Dalton climb off foot of North Lancs Premier with Cockermouth win
DALTON claimed a crucial North Lancs and Cumbria Premier Division win as they overcame Cockermouth at Ulverston Road.
Deciding to bat, Cockermouth could only post 120 all out in the 47th over, skipper Gareth White making half of the total, with 61.
Dalton's Jon Bell, with 3 for 20, and Mark Gibson, with 3 for 28, did most of the damage.
The hosts went to a good and welcome win – their first of the season – in the in the 32nd over, making 123 for 5, to climb above their opponents and out of the relegation zone.
There was joy for Furness as well, as the home side remained the only unbeaten side in the division as they defeated Carlisle.
There were lot of runs at Furness Park, where Carlisle had first knock.
Professional Justin Greaves went past 50 again, with 71, and the reliable Ben Davidson made 68 as the team totalled 219 for 6 after 50 overs.
In reply, Furness cruised to a comfortable win, posting 222 for 4 with 7.5 overs to spare. Nathan Waterston was in the runs again, with 61.
Furness – courtesy of two games abandoned due to the weather – remain second after Workington easily triumphed at home to Cleator.
The hosts' run-makers were back in form, topped by Callum Moffat's 94, with 11 fours, helping them total 238 for 5 in their 50 overs.
After tea, Cleator struggled throughout their innings and were dismissed for 111 in 35 overs. James Rogers top-scored at number nine with 39, while Matthew Lowden returned 4 for 23 in 12 overs with the ball.
Keswick batted first at home to Wigton and were in some trouble at 108 for 5, but number seven James McGown made a vital 54 not out and the Fitz Park side carded 212 for 9 in 50 overs.
The Wigton innings was all about Mike Slack, who opened and was last out for 123. Nobody else got 20 or more as they were all out in the 48th over for 195. Glen Weightman took 4 for 39 in nine overs.
In Division One, Lindal Moor were put in to bat at Haverigg and made a good start, skipper Edward Waind scoring 71 and Sam Beckmann 31.
But after the top three, no other batsman made double figures, and Lindal were 168 for 9 when overs ran out.
In reply, the Haverigg batting was again below par. The Postlethwaite brothers, Drew and Jordan, each made 27, but the home side were 102 all out in the 35th over.
Waind completed a good day, taking 4 for 17 in 9.1 overs.
Millom are level on points with Lindal at the top of the standings after beating Whitehaven at St George's Road.
Haven chose to bat and made a good start, with the top order making 114 between them. The rest of the batting was not very productive, and the visitors were limited to an all out total of 156 in the 45th over.
Millom pro Sameera Sadamal took 5 for 41 in his 15 overs.
After tea, Millom soon lost both openers, but Sadamal, with 82 not out, and Danny Fallows, 55 not out, saw them to 159 for 2 in 34 overs and an important 10 points.
Ulverston also took a full points haul with victory at Vickerstown.
Workington A won the toss and batted at Seascale, but not very confidently.
Despite 61 from Nick Wood and an unbeaten 48 from Paul McKeown, the visitors could only total 138 all out in the 39th over. Danny Lee took 6 for 20.
In reply, Seascale batted steadily and won in the 34th over, scoring 139 for 5. Joe Hammond made 35 and Alan Kirkham 30.
In Division Two, Furness A are 16 points clear at the top after a comfortable win at Cleator A.
Furness put Cleator in, and despite 47 from Ian Clark, the home side could only muster 118 all out in the 41st over. Sam Stephens took 3 for 25 in 12 overs.
In reply, the visitors went to a seven-wicket victory in the 34th over, Gareth Smith made 59 not out and Wyll Stanway 28.
Runs were hard to come by as Hawcoat Park hosted Dalton.
The home side were in first and were all out for 80 in 25 overs. Dalton's Keith Gilliland had excellent figures of 7 for 19.
Dalton's batsmen also struggled, but won in the 29th over with 81 for 7.
There was high-scoring at the Community Centre in the game between Kirkby and Egremont.
The visitors had first knock and, after losing both openers cheaply, made a good recovery. Alex Hodgson, with 91, and 42 from Matthew Hunter saw them to 201 for 6 in 50 overs.
Kirkby's top-order went off like a train. Paul New, 55, Mike Fugler, 44 not out, Alastair Bradley, 37 not out, and Rob Fugler, 28, saw their side to the win at 204 for 3 with four overs to spare.
In Division Three, Haverigg A had first knock at home to Egremont A and got a good start, losing their first wicket with 66 on the board. After their 40 overs, they were 159 for 7 as Anthony Johnson carried his bat for 79,supported by James Murray, 28, and Gavyn Chesher, 24. Egremont's Ollie Wilford took 5 for 59 in his 10 overs.
Egremont had a poor day with the bat to be 60 all out in the 22nd over. Sam Huddleston took 7 for 15 in his 10 overs.
Whitehaven batted first at home to Vickerstown A and, with 57 from opener Raghavendra Kurkal, an unbeaten 37 from Neil Harrison, and Howard Carpenter's 34, they posted 167 for 9 at tea.
Vickerstown's Craig Pickering returned an excellent 5 for 41 in nine overs.
Two men short, Vickerstown lost wickets regularly to be 93 all out, Arnie Luxon making 20. Stuart Whitelock took 4 for 24 in 10 overs.