Read won the battle for second place in the Ribblesdale League. They beat Brinscall by nine wickets at Whalley Road. Skipper Matt Walker hit a superb unbeaten 106 out of 178-1. Earlier Brinscall has scored 173 all out with skipper Liam Winstanley carrying his bat for 102 not out. Padiham lost their final game of the season to Whalley by 52 runs. The home side scored 145-6 and then bowled out Padiham for just 93. Whalley’s Jack Edgar was the star man. He took seven for 41 to add to his score of 51 from earlier in the day.
Earby confirmed promotion from the Second Division. They join Barnoldswick in the top division next season with Oswaldtwistle Immanuel and Brinscall relegated.