SETTLE captain Tom Strickland must have felt it a good toss to lose at Applegarth when Simon Tarbox immediately took a fine catch off his own bowling to put Earby on the back foot.

The 18-year-old paceman then proceeded to work his way through

the hosts' line-up to claim his first five-wicket haul in a remarkable analysis of 6-19 in nine overs.

He combined swing with the old-fashioned virtue of attacking the stumps, clean bowling the last pair to reduce Earby to 92 all out within 37 overs. There was strong support from last week's batting star Callum Lockett (3-34) and David Worthington was on form behind the stumps with two catches.

Ryan Levy (3-36) struck back well for Earby, but the young West Indian Sadrian Ward hit 41 at a run a ball despite his unfamiliarity with early-season Lancashire pitches. A rapid 18 from Lockett in support saw Settle home inside 20 overs for a five-wicket win.

Barnoldswick registered their first win after edging home by two wickets against Brinscall.

Good bowling from Sri Lankan Shashrika Pussegolla (4-37) and Jonathan Beech (4-20) saw Brinscall bowled out for 119. Opener Phil Lowe (38) was the one batsman to challenge the domination of the bowlers.

Barnoldswick didn't have things their own way, but Nabeel Ahmed ensured they secured the win with an unbeaten 43,

Settle seconds made it a derby day double in their first outing of the season at Marshfield.

Earby were 101 all out in 31 overs, though Daniel Helliwell (25) and Mick Richardson (35) batted gamely. Skipper Ben Mitchell took 3-36 and spinner Joseph Handy 4-38 while there was a welcome return to the colours for leg-spinner Jason Paul who needed just four overs to claim 3-5.

Settle's newcomer Mike Harrop, veteran of the Lincolnshire League, posted an unbeaten 29 partnering Kieren Ashley (22) as the hosts coasted to victory with only three wickets down.

There is another derby day on Saturday as Settle firsts welcome Barlick, while the seconds travel to Victory Park for their respective cup clashes.