players, closed on 110-9 with Jack Rietschel top scoring with 56.

Zuhaib Zaman took 3-49.

Ossie Immanuel, who won the Section A title last year only to be relegated this season, ended their season on a sorry note, losing by 112 runs to Cherry Tree.

Batting first at New Lane, the Blackburn side posted 198-8 with Jon Baldwin (74), Kelan Florentine (35) and Jack Woolridge (34) all in the runs.

In reply, Oliver Clare (26) and captain Levi Wolfenden (23) were the only players to score double figures as Ossie were dismissed for 86.

And Ribbledale Wanderers sealed an eight wicket win at Euxton.

Euxton were bowled out for 142 with Thomas Clutton (41) the pick of the home batsmen while Jordan Britcliffe finished with 4-22 for Wanderers.

Andrew Needham then scored an unbeaten 90, supported by Michael English (33), as Wanderers sealed victory in 23rd over.