EARBY made it two wins over the weekend when they beat Barnoldswick by 28 runs in a local derby at Applegarth on Sunday.

Earby won the toss and chose to bat, and opener Girvacques De Jager looked in fine form from the start, as he hit 61, which included eight fours and two sixes, off 59 balls before being bowled by Chalana de Silva (4-31).

The Barlick bowlers took three ducks, but contributions from Jake Hargreaves (29) and Sam Parry (20) saw Earby post a total of 127 all out.

In reply, Barnoldswick found runs hard to come by as the Earby bowling attack turned the screw.

Only Majid Inayat (33) managed to score more than 11 runs, as Lee Parkinson took 5-37 in 16 overs and Chamikara Edirisinghe took 3-26 in 17 overs, a spell which included nine maidens. Barnoldswick were bowled out for 99.

Earby also got another victory on Saturday when they beat Brinscall by 25 runs.

Batting first on the Brinscall wicket, De Jager (23) was in a run-scoring form early on, hitting five fours off 19 balls before getting bowled by Sam MacLachlan (5-34).

However, it was Luke Hipgrave who scored a captain's innings knock of 60 that helped Earby reach a total of 129 all out.

Earby's bowlers were once again in fine form as opener Jovaun Van Wyngaardt took 6-50 in 15.1 overs, and Parkinson and Hargreaves chipped with 2-10 and 2-11, respectively.

Barnoldswick also lost on Saturday, going down by 26 runs against Read at Whalley Road.

Put into bat, Read, led by No 9 Warren Eastham's 69no, scored 199-9, as league leading wicket taker Chalana de Silva took 4-40 and Jonathan Beech 3-61.

De Silva's quickfire 22 saw him go after just 15 balls, leaving fellow opener Adil Khan to chalk up the runs.

And Khan was in good form, scoring 68 off 104 balls, before he was bowled by Luke Powell (5-33).

No 4 Sajid Akhtar added a knock of 28, but a lower order collapse saw Barlick bowled out for 173.

Both Barnoldswick and Earby were beaten in 20/20 matches on Friday.

Earby (103-6) lost by 29 runs against Whalley (132-4) at Applegarth. Martin Windle (29) and Chamikara Edirisinghe (25) were the top scorers for Earby.

Chalana De Silva was in good form with the bat for Barnoldswick, but the West Craven side suffered an eight-wicket defeat at Read.

De Silva hit five fours and three sixes on his way to a knock of 43, but 10-man Barlick were bowled out for 100.

Read (102-2) knocked off that total in 13.1 overs.