IT was another hectic weekend for Settle 1st XI but three wins from three was the reward.

Friday night saw a comprehensive dismantling of Read in the T20 North competition as pro Ashen Silva made an unbeaten 67 from 52 balls, paving the way for Tremaine Dowrich (35 from 22) and skipper Will Davidson (20 from 9). Robbie Davidson was 29 not out as the hosts closed on 181-4.

Chasing nine an over was always going to be tough but the wickets were spread around all six bowlers with Harris Dinsdale rounding off the match with 2-7 from nine balls for an overwhelming 113-run victory.

In the Senior Premiership Craven derby against Earby, Tremaine Dowrich (55) hit his second half-century of the season in an 89-run partnership with Ben Hulse (35).

James Snowden made a characteristic 41 at a run a ball, but Earby squeezed two points by dismissing Settle for 183 with two balls remaining thanks to Harry Brindle (4-49), Earby never really looked in the fight and once pro Rubin Hermann was bowled for 28 by Dowrich (3-13), the batting crumbled to 99 all out from 35 overs with Silva taking 3-22.

On Sunday Settle faced a bigger challenge, travelling to third-placed Eagley for a match against one of Bolton’s best.

The hosts won the toss but inserted Settle taking the weather forecast into account. Silva kept the innings intact with a patient 57 not out, while John Davidson compiled 32.

With the innings restricted, Silva hit three fours in the final 35th over, crowned by a six from the last ball by Snowden to steer his side to 146-4.

As the rain once again intervened, Eagley were given a target of 182 from 34 overs and got off to a flyer with 25 from two overs. Will Davidson immediately stepped in to remove an opener with his fourth ball while Silva kept control at the other end.

Davidson caught and bowled Eagley pro Ayaz Tasawar for 71, finishing with excellent figures of 5-31 from seven overs, his second five-for this year.

After 34 overs Eagley were on 176-8 with Settle being awarded ten points and the match by five runs, while the hosts took five points.

Settle seconds made 137 all out at Earby, Andrew Fry reaching the top score of 26 and captain Elliot Marklew adding 21. They came close to defending the total as John Tarbox and Harris Dinsdale took four wickets apiece, but the hosts edged a victory by one wicket.