SETTLE’S home match against Brinscall was one of four abandoned fixtures in the Ribblesdale Senior League.

In the 44 overs that they managed to bat, the Dalesmen made 189-8 with solid contributions from the top order.

Harry Snowden (24) and pro Ashen Silva (20) laid the foundations, making way for hard-fought half tons from John Davidson and Eddy Read, scoring 52 apiece.

Deteriorating conditions made life hard for the lower order until the players finally had to troop off.

Meanwhile, Settle II beat both the weather and the opposition at Brinscall in Division One, thanks in large part to yet another stand-out performance by John Tarbox.

The hosts elected to bat but were 118 all out inside 32 overs.

Joseph Pickles (3-17) and Alex Gould (3-20) bowled six overs each, while Tarbox removed the openers and saw off the tail to take 4-23 and become the club’s leading wicket-taker with 14 this season.

There was a scramble for pads in Settle’s reply as both openers went for golden ducks, but James Pickard and Tarbox took control until Pickard was lbw for 14.

Two more ducks followed in quick succession, but Tarbox was joined for a 50-run partnership with James Snowden.

When Tarbox finally fell for 44, there was still work to do as skipper Ben Mitchell (10) and Snowden (32no) saw the visitors through to a three-wicket victory.

The bowlers were in charge at Earby as Settle thirds took all 12 points.

Sam Brown (3-4), James Snowden (2-7) and Angus Ogden (2-18) reduced the hosts to 102 all out.

James Pickard (39) and Harry Snowden (32) then saw Settle through to a six-wicket win.

Another busy weekend for Settle will see the firsts travel to Read for a 20/20 clash on Friday; followed by a trip to Oswaldtwistle in the league on Saturday.

The seconds are at home to Read, while the thirds go to Barnoldswick on Sunday.