Ryan Gilmour produced an excellent all-round performance to help Lindal Moor to thrash Whitehaven by seven wickets in the Premier Division of the Cumbria Cricket League last Saturday.

Whitehaven won the toss and chose to bat at Pennington Lane, but they collapsed to 48-5 and although Lee Norman struck a defiant 41 batting from seven, the visitors were bowled out for just 108.

Gilmour (3-8) was one of three Lindal bowlers to take three wickets, as Janith de Silva (3-35) and Craig Crawford (3-44) also impressed.

The hosts were always in control in reply, with Gilmour leading the way with 47, while fellow opener Alasdair Grunshaw contributed 31 to help Lindal past their target with 13.3 overs to spare.

It was a dramatic day at the top of the division, as Furness fell to their first defeat of the season, as they were surprisingly defeated by six wickets at Cleator.

Furness struggled badly with the bat, as they were skittled all out for just 82, a total fifth-placed Cleator chased down comfortably.

Furness' lead at the top of the table was reduced to three points after Carlisle took advantage of their slip-up by thumping Millom by eight wickets.

Millom were bowled out for just 121, with none of their batsmen reaching 30, as Henry Walker tore through them in taking 3-6, while Phil Frazer claimed 3-29.

Carlisle were comfortable in their reply, with opener Ben Davidson laying the platform with 35 before captain Marc Brown struck an unbeaten 46 not out as they sealed victory in the 28th over, with Robbie Wilson taking both wickets for Millom.

A superb 77 from Robert Jones turned out to be in vain as Dalton were defeated by 66 runs at Keswick, who batted first and posted 228 all out.

Glen Weightman top-scored with 67 off 63 balls for the hosts, while Geeth Kumara looking good in making 58, with Lasith Lakshan impressing in taking 4-41 for Dalton.

Wickets then tumbled around Jones and the writing really was on the wall when he was the seventh to fall for Dalton, who were bowled out for 162 in reply, with Keswick's Finn Turnbull and Joe Grisdale both taking three wickets.

Elsewhere, Workington easily chased down Egremont's 99 all out to win by seven wickets while 83 not out from captain Alex Grainger allowed Cockermouth to a six-wicket victory at Wigton.