Furness continued their charge in the Premier Division of the Cumbria Cricket League last Saturday, as Lewis Gribbin struck an unbeaten 73 in their seven-wicket win at home to Cleator.

The away side won the toss and chose to bat and were bowled out for 182, with Supeshala Jayathilake top-scoring with 50, as his fellow pro Sachith Pathirana ran through the tail to finish with figures of 5-54.

Garry Thompson’s 45 off 29 balls set the ton for Furness’ run chase, which was comfortably completed in the 37th over thanks to Gribbin’s heroics.

Millom were no match for the bowlers at second-placed Carlisle, where they were defeated by 85 runs.

Millom bowled fairly well themselves as they bowled out the hosts for 184 with Sri Lankan pro Sameera Sadamal outstanding in taking 5-47, but the visitors were then skittled for 99 in reply, Fraser Conn doing most of the damage with 4-30.

Lindal Moor fell just short of chasing down Whitehaven’s 195-9, as they lost by 25 runs at The Playground.

Whitehaven’s innings was built around a fantastic 107 from Safyaan Sharif, with Lindal’s John Atkinson claiming 3-26, and the visitors looked to be in a good position thanks to 51 from Janith de Silva and 49 from Lee Hogg.

However, they collapsed from 157-4 to 170 all out, with Sharif and Lewis Keeler both claiming four wickets.

Dalton found Keswick’s 205-7 too tall an order, as they were bowled out for just 137 in reply to lose by 69 runs, Scott McGown taking 4-11 for the hosts.

Elsewhere, Cockermouth eased to a seven-wicket win against Wigton, while Workington posted an impressive 278-8 in their 144-run victory over Egremont.