A shortened Eden Valley Cricket League Premiership programme saw Caldbeck and Carlisle’s second-team win their matches, leaving Caldbeck requiring two points to become champions this weekend with Carlisle having completed their programme.

Caldbeck (136/10), with Rob Benn (48) their top scorer. James Swann (4/33) and Nick Rigg (3//34) best with the ball.

Scotby (69/10) never threatened, only James Swann (38) getting into double figures. Jack Proudlock (3/17), Kevin Pattinson (3/17) and Matthew Strong (2/5) were the bowlers in form.

Carlisle’s second-team nearly came unstuck against Kirkby Stephen (81/10).

After bowling the visitors out with Jordan Oultram (4/25) and Johnny Westgarth (4/32) to the fore, Carlisle found themselves in trouble.

Olly Bradley (20 not out) and Andrew Trickett (24) came to their rescue, though, as they won by three wickets. Chris Scarr (3/19) causing the early concerns.

In Division One, the crucial local derby between Edenhall and Staffield left Edenhall victors by 10 wickets.

The toss was important as Staffield (75/9) struggled on a wet, drying wicket. Geoff Brown (12 not out) the only one in double figures. Edenhall’s bowlers used the conditions well with Jamie Armstrong (3/16) and Tom Wentworth (2/7), in particular, making it difficult.

Edenhall (76/0) then made it look easy as Jamie Armstrong (54 not out) cut loose.

Keswick’s second-team (126/7) lost by one wicket against Carlisle’s third-team (127/9) off the last ball, putting themselves in danger of relegation.

Karl Link (50 not out) and Jamie D’Leny (36) top-scored for the hosts. Adam Tiffen (3/20) and then 36 with the bat, together with Connor Currie (48 not out), seeing Carlisle to victory.

Good to see a fit-again Colin Carter (4/19) shining.

Wetheral (187/10) had a significant win over Stainton (118/9).

Marco Oliver (49) top-scored. Stainton thwarted by Tom Fuller (4/15) in their reply. This win dropping Keswick’s secondteam into the relegation spot.

Langholm (22/4) beat Patterdale (21/10). Dave Steele (6/4) and Steven Johnstone (4/2) destroying the visitors.

In Division Two, Braithwaite (76/7) defeated Gamblesby (75/10), while Lanercost’s second-team beat Kirkby Stephen’s second-team by 60 runs.

Nunwick (155/5), Tony Bennett (47), James Tweedie (44), Mike Swindle (4/36), beat Temple Sowerby’s second-team (93/10). David Booker (5/25) best for Nunwick.

Penrith’s third-team (116/7) beat Irthing Vale (115/9) with Duncan Miller (48), while Finlay Hansford (3/10) performed well for Penrith.

In the Sunday League, there were wins for Appleby’s second-team and Stainton’s second-team.