Furness won a gripping Higson Cup tie against Dalton last Sunday, as they earned a 25-run victory in a high-scoring contest at Furness Park.

Asked to bat, Furness batted solidly all down the order after Wyll Stanway (40) and Nathan Waterston (47) had an opening stand of 65, and with 51 from Mark Daly, the home side were 227-9 after their 45 overs, Dalton’s Tony Butler taking 3-38

In reply Dalton also batted well, as Robert Jones’ 57 and skipper Daniel Sharpe’s 52 kept their side in the game, but the visitors were 202 all out in the 43rd over, as Peter Lawson returned 3-51.

Millom also progressed, as they ran out 42-run winners against Cockermouth, with overseas Sameera Sadamal producing a stunning century.

Sadamal smashed 132 off 121 balls, as Millom posted an impressive 245-4, with Michael Holmes (60) sharing a fourth-wicket stand of 131 alongside the Sri Lankan.

Cockermouth started their chase well, with openers Matthew Sempill and Alex Grainger making 72 and 40, respectively, but their innings didn’t recover once the former was run out, as they were finally bowled out for 203.

Lindal Moor fell to a three-wicket defeat at Keswick in a rain-affected game, after the hosts chased down a revised target of 121 in 32 overs in reply to Lindal’s 130 all out, which included 53 from Janith de Silva.

In the other tie, Workington (156-9) defeated Wigton by 11 runs via DLS, after rain intervened with the hosts on 28-2.

Vickerstown were unable to progress in the Sowerby Cup last Sunday, as they were defeated by eight wickets at Seascale. They were dismissed for just 98, including 43 not out from captain Gareth Benson, before Seascale sealed victory in just 17.2 overs.