Carlisle Cricket Club were thwarted by the weather in their latest Cumbria Cricket League encounter at the weekend.

But officials are hoping conditions will be much improved this Sunday when they host a county fixture.

Cumberland are hosting Cheshire in two T20 contests on the day, with the first at 11.30am, and Carlisle are delighted to have the opportunity to show off their facilities.

Ben Davidson from the host club has been selected in the 13-man squad, while Alex Grainger from Cockermouth has also been included in a Cumberland line-up, led by Gary Pratt.

Carlisle secretary Mark Davidson, Ben's dad, said: "This promises to be an entertaining day of cricket and we hope you can join us for at least part of the day."

It’s a special month for Carlisle as they are also staging an Over-50s game between Cumbria and Northumberland on May 15.

As far as the league is concerned, Carlisle looked to be in a good position against Keswick on Saturday when the game was ended prematurely. Keswick were 36-5 off 18.2 over when play ended.

Champions Cockermouth were even better placed to win their game against Whitehaven after falling to defeat against Carlisle in their opening game.

After a rain-reduced knock, Cockermouth’s innings ended after 32 overs on 144-6 with Sam Sharp (46 not out) and Greg Platten (34) the main contributors. Veteran Habib Baloch took 3-21.

Whitehaven were in deep trouble at 56-8 off 21 overs when play ended with leg-spinner Mark Middleton taking 6-17.

Workington’s home game against Lindal Moor never even started, but three games in the south of the county all produced results.

Furness were comfortable winners against Wigton after bowling out their visitors for 65 in 21.2 overs. Only two batsmen reached double figures as Jordan Buchanan (5-19) and professional Sachith Pathirana (3-10) posed too many problems. Ryan Griffiths (38) top-scored in the winning reply and he was the only wicket to fall.

Last season’s runners-up, Cleator, were soundly beaten at Dalton in the game which produced the most runs.

Dalton professional Lasith Warnakawaththa Waduge scored 103 not out in a total of 221-5 as they got in a full 50 overs. Waduge then took 5-9 from just 5.2 overs as Cleator were bowled out for 100 with Adam Hodgson easily top-scoring on 42.

Millom were the third winners when they beat Egremont by 78 runs after the west Cumbrians appeared to have given themselves a chance.

Alex Hodgson took 6-27 as Millom were bowled out for 139 and nearly half the total came from the openers Robert Thompson (34) and Sameera Sadamai (31). But Egremont struggled even more with only two batsmen in double figures as they were bowled out for 61.

Egremont are finding life tough in the top-flight after their promotion and, tomorrow, they host Carlisle. 

It’s early doors but they are bottom with only one point to show for their efforts, while the three south Cumbrian sides who won on Saturday all share the lead on 20 points – Dalton, Furness and Millom. Carlisle follow on with 14 points alongside Workington with Wigton five points further back in sixth. 

All of the three leading clubs are away tomorrow, two of them in west Cumbria as Millom visit Cleator and Furness make the trip to Whitehaven.

Dalton visit Lindal Moor. Cockermouth play Keswick in a local derby while Wigton entertain Workington.