AFTER Saturday's entire Ribblesdale League programme was washed out, to be played later in the season, Settle’s teams lost both their quarter-final matches the following day.

The first team bowed out of the Ramsbottom Cup after a closely-fought tie against Read at Marshfield.

Put in to bat, the home side were 126 all out facing a tight bowling attack.

After pro Ashen Silva (26) was run out, his team had lost half their line-up with just 65 on the board and overs running down, but Davidson brothers Will (20) and John (12) upped the pace to put on 26 runs for the sixth wicket.

However, the best partnership of the innings was a last-wicket stand of 27 between Ryan Sumner (17) and Owen West (10no).

Read got off to an ominous start, their first wicket falling at 41, but Settle’s bowlers stuck to their task.

Tom Davidson struck first, going on to take 4-26 from his eight overs, and youngest brother John delivered the fielding highlight with a 30-yard run-out with only one stump to aim at.

The last seven batsmen could only manage 19 runs between them as Settle never let up the pressure, but Read crossed the line in the penultimate over with nine men down.

In another absorbing game, Settle II were defending their Lawrenson Cup crown at Cherry Tree and made 185 all out in 40 overs.

Ryan Hodgson (37) and Anthony Clark (23) shared an opening partnership of 51, while the middle order made good contributions, notably a rapid 21 from skipper Daniel Strickland.

The reply saw Oliver Whyte and Thomas Harris make early breakthroughs and Joseph Handy took 2-23 from six overs, but the hosts had five wickets in hand as they got home with nine balls to spare.

The first team travel to Whalley on Friday in the 20/20 tournament and next day resume their unbeaten Senior League campaign with a trip to Ribblesdale Wanderers, who are mid-table in Section B.

Settle II entertain Division One leaders Stacksteads first eleven while on Sunday the third team are away at Brinscall.

* Despite a good bowling effort, Earby were beaten by 19 runs at home to Brinscall on Sunday, and crashed out of the Ramsbottom Cup.

Brinscall won the toss and elected to bat, and they only managed to score 65 all out, as Jake Hargreaves (4-16), Lee Parkinson (3-7) and Chamikara Edirisinghe (2-6) were all in the wickets for Earby.

In reply, only captain Luke Hipgrave (11) could score in double figures, as Earby were skittled out for 46. Sam MacLachlan (4-15) and Jonathan McDonald (3-5) did most of the damage for Brinscall.

However, Earby II had some cup success, winning by two wickets against Stacksteads II to advance to the semi-finals of the Lawrenson Cup against Euxton II.

Stacksteads, led by Adam Nawaz's 51, scored 173 all out, as Earby captain Stephen Hipgrave took 4-34.

In reply, Nigel Hodge (46) was the top-scorer for Earby, who surpassed their target with 175-8 in the 38th over.