Dalton reached the semi-finals of the County Cup last Sunday, as an unbeaten half-century from Lasith Waduge led them to an impressive six-wicket victory against Keswick.

The visitors won the toss and chose to bat and made a reasonable total from their 40 overs, as they posted 170-8 with captain Geeth Kumara top-scoring with 50 from the middle order.

He was well back up by 31 from opener Charlie Robson and 26 not out from Joe Grisdale, although some poor running did cost the wickets of Rangika Pinnala (9) and Karl Link (2).

Dalton’s bowlers spread the load, although skipper Daniel Sharpe stood out with figures of 2-24 from his eight overs as he helped his side to restrict Keswick to a chase-able target.

Their reply got off to a tricky start, however, as Joe Braund-Smith was dismissed for a duck before his fellow opener Rob Jones was bowled by James McGown for 12.

But the third-wicket partnership between Liam Curwen and Sri Lankan overseas Waduge proved to be game-changing and by the time the former walked on 44, Dalton were well on their way to victory.

Sharpe then contributed with 25 and the win was eventually wrapped up with nine overs to spare, with Waduge finishing on a superb 70 not out.

Holders Furness were knocked out, however, as they were defeated by 11 runs against Carlisle in what was a low-scoring thriller at Edenside.

Just a day after the pitch had been battered by rain, which forced the Cumbria Cricket League fixture between the two to be cancelled, Carlisle were restricted to 86-9 from their 40 overs.

Pro Michael Slack held things together for the hosts with 31, as captain Peter Lawson and spinner Jake Woods impressed with the ball for Furness.

But the hosts’ attack proved to be irresistible, as teenage pacemen Henry Walker and Stanley McAlindon combined to take six wickets between them to turn the game completely on its head.

Phil Frazier then ended Furness’ defence by taking the wickets of Garry Thompson and Josh Shaw, as the visitors were bowled out for 75.

Cockermouth defeated Wigton by 48 runs, with openers Matthew Sempill and Alex Grainger smashing 90 and 95 between them in their side’s 219-4 before the visitors were bowled out for 171. They will host Dalton in the last four.

Lindal Moor unfortunately had to forfeit their National Village Cup North Lancashire and Cumbria regional final against Cleator due to them being unable to raise a team.