SETTLE ended their Scottish tour with a friendly match against Langholm at the Castleholm last Tuesday.
It turned out to be a very easy win for the tourists who made a total of 226 for 8 in the 35 overs, with Langholm all out for 84.
It was a good start for the Langholm bowlers when visitors’ opener Lawrence Read skied Andrew Paisley, and Graham Park brought off a great running catch.
But the Englishmen steadied the ship and some handy runs by the middle order – especially from Tom Davidson – meant Settle finished on the formidable total of 226.
Paisley was the best of the home bowlers with 2 for 9 in 5 overs and Elliott had 2 for 30.
Langholm’s Ashton-Smith (1) was dismissed by Cocker with the score on four. Soon, it was 22 for 2.
A steady loss of wickets left the Castleholm men all out for 84.
It was a rather heavy defeat for the Muckle Toon against what was a very good looking Settle team.