Hawcoat Park captain Tom Stanwix starred with bat and ball as his side thrashed ten-man Vickerstown by 153 runs in Division One of the Cumbria Cricket League last Saturday.

Stanwix made a crucial unbeaten 39 off just 31 balls batting from nine, as Hawcoat were bowled out for 193, with Adam Hunter top-scoring with 40, in what was a solid effort with the bat from the visitors.

Vickerstown skipper Gareth Benson was the pick of his team’s attack, as he took 4-55, but the depleted hosts had a bad day with the bat in reply.

Only wicketkeeper Josh Francis (19) made it into double figures, as Vickerstown were skittled for just 40 off 31.4 overs, with Stanwix taking 4-18 and Callum Lucas mopping up the tail with 3-12.

Stanwix said: “We’ve started well this season, especially in the league. We lost in the cup in what was a tough game against Haverigg, who’ve just come down, but we’ve started very well in the league and it’s looking promising.

“Getting 190-odd here was a good score, especially because the grass was about a foot long at the boundary. It was like getting 250 or 260 at another ground.

“I got a few runs, which is nice, but everybody batted well at the top as well. We batted well all the way down because we’ve got a good side.”

In another all-South Cumbria fixture, Kirkby came out on top at Ulverston with a comfortable 68-run victory.

Kirkby decided to bat first and to good effect, as they made 259-4, with Paul Fugler making 80 not out and James Thornton 63.

In reply, Ulverston batted with some purpose, particularly with Partha Singh making an unbeaten 72 and captain Ben Dryden adding 33, but the home side were all out for 191 in the 49th over, as Kirkby’s Mark Fugler took 3-18.

Skipper Drew Postlethwaite struck a brilliant century as promotion favourites Haverigg continued their good start to the campaign with a 157-run hammering of Seascale at Poolside.

Opener Postlethwaite piled on 116 off 118 balls, while Sri Lankan overseas Lahiru Jayakody blasted 78 off just 58 deliveries, which included four sixes, as Haverigg posted 249-6 after winning the toss.

Seascale’s chase never looked likely, especially when they were reduced to 9-5, and they were finally bowled out for 92, with only captain Steve Brown’s 30 providing any resistance, as Haverigg’s Tomas Hawdon took 4-26.

Elliot Maxfield bagged a fantastic 6-9, as Furness 2nd XI defeated their counterparts from Cockermouth by six wickets.

Maxfield’s efforts ensured the hosts collapsed to 70 all out, despite 31 from wicketkeeper Steve Knott, and Furness easily chased down their target inside 14 overs.

Lindal Moor’s 2nd XI were also victorious, as they breezed past Workington 2nd XI by nine wickets. Chris Moore took 6-19 as the visitors were skittled for 68 and an unbeaten 39 from Laura Marshall guided Lindal home.