Barrow produced another disappointing display with the bat, as they were thrashed by nine wickets by Fulwood and Broughton in the Northern Premier League last Saturday.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat at Ernest Pass, Barrow were skittled all out for just 53, with only Toby Mowat (15), Greg Reynolds (15) and Dineth Thimodya (14) reaching double figures.

Fulwood and Broughton’s bowlers shared the workload, with former Lancashire spinner Simon Kerrigan’s 3-2 being backed up by 3-3 from Chris Brookes and 3-13 from Matthew Smith.

Reynolds bowled Euan Fletcher (5) early in the visitors’ reply, but this was the only wicket to fall, as an unbeaten 31 from captain Mark Smith ensured it was all over by the end of the 16th over.

Barrow’s 2nd XI also fell to defeat in Division Two of the Cumbria Cricket League, as Millom 2nd XI were victorious by 81 runs in a contest reduced to 34 overs per side.

Batting first, Millom lost openers Dominic Heasley and Dec Tyson cheaply but were guided to 184-2 thanks to an unbroken third-wicket stand from Darren Mackie and Luke Ivison, who struck 84 and 54 respectively.

Aside from 52 from Rashid Ahmad, Barrow struggled in reply and they eventually finished well short on 103-8, with Anthony Foster and Callum High both taking three wickets for Millom.

The match between Dalton 2nd XI and Haverigg 2nd XI was abandoned without a ball bowled, due to the wet conditions.

Elsewhere, Lewis Keeler smashed 101 for Whitehaven 2nd XI, as they posted 223-5 from their 37 overs against Cleator 2nd XI, who fell 105 runs short in reply (118-7), despite an unbeaten 63 from opener Steven Wishart.