SETTLE were crowned Ribblesdale Senior League champions for the ninth time after a comfortable win at Brinscall on Saturday.

The match was short and sweet, limited to 20 overs by the weather. It only took ten of these overs for Eddy Read to pick up five wickets, ably assisted by three catches by Robbie Davidson behind the stumps.

Read’s figures of 5-33 gave him his fifth five-wicket haul for the season, confirming his key role in his team’s success this summer.

Settle made short work of Brinscall’s 83-8 as two other key players this year, pro Ashen Silva (42) and overseas amateur Danyl Husbands (37), coasted to an unbeaten second-wicket partnership of 81 in 16 overs to ensure the Craven men got their hands on the trophy with three matches in hand.

Sunday’s game at Ribblesdale Wanders was something of an anti-climax as only John Davidson (44) and Eddy Read (17) reached double figures in a total of 101 all out.

Simon Tarbox (2-39) saw off the hosts’ openers and Edward Bradley picked up a wicket on his Senior League debut, but Wanderers got home with five wickets down and eleven overs to spare.

Settle II are fifth in Division One after picking up four points against Burnley Belvedere firsts, but will need another couple of games before they know relegation is completely off the cards.

They made 108 all out thanks to Elliot Marklew (17) and 48 from John Tarbox who holed out just short of his fifty with the overs running out. Tom Harris took 4-32 but could not prevent Belvedere crossing the line with eight wickets down.

Reborn Settle III had their season’s last outing in which Will Tyrer took 4-29 and made a run-out from the deep in Whalley’s 177-7. Jordan McKenna and Sam Brown (21 apiece) led the fightback supported by skipper Nick Tyrer (14) but the hosts fell for 90 runs on an increasingly sodden wicket.

* Barnoldswick secured promotion back to Division A with two victories at the weekend, and Earby's two wins draw them to within a point of second place Ribblesdale Wanderers, who lost to Barlick on Saturday but beat Settle on Sunday.

Barnoldswick wrapped up promotion by beating Oswaldtwistle Immanuel by 50 runs on Sunday.

Barlick posted 135-9, then bowled Oswaldtwistle out for 75 with Johnny Beech and pro Chalana De Silva bagging five wickets apiece.

De Silva had a great day on Saturday too, taking 7-46 as Barlick bowled Ribblesdale Wanderers out for 105.

He then top scored with 49 to lead the chase, as Barnoldswick knocked off the runs in the 18th over.

A dominant bowling performance by Chamikara Edirisinghe led Earby to a 10-wicket win against Salesbury at Applegarth on Sunday.

Edirisinghe took 5-19 in 14 overs, which included six maidens, and fellow opening bowler Jake Hargreaves took 4-44 as Earby skittled Salesbury out for 63.

Girvacques De Jager was in imperious form with the bat hitting three fours and four sixes in a knock of 45no as Earby chased their target down in just 12 overs.

A solid bowling performance also helped Earby win by 16 runs in a rain-shortened game at Euxton.

Opener Lee Parkinson (23) top scored for Earby, who scored 102 all out in 23 overs.

Primosh Perera (5-48) and Martin Windle (3-16) helped Earby limit Euxton to 86-8 in their reply.