SETTLE Cricket Club enjoyed a highly successful Bank Holiday weekend, with three victories in three different formats.

They started the defence of their 20/20 crown on Friday, by hosting Ribblesdale Wanderers in the group stage of the competition.

The visitors made 126-7 with Settle using six bowlers. Eddy Read and skipper Will Davidson were the most economical, but the main wicket-takers were Dante Niles and Tom Davidson with two apiece.

The hosts’ reply was short and sweet. Openers Alex Gould (25 runs from 13 balls) and Will Davidson (60 from 30) soon had the match sewn up, with pro Ashen Silva (13no) and Tom Davidson (15) steering their side home within 15 overs.

The Senior League Craven derby at Earby the next day saw Settle elect to bat, but were soon in a difficult situation, with both openers gone and three on the board.

This set the stage for a vital and commanding innings from Silva, who hit 109 runs, his first ton for the club.

Tom Davidson (42) and Robbie Davidson (34) took the total to 236-6 from 45 overs.

Harry Snowden (2-15) removed both Earby openers in the reply, backed up by two wickets for Tom Davidson.

Spinner Silva then displayed his all-round credentials with a return of 4-42, leaving the hosts 40 runs short at the end.

And the weekends final match, a Sunday trip to Oswaldtwistle in the first round of the Ramsbottom Cup, featured steady offerings from John Davidson and Silva (37 each).

But the game took off when Tom Davidson smashed 67 from 44 balls (five sixes), and Dante Niles hit an astonishing 63 from 23, including 6 sixes.

Will Davidson then joined the fun (37 from 14, four sixes), his team reaching 254-5 from 40 overs.

The shell-shocked hosts struggled to 105 all out inside 31 overs thanks to Gould’s 3-23 and two wickets each for the Snowden brothers, Harry and James.

A quarter-final tie against Barnoldswick is the reward.

This Friday the Marshfield men travel to Whalley in the 20/20, and host Wanderers in the Senior League on Saturday.

Settle’s 2nd XI are back in action, on the road to face Burnley Belverdere 1st XI.

And reflecting on the weekends outings, captain Will Davidson said: "We were extremely convincing at the weekend, batting wise and bowling wise.

"We were faultless really.

"Everyone chipped in at some point and we dominated this weekend.

"The experience is growing within the team. We've been together a long time now with the same lads and that has helped us to form a strong bond.

"The wickets haven't been the easiest at the start of this season, but we've been getting over 200 runs.

"On Ashen, he's good at building up runs. For his hundred, it was a fine knock on not an easy crease."