Lindal Moor and Millom were the only clubs from the area to see action in the Premier Division of the Cumbria Cricket League last Saturday, and even they could only manage six overs.

Millom had elected to field after winning the toss, although they couldn't find an early breakthrough in the play that was possible before rain set in for the day at Pennington Lane.

Lindal openers Ryan Gilmour and Alasdair Grunshaw were unbeaten on 16 and seven, respectively, when the players came off, with both sides forced to settle for the four points.

League leaders Furness managed to get their photo taken with England's World Cup-winning hero Ben Stokes at Cockermouth, but they never went out in the middle as the match at Sandair was abandoned without a ball bowled.

Dalton suffered the same frustration as their match at Wigton was called off around lunchtime with no end to the rain in sight.

The weather meant second-placed Carlisle couldn't take advantage of Furness' abandonment, as 15.4 overs were possible in their match at in-form Cleator.

Tom Sharpe was looking good on 25 not out for the hosts, but wickets had fallen around him as Fraser Conn had dismissed David Watson (4) and Chris Quinn (duck) and James Bell accounted for Supeshala Jayathilake (2) to leave Cleator 47-3 when the rain came.

The gap at the top of the table remains just three points.

Whitehaven were struggling at 52-4 after 22 overs of their home game against Workington, for whom Dan McDermott caused problems with the ball in taking 3-33.

Bottom club Egremont were unable to press home their advantage against Keswick, who they had reduced to 31-3 in the nine-and-a-half overs that were possible.