GARRY Thompson starred with the ball as Furness heaped more misery on Workington.

A return of 4-19 with the ball from Thompson condemned the visitors to a fifth successive defeat.

Furness were put in to bat and reached 226-6 from their 50 overs.

Professional Matthew Kleinveldt (61) and opener Samson Storey (44) led the way and there were solid contributions from Mark Daly (32), Gareth Smith (26no) and Joe Amison (25).

Ben Scott did best with the ball for Workington with 2-14 from his seven overs.

Workington lost opener Jake Daniel after he was struck on the thumb while fielding and was unable to bat.

On top of that Australian amateur Jack White had to miss out on hospital advice after taking a crack in the mouth at practice on Friday night.

Skipper Matthew Lowden (44) and wicket-keeper Sam Bates (29) put on 65 for the second wicket, but after that it was just bits and pieces.

In the end, the away side went down by 79 runs as they were all out for 147.

Dalton enjoyed home success despite opponents Egremont posting their best total of the season.

The hosts won the toss and decided to bat, and it was South African pro Kagiso Rapulana who dominated the Dalton innings.

Coming in at 48-1 he was still there at the end of the 50th over, scoring 111 not out of the Dalton total of 228-6.

Skipper Joe Braund-Smith (29) and Dan Sharpe (29) gave most support with Egremont captain Coady Scott taking 3-54.

Losing overseas recruit Raghav Kupur cheaply and half the side back in the pavilion for 85 Egremont stumbled to 115-8 before being given some late hope.

Ellis Gribbin (61), which included five fours and four sixes, went on the attack, and dominated a ninth wicket stand of 58 with Elijah Lee before the innings closed on 176.

Earlier Jack Hodgson (27) and Jon-Paul Dixon (25) had done their bit to bolster the Egremont reply.

Joss Edwards (3-23) and Lewis Woodend (3-35) were the most successful Dalton bowlers as they won by 53 runs.

Millom suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of a Carlisle side, who along with Cockermouth are front runners for the title at this early stage.

Carlisle chose to bat first against Millom and all their batsmen got a start, with some going on better than others.

Alex Raybould (53), sub pro Hareen Budilla (42), Nico Watt (37no), Ben Davidson (32) and Mattie Brown (27) were the leading contributors in a total of 266-6.  Declan Tyson was the most successful Millom bowler with 3-44.

Millom’s top order was blown away, but from 10-4  they recovered through a stand of 61 between Tyson (18) and Callum High (35) before another collapse saw them bowled-out for 89.

Carlisle’s Cumbria county bowler Nico Watt took 4-23 from his 10 overs while Budilla had 2-2 and Josh Stirling took 2-9, as Millom fell 177 runs short.

Haverigg’s six-wicket away defeat to Whitehaven, saw their opponents move up to third in the table.

Haverigg had chosen to bat, but they were bowled-out for 140 in 45.3 overs with home skipper Steve Holliday (3-2) cleaning up after Josh Foster and Billy Thompson had both taken 2-30. Jordan Postlethwaite (31) offered most resistance for the visitors.

Professional Terance Warde (51no), Chase Young (33) and Holliday (33) saw to it that Whitehaven reached their target comfortably in 28.4 overs.

The fixture was actually in doubt after the club’s roller broke down and officials have said a big thank you to GAP Hire Solutions of Moresby whose generous loan of a roller enabled the game to go ahead.