RIBBLESDALE Wanderers remain unbeaten in the Ribblesdale League after making it three wins out of three after sealing victory at Cherry Tree.

The home side won the toss and elected to bat and opener Jon Baldwin shone in the sunshine with an impressive 46.

But other than Joseph Ince, who made 23, all the other batsman struggled and Cherry Tree were 122 all out.

Ian Britcliffe took 4-22 and David Steinson 3-17.

A potential shock looked possible when Wanderers lost their highly rated top five with less than 50 on the board with James Cuff taking 2-29 and Robert Ince 3-19.

However, Gary Barker (38 not out) and Alistair Marsh (30) steadied the ship and enabled Ribblesdale to win by four wickets with plenty of overs in hand.

They top the table with 36 points ahead of champions Settle who came out on top against Padiham, who like Wanderers, were the only other unbeaten teams going in to week three.

However, it was a day to forget for Padiham, who batting first, were bowled out for 59 on a difficult pitch.

Settle also struggled to make runs but reached the required total for the loss of five wickets to win and keep the pressure on Wanderers at the top.

Feniscowles made it two wins out of three with victory over Earby.

Fenny batted first and most of their top order made contributions – Waqar Rafique (23), Mini Bhada (34), Abrar Hussain (41) and Mo Bhada (27) – meaning they looked set for a large total at 157-5 but collapsed to 178 all out.

Luke Hipgrave was the architect of the collapse taking 4-31.

In reply, only opener Jake Greenbank who made 18 of the early batsmen made double figures as they were bundled out for only 94 in less than 20 overs.

Syed Atiq Shar, Mark McGovern and Edward Rushworth took two wickets each and Mini Bhada 3-13 in a very comfortable win.

Brinscall followed up last weekend’s win over Cherry Tree with victory at Oswaldtwistle Immanuel.

Ossie won the toss and elected to bat but probably wished they had not when they were reduced to 39-7. Andreas Sudnik (18 not out) and Matthew Cook (12) managed to get the score up to 86 all out.

Adam Wojciechowski and Sam Maclachlan took 2-11 and 3-11 respectively off their eight overs with Daniel Haynes taking to 2-14.

Brinscall had little trouble knocking off the required runs, Liam Winstanley (24 not out) and Sam MacLachlan (20 not out) saw them home with eight wickets and 15 overs to spare.

Salesbury picked up their first win of the season with a comfortable victory at Whalley.

The home side batted first and were all out for 91. In reply, Salesbury reached the target for the loss of four wickets.

At Barnoldswick, Read won the toss and elected to bat on a hot day and good looking wicket for batting.

However, they struggled against the opening bowling of Faisal Hussain and Jonny Beech with the first run off the bat not coming until the seventh over by which time they had lost Joel Duerden.

Captain Will Wrathall started to build an innings but if Barnoldswick had taken their chances, Read may well have not posted reasonable score.

Even with the dropped catches, Read were 46-4 when Connor Lowes joined his captain. They put on 57 for the fifth wicket, when Lowes was out for 28. Wrathall was eventually out for 61 in a total of 135 all out.

All the Barnoldswick bowlers bowled well, five of them taking two wickets each, with Hussain the pick taking 2-11 off his eight overs. The score looked slightly below par despite the wicket giving some help.

Barlick made steady progress and were 73- 2 through Anil Khan (24) and Majid Iniyat (23). However, they continued to lose wickets on a regular basis to fall to 101-7. Joe Cullen then hit three consecutive boundaries but Barlick fell 11 runs short and were all out for 124.

There was an unusual statistic in that as in the first innings all five bowlers took a wicket with James Wood taking 3-30.