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Friday, 25 April 2014

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Cockermouth crush reigning champions Furness

Cockermouth took a huge step towards the North Lancs Cumbria title when they beat reigning champions Furness on Saturday.

The top-of-the-table clash saw home team Cockermouth bat first and, mainly due to Richard Webster’s 63, went in for tea at 196 for 8. For Furness Ian Daniel took 4 for 30 and Mark Daly 4 for 54.

In reply Furness collapsed to 65 all out, Angus Carruthers taking 4 for 11.

Cockermouth now have an 18-point lead.

With a number of A teamers playing, Millom didn’t find batting too easy at Carlisle as they struggled to 132 for 8, in their 50 overs. For the home side, Saliya Saman taking 3 for 39, and Richard Raybould 3 for 33.

But after tea Carlisle, with the exception of Saman, also found runs hard to get and were 100 for 8 when their overs ran out, Saman making 51. For Millom, Graham Dawson took 4 for 42.

Cleator at home to Lindal Moor had first knock, and with 73 not out from Shaheen Khan and 66 from Robert Mason, were 209 for 6 at tea, Lindal Moor’s Edward Waind took 3 fo 46. In reply Lindal Moor had a moderate day with the bat and were all out for 100, of which Dean Williams made 40 not out. Khan took 3 for 26.

Kirkby were at Haverigg and with a weakened attack had a hard afternoon in the field as the Poolsiders went in to tea with 211 for 2 on the board.

Professional Brenton Parchment make 104 not out and Robert Bell 79.

In reply Kirkby managed to hold out for a draw with 106 for 9, skipper Paul New making 38 not out. Haverigg skipper Steve Evans took 3 for 19 in his 15 overs.

At Fitz Park, Keswick, batting first made 221 for 4 in their 50 overs, pro. Geeth Kumara made 65 and Ben Sharp 44. In reply it was again David Watson with 42 that held the Whitehaven innings together and they just hung on for the draw at 135 for 9. Keswick’s pro Kumara took 4 for 16.

Visitors Workington went in first at Penrith and with Kristian Moffat making 60 would be disappointed to only have 153 for 9 on the board at tea. Arwyn Jones’ spin earned him 3 for 42. In reply, Upul Fernando was again in good nick with a match winning 71, as Penrith took the points at 154 for 3.

In Division One, Appleby Eden entertained Seascale, who batting first could only total 106 all out, Robin Sparshott top scored with 44, and Scott Forrester returned 3 for 20. Appleby Eden went to the win at 110 for 4, Max Winder making 48.

Cleator II were at Dalton, and batting first, were all out for 132, David Mossop making 36, and Paul Knott, 35.

Brian Bell doing most damage with 5 for 22. Dalton went to a comfortable win at 136 for 3, with John Bell finishing on 62 not out.

Vickerstown had a good afternoon at Hawcoat Park. Taking first knock, Vickerstown with both C Daly and J Burns making 39, were all out for 162. Hawcoat Park’s Peter Harrison took 4 for 31. In reply Hawcoat Park were dismissed for 48, the consistent Gareth Benson returning 4 for 13.

At Ulverston, visitors Lanercost found the Ulverston attack hard to deal with, and could only make 90, Keith Forster top scoring with 25. Carl Botterill took 4 for 10 and Gareth Yates, 3 for 33. Ulverston had to work hard for the win but Stuart Cooper’s 30, and Gareth Yates 29, saw their team home at 91 for 6. For Lanercost Mike Armstrong took 3 for 26

Wigton at home to Egremont gave the visitors attack a bit of a pounding, amassing 252 for 3. Michael Holliday made 96, and Michael Hill, 77. Egremont will want to forget this match, as they were dismissed for 68. Nick Watt took 7 for 14, and Danny Braithwaite, 3 for 20.

Workington II at home to Penrith II had a crushing win. Batting first they were 218 for 6 at tea, Dave Pearce making 93. Penrith II found runs hard to come by, and were dismissed for 75.



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