Carlisle Cricket Club hope to make progress on two fronts this weekend, with both matches at Edenside.

Tomorrow, they host Cleator in a key Cumbria Cricket League Premier Division game and, on Sunday, entertain Haverigg in their County Cup first-round tie.

It’s been a promising start by the city side, who could have been sitting alongside Furness with a 100 per cent record from three games, had they not been interrupted by the weather.

A rained-off game with Keswick was sandwiched between wins over champions Cockermouth and newly-promoted Egremont.

Skipper Marc Brown said: “It’s been a very promising start to the season and we’ve played well in the games so far. We are looking forward to both games this weekend, particularly the one with Cleator.

“They have lost two and will be keen to get back to winning ways and we know them well, having had some good battles with them last season. We want to get off to a winning start in the County Cup, too.”

Carlisle make one change from the side which won at Egremont on Saturday.

Opener Ben Davidson is a talented all-round sportsman and is away for the weekend, representing Cumbria at hockey as he follows in the footsteps of his dad Mark who also played hockey for the county. So, Paul Glascott comes into the side from the second-team, although will bat lower down the order, probably at five.

“Paul is a talented batsman but has a young family and is not always available. It’s nice to give him a run-out in the first-team,” said Brown.

Carlisle have to make three changes for the County Cup game and, among those coming into the side, is 15-year-old Stanley Mcalindon, a member of Durham’s Academy.

Brown said: “He’s a very talented young cricketer, and again, it’s good that he’s got an opportunity with the first-team at such a young age.”

Carlisle were winners by six wickets against bottom side Egremont last week.

Good bowling by Henry Walker (4-10) from eight overs and Fraser Conn (4-40) off nine restricted Egremont to 145 all out. Carlisle were put well on their way through a second-wicket stand of 82 between professional Mike Slack (81 not out) and Davidson (40) and eventually won by six wickets.

Wigton, who travel to Dalton tomorrow, were beaten twice by Workington in the league and Higson Cup.

They bowled out Workington for 134 in the league clash but fell short when they, in turn, were dismissed for 105.

On Monday in the cup clash, again at Lowmoor Road, Workington made 156-9 and when rain interfered, Wigton fell short on a revised target and lost on the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Keswick were well beaten by champions Cockermouth, even though it ended with a Duckworth-Lewis decision.

Keswick at least got off the mark in the Higson Cup when they beat Lindal Moor on the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Workington, meanwhile, won’t have their professional Sangeeth Cooray until June. They will be trying for a sub-pro when they host neighbours Whitehaven tomorrow. They visit Penrith on Sunday in the County Cup.

The other two games see Dalton host Wigton and Millom entertain Lindal Moor.