At last, some decent weekend weather allowed for a full programme in the Eden Valley Cricket League. Visiting teams held the upper hand as only five of the 16 games played resulted in home wins.

Champions Carlisle's second-team continued their good start, winning by seven wickets at Kirkby Stephen.

Put into bat, a very depleted Kirkby Stephen (124/8) lost early wickets and struggled to get any momentum in their innings; only Rob Hook (44) making a significant score; Jordan Oultram (3/20) and Luke Westmorland (2/26) the main wicket-takers.

Carlisle (125/3) eased to victory with Jordan Whinn (54 not out) to the fore.

Caldbeck (174/9) were led by Matthew Burbery (65) opening and Kevin Pattinson (75) batting at nine. Scott Cameron (4/39) ripped the middle-order out, supported by Andrew Muncaster (3/55).

Temple Sowerby (117/10) made a steady start but the departure of James Farmer (38) signalled the end as Matthew Strong (6/31) demolished the innings.

Lanercost (282/5) with Ross Wilson (154) starring back in the fold with 17 fours and seven sixes. David Ferguson (65) joined in the mayhem.

Threlkeld (157/10) went for it with Jamie Lihou getting 74 in 52 balls. His dismissal signalled the end; Jonathan Robley (3/15), Christopher Blagden (3/12) and Ben Allen (3/54) the wicket-takers.

Wigton's second-team (159/3) chased down Rockcliffe’s (157/4) with six overs to spare.

Rockcliffe relied on Mark Wharton (56) and Andrew Whinn (47 not out) for the bulk of their runs. Tom Fleming (87 not out) and Josh Dixon (34) took Wigton to a comfortable win.

In Division One, Edenhall (154/7), with Matthew Wilson (40), comfortably beat Carlisle's third-team (79/10) by 75 runs. Skipper Rob Bland (5/7) blitzing the Carlisle innings.

Carleton (154/8) lost at home to Langholm (156/5); Jack Whinn (62) and Ben Greig (50 not out) responsible for the bulk of the runs; David Steele (4/10) outstanding with the ball. Solid batting from the start gave Langholm an easy win; Nicky Piszczykiewicz (50), Tony Steele (37 not out) and Graham Park (34).

Patterdale (102/10) were beaten comfortably by Wetheral (104/5); Scott Wilson (33) the only significant contribution; Lee Hogarth (4/39) best with the ball. Bryan Garnett (57 not out) led the reply. Dean Kelso (3/13) doing his best to thwart the visitors.

An under-strength Appleby salvaged a point at Staffield. Staffield got 201/5 with Peter Armstrong (67) and Robbie O’Neil (43). Skipper Ryan Davidson (70) and Tony Ousby (46 not out) the only batsmen into double figures. Mark Vasey (4/24) best of the bowlers as the last pair held out.

It was a similar story at Stainton. Stainton (94/10) with Ed Tallis (26 not out) top-scoring; Moses John (5/33) doing the damage with Dan Craghill (2/10) and Keith Richardson (1/18) from their 20 overs keeping tight control.

Keswick's second-team (79/9) found it equally difficult with just three in double figures; Mark Cameron (22) top-scored; Liam Mulholland (4/15) best with the ball as the visitors hung on for a point.

In Division Two, leaders Gamblesby maintained their good start with a 60-run victory against Temple Sowerby's second-team.

Gamblesby (148/9), put into bat, had Richard Benson (53 not out) to thank for their total with 29 extras adding to their score; Adrian Thompson (3/39) and Dave Overs (3/31) best with the ball.

Sowerby (88/10) never threatened with Simon Higginbottom (32) top-scoring; John Forrester (4/26) and Simon Watson (3/12) doing the damage.

Irthing Vale (119/10) beat Lanercost's second-team (85/10) by 34 runs in a low-scoring game at The Priory; Kevin Bellis (33) with a late flourish to the visitors’ innings; Sam Wright (3/18) with the ball. Lanercost’s reply stuttered with only Ryan Proud (33) contributing as they were bowled out in 19.5 overs. All four bowlers contributed with Mohammed Asif (3/5) outstanding.

Nunwick (150/9) easily defeated Braithwaite (45/10) by 105 runs; James Tweedie (41 not out) and Ryan Veitch (40); Lee Zaninetti (4/33) best of the bowlers. Braithwaite destroyed by Dave Booker (10-6-6-5) and Mike Carrick (4.4-4-0-4) who both ended with astounding figures.

Sunday League saw wins for Stainton's second-team, Appleby Eden, Dumfries and Wigton third-team.

Caldbeck Colts (124/10) with Phil Richardson (51 retired not out) undone by Ed Tallis (4/22) and Rhys Preston (3/30). Stainton (125/3) cruised home with Ed Tallis (48 not out) and John Mounsey (50 retired not out).

Appleby Eden's second-team got 193/5 with Chris Beckwith (50 retired not out) and Josh Brabbins (50 retired not out) setting an imposing target, Keswick (85/10) were never able to match; only Mark Cameron (36) in double figures. All six Appleby bowlers in the wickets with George Winder (3/16).

In the all Scottish clash, Dumfries (100/0) inflicted a 10-wicket thrashing to Langholm second-team (99/10); Aiden Goodin (5/31) for Dumfries. Openers Adam Malik (46 not out) and Fergus Bainbridge (36 not out) raced to victory in just 17 overs.

Wigton's third-team (169/6) beat Carlisle Academy (107/10) by 62 runs.