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Saturday, 22 November 2014

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Champions Furness too strong for Whitehaven

North Lancs and Cumbria premier division champions Furness cruised to an easy victory against Whitehaven after skittling out the west Cumbrians for just 82 runs.

Batting first Whitehaven lost wickets quickly and regularly, and only a battling 45 from Jonathan Stewart prevented total disaster. Jordy Buchanan claimed 5 for 14 in 12.5 overs and Ian Daniel 2 for 26 in 15 overs. I

In reply, the Furness openers, Glenn Capstick with 37 not out, and Tom Smith with 31, ensured a quick win at 86 for 2 in 17 overs.

Haverigg were at home to League leaders Cockermouth, and batting first were 203 for 7 after 50 overs. Main contributors were Stephen Chapman with 70, Brenton Parchment, 51, and skipper Steven Evans 38 not out. For the visitors Jack Spiers returned 5 for 55.

Cockermouth lost 10 overs to the rain, and in the remaining 40 overs went on to draw at 125 for 4, Alex Grainger making 55.

Keswick entertained Millom at Fitz Park and went in first. Professional Geeth Kumara was again in the runs with 55, as Keswick were dismissed for 175.

Both Graham Dawson and Geeth Alwis returned 4 for 49.

Despite Stuart Swallow scoring 54, Millom fell well short of the needed total to finish on 132 for 8. Keswick’s Sam Sharp took 3 for 10, and Simon Grisdale 3 for 24.

The Carlisle and Lindal Moor game was spoiled by rain. The Moor batted first and posted 175 for 6 declared, mainly due to Dean Williams 80. For Carlisle Ben Purdham took 3 for 48. In the 11 overs left to them Carlisle made 61 without loss.

Penrith were at Cleator and at tea were 168 for 7, Luke Cleaver top scored with 48, and Cleator skipper, David Rooney took 3 for 35.

In reply Shaheen Khan was again in form as he went to 77, but Cleator fell 8 short of the win at 161 for 8. Asher Hart, 3 for 36, and Matthew Clark, 3 for 47, kept Penrith in control.

The Workington top order were in good nick at Kirkby, as Kris Moffat made 137, Andrew Reed, 84 not out and Callum Moffat 63, and the innings closed with 316 for 3 on the board. In reply Kirkby had a bad day with the bat being all out for 104, of which M Hanware made 52.

In Division One, Dalton entertained Hawcoat Park and had first knock. At tea were 187 for 9, mainly due to John Bell’s 85, and Jordan Woodend’s 46. For Hawcoat Pk, Peter Harrison took 3 for 19 and Adam Hunter 3 for 44.

When Hawcoat Park batted it was a case of “for whom the bell tolls” as John Bell took 5 for 14, and his dad Brian 4 for 31, as the visitors were all out for 87, with Ryan Lucas making 34, and Kris McLean 30.

At Egremont the early Seascale batsmen were quickly in and out, the top six making 29 between then, but this brought Clayton Lee and Andrew Knott together, and with 61 not out from Lee and 33 from Knott, Seascale recovered to 145 for 8.

For Egremont Dave Raynor took 4 for 24 in his 15 overs and wicket keeper Owen Barrett took five catches. Egremont started well, but when Ian Littleton went for 23 and Barrett,33, Egremont had little more to offer and were all out for 127. Clayton Lee took 4 for 14 and Greg Bedford 3 for 25 to give Seascale their first win of the season.

Vickerstown batted first at Penrith II and made 153 all out. Penrith went to the win with 154 for 8

Workington II became the first team this season to beat Appleby Eden in Division One. Batting first, Workington were 201 for 8 at tea, Dave Pearce making 71 and Simon Beare 41. For Appleb , Scott Clement took 3 for 46.

Appleby Eden’s innings soon folded and they were dismissed for 86, Beare taking 4 for 26.

Wigton at home to Lanercost were 131 for 3 when rain stopped play. Mike Holliday was on 65 not out.

Ulverston v Cleator II saw no play as the ground was unfit.

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