SETTLE maintained their winning streak on Saturday, by comfortably beating their nearest league rivals Feniscowles.

The victory was their tenth of the season, which kept their remarkable winning run going, and it further strengthened their position at the table’s summit, with Saturday’s opponents now 22 points adrift in second.

The host’s Settle won the toss and elected to field first, and it was Jake Errey and Reza Hussain who stepped up first with the bat for the away side.

Errey collected 18 runs and hit three fours from a total of 37 balls. William Davidson was the man to deal the blow, catching the batter out from an Edward Read bowl.

John Tarbox, who struck three wickets for Settle, bowled at Hussain and John Davidson caught the batsman out.

Dante Niles and Ashen Silva were also at their usual best for the hosts, both collecting two wickets on this occasion.

Feniscowles pushed on but could only manage a total of 96-9 from 27.2 overs, with Mini Bhada (26) scoring their highest total.

Chasing a target of 97 runs, Settle will have felt the game was wrapped up, even before their innings had started, and it was William and John Davidson who opened the batting.

W.Davidson managed 23 runs before being bowled out by Mahmood Chaudry, and Chaudry took the pairing out as J.Davidson was bowled out for two.

Silva and Robbie Davidson eased Settle to victory, with the pair striking 65 runs between them, Silva (25) and Davidson (40).

The hosts reached their 97 target with only three wickets and 18 overs to their name.

Settle now face a trip to Baxenden in the league’s upcoming fixtures.

It was double delight for Settle over the weekend, as they won another fixture, this time in the Ribblesdale 20/20 Cricket League.

The night before their crunch clash with Feniscowles, Settle hosted Read in Group 2 of the 20/20 league, and earned a 60 run victory.

Winning the fixture ensured Settle remained joint first in their group, tied on points with rivals Earby.

Settle won the toss again, but on this occasion elected to bat first.

The Davidson brothers stepped up once more, however struggled to find rhythm, with W. Davidson (6) and J.Davidson (7) falling below their usual standards.

It was Dante Niles (31) and Adam Strickland (37) who were the standout batters for Settle, Niles hitting his total from 23 balls and Strickland reaching his total from 31.

After seeing through the 20 overs, Settle reached 132 runs, a target which wasn't attainable for the away side.

Read were bowled out for 72 from a total of 15.5 overs.

William Wrathall (11) and Joseph Halstead (16) were the away side's standout batters, however it was bowling performances from W. Davidson, Silva and Pickles which caught the eye. Silva collected an astonishing five wicket haul.