Divisions One and Two in the Cumbria Cricket League played their first round of fixtures of the 2019 season last weekend and it was a successful start for Haverigg, who thrashed South Cumbria rivals Kirkby by nine wickets.

Kirkby batted first after winning the toss, but were bowled out for a mere 78, with Tomas Hawdon taking 4-16 for Haverigg, who chased down their small target in 15.2 overs, captain Drew Postlethwaite was unbeaten on 39.

Hawcoat Park also made an impressive opening in defeating Cockermouth 2nd XI by seven wickets as 32 from both Cameron McDougall and David Thorburn, helped them past the visitors’ 90 inside 15 overs.

Vickerstown collapsed to 125 all out at Seascale, for whom Steve Brown took 5-22 and the home side coasted to a six-wicket win, despite 3-37 from Matt Roskell, thanks to 35 from both Paul Knott and Adam Brown.

Ulverston were also beaten on the road at Workington 2nd XI, despite 61 from captain Ben Dryden in their 142-7, as the hosts won by seven wickets, thanks to 60 from skipper Matthew Young.

The battle of the 2nd XIs of Furness and Lindal Moor emphatically went the way of the home side, who posted 263-5, including 104 from Bradley Chapples, before Luke Shaw’s 5-35 helped bowl out the visitors for just 101.

In Division Two, Dalton 2nd XI, in first, were 153-7 against Cleator 2nd XI with skipper Phil Humphries making 51. In an exciting finish Cleator were three runs short when overs ran out with 151-3 on the board. Gary Hall made 64 and Steven Wishart 36.

Elsewhere Millom 2nd XI (31 all out) lost by 54 runs at home to Whitehaven 2nd XI, while Ulverston 2nd XI were beaten by five wickets by Egremont 2nd XI.