SETTLE Cricket Club maintained their impressive start to the campaign with two victories in the league over the weekend.

Their first victory was on Saturday, as they travelled to Baxenden- the division's bottom side, and they put on a fine display to thrash the hosts by ten wickets.

Baxenden won the toss and elected to bat , and it was Guy Heffernan and Zachary Bannan who stepped up to open their batting.

It was always going to be a tough fixture, for a side who've only won one game all season, and it certainly proved to be that.

Heffernan was bowled out for one by Tom Davidson and Bannan, who stayed in for 66 balls could only manage ten runs in total.

The pattern of the game continued, as Settle put the hosts to the sword, with Ashen Silva striking four wickets along the way.

Further down the batting order, Aneeq Hussain and Matthew Austin both came in, and were Baxenden's most impressive batters, collecting 29 and 19 runs respectively.

Hussain was one of the unlucky batters to be bowled out by Niles, who continues to impress for Settle since coming in as their pro-player.

The hosts battled on, however could only manage a below-par total of 100 runs.

It was a fairly short and sweet innings for Settle in response , as it only took them 11.5 overs to reach their desired total.

And even more impressively, not on single was bowled out, in line with them hitting 106 runs.

It required the Davidson brothers to step up to the crease, William and John, and they both proved to be the difference makers in earning the away side yet another victory.

W. Davidson faced a total of 32 balls and struck 64 runs, whilst J.Davidson hit 37 from 34 balls.

The victories didn't stop here for Settle, as they hosted 11th placed Cherry Tree on Sunday.

It was another dominant display from the league-leaders, claiming a nine wicket victory against the side three from bottom.

Cherry Tree won the toss and elected to bat first, however only managed a total of 109 in 39.1 overs.

Mark Hadfield (35) and Michael Timmis (43) started well for the away side, but Hadfield was bowled out by the brilliant Silva, in an LBW.

That wicket was the first of eight for Silva, which was an impressive wicket haul for the pro.

Harry Snowden struck the other wicket for Settle.

It was the hosts turn to step up, however unlike the previous day, Alex Gould partnered J.Davidson on this occasion.

Chasing a total of 110, Settle furthered their target by striking 113 runs from 15.5 overs, with only one wicket to their name.

Gould hit 17 from 18 balls, before being bowled out by Amar Ullah with an LBW.

And Davidson collected 55 from 51 balls, while Silva hit 26 from 27.

In the next round of fixtures, the hosts travel to Ribblesdale Wanderers.