Caldbeck Cricket Club brought the Eden Valley Cricket League Premiership back to life with a seven-point winning draw at leaders Carlisle 2nds.

It could even have been an outright win had a controversial run-out decision gone in their favour.

Put into bat, Caldbeck made 132/8 with Ben Tickle (35) and Rob Benn (30) posting a below-average score. James Bell (3/29) was best of the bowlers.

Carlisle (102/9) struggled from the start as Sean Merone took 4/25, and Jack Proudlock 1/12 from his 10 overs, removing the early batting.

Skipper Olly Bradley (47 not out) steadied things mid-innings but Liam Bell (3/27) removed the late middle order as Luke Westmorland joined his skipper to see out the overs.

Lanercost made 251/4 with Lawrence Baldwin (82) and Jonathan Robley (65) leading a solid batting performance after losing Ross Wilson without a run on the board.

Rockcliffe (187/10) failed by a run and two balls from batting out for a point. Callum Kennedy (5/33) and Chris Blagden (3/27) were the bowlers responsible.

Temple Sowerby (194/10), who had Jack Overs (53) to thank for top-scoring, won the relegation battle with Wigton 2nds (162/10) by 32 runs.

George Johnston (66) led for Wigton but the introduction of skipper Michael Swindle (5/28) started the rot as Wigton’s lower order collapsed.

Scotby defeated Kirkby Stephen at Hills Bottom.

Dan Swann hit a half-century in Scotby’s 163/7. Kirkby Stephen, very much under-strength, never threatened.

The Division One top-of-the-table clash saw Appleby Eden comfortably beat leaders Staffield by 106 runs.

Appleby Eden totalled 252/6 with Joe Davidson (91) and the in-form Jordan Palmer (53), helped by a late flourish of hitting by Phil Brabbins (40 not out) and Adam Knowles (21), accounting for the total.

Staffield (146/9) never threatened, only Steven Thomlinson (40 not out) and Chris Tuer (27) showing with the bat. Tony Ousby (3/35) and George Winder (2/22) were the best of the bowlers.

Edenhall thrashed Carlisle 3rds by 155 runs to keep in touch at the top.

Edenhall made 226/5 with Jamie Armstrong hitting 93 from a spate of boundaries. Carlisle (71/10) collapsed after a good start with six ducks in their innings.

Skipper Rob Bland with 4/0 from his three maiden overs did most of the damage.

Duncan Elliot hit an unbeaten 103 as Langholm totalled 191/2. But they lost ground on the leaders as Carleton (192/2) raced to victory.

Ben Greig (81) and Alex Smith (81 not out) chased down their target with six overs to spare.

Wetheral (157/10) had a comfortable 66-run victory over Patterdale despite Richard Kelso’s effort with 7/44. Patterdale (91/10) were unable to cope with Lee Hogarth (6/16), falling well short.

In Division Two, Braithwaite made a healthy 129/3 with Harry Rigby (79 not out), as they overcame Irthing Vale (126/9) by seven wickets.

Irthing Vale owed much to Kevin Bellis (45) and Nadeem Pervaz (37) for their score with James Denham (3/19) best of the Braithwaite bowlers.

Caldbeck 2nds totalled 304/4 with contributions from Mike Strong (73 not out), Kyle Brough (66 not out), Daniel Bargh (54) and Steve Percival (50).

Lanercost (159/10) were all out in just 30.2 overs. James Crabtree top-scored with 29. Chris Hellon (3/21) was best of the bowlers as Caldbeck won by 145 runs.

Kirkby Stephen 2nds (194/10) came out comfortable winners against Gamblesby (114/10) by 80 runs.

Ray Cousins (43) top-scored for the visitors. Darren Coleman (4/24) was best of the bowlers.

Luke Butler (39) was the only Gamblesby batsman to flourish as Lee Modin (4/4), John Bowman (3/32) and Mick Watson (3/45) ripped Gamblesby out.

The Sunday League saw two concessions from Keswick 3rds and Wigton 3rds.