LOCAL derbies between Settle and Earby at the Applegarth have in the past produced some vintage displays.

On Saturday it was the turn of the Settle side to show their championship credentials in an emphatic 174-run victory over neighbours Earby.

Key performances from Barbadian overseas amateur Danyl Husbands (108) and the ever-improving youngster Simon Tarbox with a career best 6-47 pushed Settle back to the summit of the Ribblesdale League.

Husbands' chanceless innings was a level higher than his early season ton against Padiham, with a string of old-fashioned straight, off and on drives piercing the Earby ring. The young Barbadian also batted with maturity and a high degree of concentration in an emphatic match-winning innings.

He received blasting support from the Davidson brothers, Tom who hit 42 in 33 balls and Will who smashed 25 in 10 deliveries, coupled with youthful and athletic running between the wickets by Tarbox and West in the last three overs pushed Settle into a commanding 260-run lead.

Jake Hargreaves was the pick of the Earby attack with a 4-63 return, although stand-in professional Jovaun Van Wyngaardt caused early problems with good seam movement.

Eddy Read and Tarbox bowled with precision, with Tarbox causing problems with late movement through the air.

Again only Hargreaves showed any fortitude to keep the Settle bowlers at bay with a knock of 17.

With Salesbury faltering at lowly Baxenden, Settle regained their position at the top of the Ribblesdale League, and after a mid-season wobble the side looked keen and hungry to make amends with an outstanding display in all departments.

With a back to full strength side and some individuals pressing for a first XI berth, Settle II went fourth in the First Division with a close win in a low-scoring game against Feniscowles at Marshfield.

Outstanding bowling from Alex Gould (5-27) and Ryan Hodgson (3-24) enabled the home side to chase down a lowly total of 63.

However a mixture of poor stroke selection and bizarre decision making kept the game in the balance until captain Daniel Strickland (12no) played an anchor role as Settle flew over the line and nestled for a nail-biting three-wicket win.

* Settle Cricket Club will run a cricket summer school for youngsters.

Week one, which takes place from Monday, July 29, to Friday, August 2, is for ages seven to 12 and week two, which runs from Monday, August 5, to Friday - Friday, August 9, is for ages 13 to 17.

Sessions run from 10am to 3pm, and participants should bring a packed lunch, sunscreen and a cap.

The lead coaches are Settle cricketers Tom Davidson, Anthony Bradley and Ashen Silva, the club's Sri Lanka professional.

All coaches are ECB II qualified with DBS, ECB safeguarding and first aid qualifications.

Costs are £15 per child per day, with a £5 discount on Friday for those who have booked the full week.

To book, email Andrew Davidson at andrewdavidson007@yahoo.co.uk or send a text to 07377 868777.

Please note these summer schools are weather dependent.