TOM Davidson took a career-best 7-22 at home to Padiham as Settle's first XI maintained their unbeaten season, and came within a whisker of completing a unique treble, after a T20 Finals Day near-miss,

Although they were crowned Ribblesdale League champions a couple of weeks ago, the Marshfield side are still aiming for 100 per cent success and are in no mood to ease off as the season draws to a close.

Visitors Padiham got off to a poor start, with Joseph Handy running out their skipper Kevin Hitchon with only four on the board, but Jack Edgar and Callum Clarke put on 64 for the second wicket.

This was in spite of 12 relentless overs by Eddy Read, who conceded just 28 runs with no reward for his sterling efforts.

Pro Ashen Silva removed Edgar and Clarke, paving the way for Davidson to tear through the rest of the Padiham line-up.

He bowled 9.3 overs and removed his seven victims without any help from the field, one lbw and six clean bowled.

Facing a target of 121, Settle opened with Yorkshire under-14 Archie Phillipson and skipper Will Davidson.

Phillipson is regularly scoring fifties for Yorkshire but facing senior first-team opening bowlers is another matter. He calmly faced 53 balls, doing an opener’s job, before being dismissed for 11.

His captain hit 19 at a run a ball before lofting a catch to the covers.

Tom Davidson then hit a brisk 12, leaving Silva (34) and Robbie Davidson (21no) to share a 40-run partnership.

Andrew Fry ended the match unbeaten on 12 as Settle took the game inside 33 overs.

James Snowden scored his second century of the season for Settle's second XI in their home match against Cherry Tree.

He partnered Phillipson (22) in a 71-run opening stand, before joining with Fry to put on another 119.

Snowden hit eight fours and six sixes, making 109 from 93 balls, while Fry joined in the fun with 67 runs in good time.

Skipper Dan Strickland (40) and Paul Dockerty (29) also scored at a run a ball, as Settle closed on a mammoth 297-6.

It was to be a busy afternoon for the scorers, as Cherry Tree made 200 all out at a rapid pace, but losing wickets as they went.

Ben Mitchell took 3-21, Dockerty and left-arm wrist-spinner Angus Ogden claimed a victim each, and leg-spinner Jason Paul returned 3-21.

The finale saw Andrew Davidson, bowling 11 overs in his 50th senior season, doing enough to beat the bat and pick up the last wicket.

The seconds are on track to win Division One, needing just five points from two games this weekend.

Finally, the first XI came within a whisker of winning a unique treble on T20 Finals Day.

They made 148 against Barnoldswick in the semi-final, buoyed by a half-century from Silva, and restricted the reply to 140.

Silva batted heroically against Ribblesdale Wanderers in the gathering gloom in the final, but the match ended at 8:35pm in almost total darkness, with two runs needed from the last ball of the last over with the last man in.