Leaders Furness made sure the bottom v top clash in the Premier Division of the Cumbria Cricket League went to form as they defeated comfortably Egremont by six wickets.

Egremont tumbled to 44-7 on their way be being bowled out for just 83, as Sri Lankan overseas player Sachith Pathirana took 3-5 and although Furness stumbled to 38-3 in reply, victory was assured in the 24th over.

Janith de Silva’s unbeaten half-century helped Lindal Moor to a five-wicket victory at home to struggling Wigton, who were bowled out for 165 after batting first, with Craig Crawford taking 3-37.

Lindal lost opener Ryan Gilmour for a first-ball duck, but were in control from that point onwards as 52 not out from de Silva, as well as 45 from Dean Williams, helped them past their target after 31.2 overs.

Millom slumped to 135 all out at home to Cockermouth, for whom Mark Middleton took 5-41, with Marcus Stables then making an unbeaten 56 as the visitors eased to the win with 19 overs to spare and with seven wickets in hand.

Dalton suffered an eight-wicket defeat at Carlisle, who continue to keep pace with Furness at the top of the table.

Henry Walker (4-8) and Mike Slack (4-34) both ran riot as Dalton were rolled out for only 84 before the latter then made 34 from opener as Carlisle reached their low target halfway through their allotted overs.

Elsewhere, Keswick won a low-scoring thriller against Workington by three wickets, with 31 from captain Will Atkinson proving crucial as they just about chased down the away side’s 99 all out.

It was more straightforward for Cleator, as David Watson’s unbeaten 81 helped them to thrash Whitehaven by nine wickets.