Ulverston's Luke Walker was part of a nailbiting end-of-season clash between Lancashire and Cumbria in the Daily Telegraph Golf League, with the rainstorm-interrupted match eventually ending in a 9-9 draw.

The six morning foursomes matches resulted in Cumbria securing a 4.5-1.5 victory to take a substantial lead into the afternoon singles.

The young debutants from Carus Green and Kendal, Chris Coates and Dom Barron-Holden, contributing victories more than justified their selection and demonstrated their considerable talents playing against more seasoned low-handicap Lancashire players.

Walker and his partner Richard Mewse (Workington) were the second team out and lost 3&2 against very tough opponents.

With fairer weather after lunch, the singles contest was an entirely different affair, as Lancashire immediately fought back with important wins in the top opening matches.

However, Cumbria's ever reliable Carlisle players won two critical games outright and the rest of the team between them managed to secure five halved matches, Walker included.

Lancashire won the singles overall 7.5-4.5 to level the match, with this hard-fought result right at the end of a very long day of competition meant that Cumbria deservedly finished runners-up to Yorkshire who had earlier beaten Northumberland 10-8.