Cleator’s National Village Trophy campaign ended at Egerton on a day to forget for the west Cumbrians.

They lost main strike bowler David Blackwell after only nine deliveries when he pulled up with a recurrence of an old hamstring injury.

Worse was to follow when their top fielder, Chris Quin, suffered a broken finger and had to be rushed off to hospital.

Cleator were able to use a substitute fielder but one who could neither bowl or bat – which proved very costly in the end.

Egerton powered to 197-9 in their 40 overs but Cleator were never up with the rate.

The highlight of their innings was a gritty 30 from Quin who had returned to do his bit with the bat.

But Cleator were eventually bowled out for 142 with Egerton now through to the quarter-finals.