Five wickets from Gary Collins helped Barrow to an all-too-rare victory in the Northern Premier League, as they defeated fellow Cumbrians Penrith by 54 runs at Tynefield Park.

Barrow won the toss and chose to bat and although wickets fell at regular intervals, the visitors were steady with the bat in posting 172-9 from their 50 overs.

Captain Glenn Kermode top-scored for his side with 42, while for Penrith, Sam Hall was the pick of their bowlers, as he took 3-35, with Jamie O’Brien chipping in with 3-42.

In reply, the hosts’ chase never really got going, despite a resilient 51 off 73 balls from Asher Hart.

He was the only Penrith batsman to make above 15, as his side were bowled out for just 118 in the 43rd over, as Collins finished with outstanding figures of 5-53 to help Barrow to what was only their second win of what has been a troubling season.

In Division Two of the Cumbria Cricket League, Haverigg 2nd XI finished off their season with a three-wicket win at Egremont 2nd XI, as Gavyn Chesher’s 24 not out played a crucial role in them chasing down the hosts’ 85 all out.

Ulverston 2nd XI fell 49 runs short of reaching promoted Whitehaven 2nd XI’s 123-8, as they were bowled out for just 74 in reply.

Millom 2nd XI comfortably defeated Dalton 2nd XI by seven wickets, as 36 not out from Dec Tyson allowed them to successfully chase the visitors’ 83.