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Monday, 21 April 2014

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Keswick just fail to win Fitz Park thriller

At Fitz Park, in a game where 499 runs were scored, home team Keswick just failed to beat Workington in the Premier Division.

Geeth Kumara photo
Keswick's Geeth Kumara

Batting first Keswick only lost four wickets posting 258 at tea.

Professional Geeth Kumara top scored with 92 and there was 66 not out from Glen Weightman and 59 from Andy Rigg.

Workington also enjoyed batting, but just failed in the run chase finishing on 241 for 9. Jake Daniel made 69 and Kris Moffat 55.

Penrith, at home to Cockermouth, would be disappointed with their batting display as they were dismissed for only 128. The dependable Chris Hodgson returned 4 for 25 and professional Amila Weththasinghe 4 for 45.

With 60 not out from Gareth White, Cockermouth coasted to the win at 129 for 4.

Haverigg, at home to Furness, batted first but only Steven Chapman with 33 and professional Brenton Parchment with 31 gave the Furness attack any problems and the Poolsiders were 144 for 8 when overs ran out, Lloyd Eastham taking 4 for 17.

Furness got off to a cracking start and after 22 overs had got the win at 145 for 1, Tom Smith making 63, and Glenn Capstick 46 not out.

Millom were at Cleator where the home side had first knock and with 86 from Shaheen Khan and Robert Masons 56, Cleator were all out for 223. Millom’s Graham Dawson took 4 for 32. After tea Millom made a good reply but were 199 for 8 when overs ran out. Peter Brockbank made 67, and Graham Dawson 41.

Lindal Moor gave Whitehaven a hard afternoon. Batting first the Moor gave a steady display all down the order, Mike Hughes led the way with a typical 82 not out, well supported by Dean Williams with 43 and Colin Knight’s 38, and went in for tea with 234 for 6 on the board.

In reply, Whitehaven were soon in trouble with Jack Cumberbatch and Ben Osborne having four of the top order back in the shed with 12 runs between them.

The home side made a good recovery, led by Jonathan Bennett with 58, Jon Stewart, 40 not out and Steve Holliday with 35, they just hung on for the draw at 182 for 9. Cumberbatch finished with 4 for 54 and Osborne 3 for 49.

In Division One, Lanercost, for the second week running, went past the 200-run mark, as they made 209 for 5 at Dalton.

Keith Forster led the way with 54 not out, with firm support from Craig Foster, 47, and Mike Armstrong 42. Dalton made a horrible start with the first four batsmen all back in the pavilion with 14 runs between them.

Liam Curwen with 57 and skipper Dan Sharpe, 44, made a part recovery, but when they were out the Dalton tail soon followed to be all out for 152. Mike Armstrong completed a good day with 5 for 35.

Penrith IIs were at Ulverston and having first use of the pitch would be fairly happy at tea with 199 on the board. Mainly responsible for the total were Darren Richardson with 59, and Andrew Craig with 54.

Ulverston’s Stuart Cooper had an excellent return of 7 for 44 in 13.2 overs. In reply, after losing an early wicket, Ulverston finally found some form and with 73 from Jonathan Blain, and Stuart Cooper’s 67, Ulverston went to a welcome win at 200 for 6 with overs to spare.

Vickerstown were asked to bat at Wigton, and were dismissed for 142, Andy Ireland made 38 with Mike Holliday taking 4 for 46. In reply Wigton went to a comfortable win at 143 for 3, Steve Murdock ending on 59 not out and Mahsood Aziz , 57 not out.

At Egremont, visitors Cleator II batted first and after their 50 overs were 211 for 9. Mark Ponticelli top scored with 59, with good support from Sam Jacobson’s 46, and Pat Williamson’s 35.

For Egremont James Bostock took 3 for 29, and Dave Raynor, 3 for 35. In reply opener Ian Littleton made 66, and Jeff Dixon 22, but Egremont had to settle for the draw at 151 for 6

At Hawcoat Park, Appleby Eden batted first and made 194 for the loss of only 2 wickets, both George Moore and Mike Ousby made 84 not out. In reply Hawcoat Park were 154 for 5 when overs ran out. Chris Savage made 40.

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