The weekend brought to a close the 2019 Eden Valley Cricket League season. It seems to have flown by - must be an age thing!

Caldbeck duly completed the task of getting the points required to win the Premiership with a comprehensive 141-run victory against Threlkeld.

Caldbeck totalled 219 with skipper Rob Benn (79) and Ben Tickle (69) leading the way. Ben Jefferson (4/35) whipped out the tail as the home side lost their last six wickets for just eight runs in the last couple of overs.

Threlkeld (78/10) never threatened as Kevin Pattinson (4/23), Matthew Strong (4/21) and Jack Proudlock (2/19) took the wickets, supported by a mean 10-over spell from Sean Merone for only 12 runs.

Lanercost lost by 22 runs at home to Kirkby Stephen (164/7), Rob Hook (82 not out) top-scoring for Kirkby Stephen.

In reply, Lanercost (142/10) failed to bat out the overs as Bryn Davies (6/28) took charge.

At the wrong end of the table, Rockcliffe (53/10) were beaten by Temple Sowerby (97/10). Andrew Muncaster made 44 for Temple Sowerby, the difference between the two sides.

Sadly, Wigton's second-team conceded their game at Scotby.

In Division One, Appleby Eden (54/10) beat a young Carlisle's third-team (53/10) by 10 wickets to complete their programme. Phil Brabbins made an unbeaten 36.

Praise here from the Appleby senior players for Patrick Muldoon for his batting and wicket-keeping and Johnny Westgarth for his spin bowling. Two to watch out for.

Edenhall (41/1) clinched the runners-up spot with a nine-wicket victory at Carleton (40/10). Ben Crouch (4/5) did most damage.

Langholm (172/7), Graham Park (43) with Ed Tallis (4/37) were the best for Stainton (74/10). Jonathon Greenwood (26) was the only one in double figures as Langholm won by 98 runs.

At the bottom, Keswick's second-team (112/7) had their relegation confirmed, losing by eight wickets to bottom side Patterdale (114/2). Dean Kelso (79 not out) top-scored for Patterdale.

Wetheral were all out for 160, with Bryan Garnett hitting 47. Steven Thomlinson (4/62) completed 50 wickets for the season as they beat Staffield (96/10) by 64 runs. Mike Downie (4/12) was outstanding with the ball.

In Division Two, promoted Nunwick (62/7) came out on top in a low-scoring game against Braithwaite (59/10).

Bowlers were on top throughout with Mark James (3/14) for Nunwick, and Lee Zaninetti (4/12) for the home side, the best. Mike Carrick’s unbeaten 23 was crucial for Nunwick.

An excellent game saw Kirkby Stephen's second-team (162/7) beat Penrith's third-team (159/10) in the last over.

There was plenty of young talent on both sides, with Ben Allinson’s 41 crucial to Kirkby Stephen’s victory.

Champions Caldbeck's second-team beat Gamblesby to ensure top spot.

Temple Sowerby's second-team conceded their game to Lanercost's second-team.

The Sunday League concluded its programme with a win for Dumfries (102/4) over Carlisle's Academy (101/10) by six wickets.

A close encounter resulted in Caldbeck Colts (164/7), beating Lanercost Colts (163/10) by three wickets with just three balls remaining. Ollie Allen (45) for the home side and Elliot Blake (42) for the visitors batting well.

Stainton's second-team (158/6) had a comfortable 70-run victory over Wigton's third-team (88/10).

Langholm conceded their game against Keswick's third-team.