A full programme took place at the weekend in the Eden Valley Cricket League - an unusual occurrence this season.

Caldbeck kept up their pursuit of Carlisle's 2nds with a comprehensive nine-wicket victory at Scotby.

Asked to bat first, Scotby (63/9) were dismissed in just 26.4 overs, unable to cope with Caldbeck bowlers Sean Merone (3/22), Jack Proudlock (3/10) and Liam Bell (3/22). Caldbeck (65/1) raced to victory with Rob Benn (30 not out).

Wigton's 2nds continue to struggle, losing by four wickets at home to Kirkby Stephen.

Wigton (161/10) owed much to Billy Ray (69) and Tom Fleming (34) for their total. Ross Jackson (3/43) and Scott Allison (3/31) did the damage. Skipper Charlie Bowman (70 not out) led the visitors' reply as Kirkby Stephen (163/6) eased to victory.

Threlkeld (233/7), with Ben Jefferson (128 not out), beat Temple Sowerby (230/10) by three wickets.

Carlisle 2nds had to wait until Sunday when their visit to Rockcliffe produced a win by 66 runs.

Carlisle made 209/6 with Jordan Oultram (59), Matthew Trickett (44) and Paul Glascott (37) best with the bat. Rockcliffe (143/10) made a good start with Richard Mallinson (45) but the introduction of Tom Lydiate (5/42) brought about a collapse as the home side were bowled out with just two balls remaining.

Results in Division One saw leaders Staffield and second-placed Edenhall both lose with a close grouping now lying in wait.

Third-placed Appleby Eden celebrated their return home with a 17-run victory over Edenhall. 

Batting first, Appleby Eden were 169 all out, led by Ryan Davidson (56), a below-par score thanks to Jamie Armstrong (3/25) and Archie Hale (4/26).

Edenhall (152/10) struggled in their reply with only Johnnie Kidd (47) threatening. A ninth-wicket stand by Paul Lothian (25) and Jack Hale (22) silenced the large crowd until the returning James Hullock (4/22) knocked over the last two wickets. Jordan Palmer (3/32) took out the late middle-order earlier.

Stainton (122/10) were taken apart by Steven Thomlinson (8/37) with Martin Ruddick (31) setting leaders Staffield an easy target some people thought.

Staffield (61/10) were then taken apart by Martin Ruddick (3/12), Liam Mulholland (3/25) and the returning Scott Lancaster (3/12). Only a late flourish from Richard Bamber (28) offering token resistance.

Langholm kept themselves in contention with a six-wicket win at Patterdale. The home side scored 183/10 with Dean Kelso (65) and Sam Taylforth (76) leading the way until a dramatic collapse saw them lose their last eight wickets for just 17 runs. Langholm (186/4), featuring Tony Steele (69), won comfortably with an over to spare.

Wetheral (125/10), with Bryan Garnett (28) top-scoring, were unable to cope with Ray Cunneen (6/26). Carleton (126/5) got home thanks to Ben Greig (39).

Carlisle 3rds (185/10) had a welcome home win over Keswick 2nds (143/10) by 42 runs.

Cameron Westmorland (42), Charlie Walker (38), Johnny Westgarth (32) and Will Clark (27) contributed. Jerry Turnbull (3/31) was best with the ball.

Keswick 2nds started well with Mark Cameron (41) and Arran Davies (36). Thereafter, wickets fell regularly with Adam Tiffen (4/16) outstanding for the home side.

Division Two leaders Nunwick extended their lead with a nine-wicket win against Temple Sowerby 2nds (98/10).

Richard Forrester (31) top-scoring for Temple Sowerby. All four Nunwick bowlers were in the wickets with Mark James (3/26) the best of them. Nunwick (101/1) knocked off the runs in just 16 overs. Tony Bennett was unbeaten on 56.

Braithwaite (162/8) lost to Gamblesby (164/6) by four wickets in a game closer than the result indicates.

Andy Muir (48) and Andrew Pepper (32) led the way for Braithwaite. Will Brownlee (3/27) was the best of the Gamblesby bowlers. In reply, skipper Darren Coleman (76 not out) guided the visitors home, supported by the recently-transferred Adam Carter, ex-Appleby, unbeaten on 45. Tim Workman (3/23) was the best of the Braithwaite bowlers.

Irthing Vale (160/8) beat Penrith 3rds (124/10) by 36 runs. Nick Crosby made 42 for the home side, Mark-Lucas Winspear taking 4/40. The visitors reply centred around Lucas Winspear (78 not out) as Nick Crosby (3/35) and Mohammed Qureshi (4/14) ran through the order.

A thrilling game at the Priory saw Kirkby Stephen beating Lanercost 2nds by one run.

Kirkby Stephen (131/10), with Ian Cousin (42), restricted by Paul Crabtree (5/29) and Ant Pritchard (3/18). Lanercost's reply (130/10) stuttered until a late stand between Pritchard (45) and Nathan Brown (20) seemed to have got them home, only to lose their last wicket to a run-out when one short.

On Sunday, the Senior Cup festival at Threlkeld took place.

Caldbeck (106/10) defeating Appleby Eden (95/10) by 11 runs in the first game. Caldbeck (175/4) then going on to beat Threlkeld (146/10) by 29 runs to qualify for the finals. Rob Benn (65) and Scott Wetherell (60) made most of the runs for Caldbeck. Jamie Lihou (56) threatened Caldbeck but the experienced duo of Jack Proudlock (3/26) and Greg Tickle (3/7) prevailed.

In the Sunday League, Appleby (220/8) beat Carlisle's Academy (107/10) by 113 runs.

Caldbeck Colts (170/2) with Kyle Brough (50 not out retired) beat Langholm (169/8) by eight wickets.

Stainton (208/6) beat Keswick 3rds (140/8) by 68 runs. Adam Jakeman (52 not out retired) and Ed Tallis (50 not out retired) led the charge. Keswick never really close with Karl Lewis (35) top-scoring.