SETTLE were untroubled by the small matter of England's World Cup win over Sweden as they rewrote the Ribblesdale League record book.

They smashed the highest-ever score of 440-8 in their Senior Section clash with Barnoldswick as they record a 223-run win.

And the encounter at Victory Park also produced the highest-ever match aggregate of 657 runs after the home side replied with 217-9. The previous best was 603.

There was also a new club-record score of 180 from Will Davidson on an unforgettable afternoon's cricket for those followers who chose not to watch the World Cup counter-attraction.

Davidson struck 14 fours and 12 sixes from just 82 balls, eclipsing Phil Sant’s club record of 172.

Davidson shared an opening partnership of 109 with Shakeel Richards (26), before Jack Harrison (64) added 131-run with Davidson for the second wicket.

The middle order then saw Tom Davidson smash 41 in 24 balls, with brother John making 35 and Tom Strickland an unbeaten 31 as the Barnoldswick bowlers were put to the sword.

The total beat the 438 set by Salesbury in 2014, while Will Davidson's

180 is the third-highest score in all time by an amateur in this league.

Davidson had broken his last bat scoring 60 runs in Friday's 20/20 match so he will be keen to look after his new one.

Barlick did not help themselves by dropping him four times, with ten catches going down overall.

Facing a run-rate of almost ten an over, the shell-shocked hosts nevertheless responded with half-centuries from Amir Saddique and Majid Inayat.

Callum Lockett took 3-26 and Matthew Simpson 2-74, while Josh Mullinder and Shakeel Richards kept a lid on the batting and claimed a wicket each.

Barlick managed to deny Settle any bonus points by holding out for 45 overs.

Will Davidson already has 420 runs to his name this year, and Jack Harrison 346, but behind all the statistics and records lie an uncomplicated and free-hitting approach to batting which has been a feature of Settle’s season as they look set for a second consecutive Senior League title.

They have Whalley in their sights this Saturday.

Settle seconds travelled to Division One leaders Stacksteads determined to avenge an earlier home defeat and did it in style.

The home side managed 142-9 but struggled in the face of Joseph Handy’s 5-55, the second five-wicket haul for the young spinner.

John Tarbox and Joe Pickles chipped in with a couple of wickets each and the team held their catches well.

Kyle Handy hit 32 in 30 balls when Settle took to the crease, with Alex Gould (18) and Rupert Bunday (22) in support. The middle order then rattled along to the target within 33 overs, Tarbox making 38 and Daniel Strickland 24, both unbeaten at the end with the team five wickets down.

The seconds are now looking solid in the middle of the table and entertain Barlick on Saturday.