Read CC lead Ribblesdale League

RIBBLESDALE WANDERERS V READ: Brannon Varley is caught behind from the bowling of John Harvey.'Photo Ben Parsons
RIBBLESDALE WANDERERS V READ: Brannon Varley is caught behind from the bowling of John Harvey.'Photo Ben Parsons

Read, runners-up for the last three seasons, are the new Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League leaders after winning both weekend fixtures.

On Saturday, Joey Marshall’s unbeaten 93 helped Read to a nine-wicket win at Ribblesdale Wanderers. Wanderers made 176-8, with Ben Dougall top-scoring with 65, as Elliot Lowes claimed 5-63.

And Read eased to victory in reply, as Marshall was helped by Elliott Artingstoll, who also finished unbeaten on 52, to win with just one wicket down.

And on Sunday, Read beat Euxton by three wickets in a tight finish at Balshaw Park. Read totalled 200-7, before holding on, restricting their Chorley hosts to 197-8.

This weekend, Read are at Brooksbottom on Saturday, before hosting Euxton in the cup on Sunday.