HAVERIGG claimed 10 enormously important points – and inflicted a shock defeat on championship contenders Cleator – with a big North Lancs Premier Division win at Poolside.

The visitors decided to bat, but with a competent deputy professional – Tom Kaber – on duty, Haverigg were a different team and the Cleator batting line up was always in trouble.

Opener Dave Watson made 33, but that was the only major innings as wickets fell quickly to see the visitors all out in the 29th over for 107.

Kaber returned 5 for 21 in 10 overs and Danny Lee 3 for 34 in nine overs.

The Haverigg openers, skipper Drew Postlethwaite and Dale Graham, gave their side a good start. Graham went for 36, but Postlethwaite, 51 not out and Joe Harvey, 15 not out, saw them to 111 for 1 in 22 overs.

The result leaves the Poolsiders just three points behind Lindal Moor at the foot of the table.

That was because of defeat for the Moor at home to Wigton.

Put in to bat, the hosts' innings was held together by wicketkeeper Alasdair Grunshaw's 82 before he was run out at 151 for 6. Paul Wilcock and Chris Brookshaw each made 27 in a total of 189 all out in the 45th over.

Wigton skipper Nico Watt was again among the wickets, with 4 for 60 in 13.5 overs.

After tea, Wigton opener Mike Slack dominated proceedings, finishing with an unbeaten 114 in the winning total of 190 for 4 in the 45th over.

Defeat for Cleator gave Cockermouth the chance to open up a big gap at the top, but they were unable to take advantage, going down at Workington.

Cockermouth put the hosts in to bat, and they made a steady start to be 104 for 2, with opener Grant Reid making 44, before slumping to 130 for 6.

The lower-order made some recovery, taking their side to 181 for 9 in 50 overs. Cockermouth's Chris Hodgson again bowled well, taking 5 for 43 in his 15 overs.

In reply, Cockermouth lost the dangerous Gareth White for 10, but Alex Grainger, 46, and Greg Platten, 26, put them back on track.

When Platten went at 87 for 2 and Grainger at 94 for 3, the visitors crumbled. Sam Scully made 29 not out, but when overs ran out, Cockermouth were 160 for 9.

Workington pro Kaushalya Gajasinhe returned 4 for 33 in his 15 overs.

Furness had first knock at home to Dalton, and were in some trouble at 109 for 6, when Garry Thompson was joined by Peter Lawson.

They had a partnership of 104 before Lawson went for 32. When overs ran out, Furness were 222 for 7, with Thompson unbeaten on 84 off 72 balls, containing 12 fours and two sixes.

In reply, Dalton were 166 for 7 off 34 overs when rain stopped play, losing on the Duckworth-Lewis Method.

Dalton skipper Liam Curwen made 54 and Joe Braund-Smith 38 not out.

Whitehaven chose to bat at Millom, and soon lost a wicket, but the remaining top-order batted well.

Professional Mohammad Yasin made 83, Jonathan Stewart 31 not out, Chadd Pearson 27 and Dominic Chambers 24. However, the remaining six batsmen only made nine runs between them, and the visitors were 186 for 9 at tea.

Millom's Graham Dawson took 5 for 41 in 13 overs.

In reply, Millom made an excellent start. Opener Robert Thompson went for 28, bringing Danny Fallows, 47 not out, and Sameera Sadamal, 81, together, and Millom won in 32 overs, with 188 for 2.

The result drags Whitehaven into the Premier Division relegation fight.

The remaining match saw Carlisle brush aside hosts Keswick.

Deciding to have first knock, Keswick were reduced to 42 for 4. Dan Gaskell battled hard for his 40, and Joe Grisdale made a valuable unbeaten 20, to get them to 120 all out in the 39th over. Carlisle's Ernest Kemm took 3 for 29 in 9.3 overs.

In reply, Carlisle's openers Thomas Benn, 63, and Ben Davidson, 39, put on 109, and they won in the 36th at 121 for 2

Kirkby moved within touching distance of top spot in Division One.

They won the toss and batted at home to Vickerstown, and openers James Thornton, 66, and Alistair Bradley, 54, put on 97.

Bradley and Rob Fugler, 29, added another 60, and skipper Mike Fugler then made 58, Mike Etchells 24 in a total of 271 all out in the last over.

Vickerstown's George Scott took 4 for 43 in 10 overs and skipper Gareth Benson 3 for 64 in his 15 overs.

In reply, Vickerstown's nine men battled hard, Benson making 36 and Andy Janes 23, in the all out total of 134 in the 33rd over.

The gap to leaders Egremont is now just two points after the West Cumbrians lost at Priory Road against Ulverston.

Ulverston were in first and were all out for 146 in the 49th over. Ben Dryden made 42.

In reply, Egremont were contained by the Ulverston attack to be all out for 107 in the 41st over. Stuart Cooper took 5 for 29.

Furness A were put in at Cockermouth A, and were soon 10 for 3. Skipper Elliott Maxfield led the recovery, making 88, and with support from Joe Amison, with 24, the visitors were 139 for 9 when overs ran out.

Cockermouth's Andrew Dodds took 6 for 33 in his 15 overs.

After tea, Cockermouth lost two early wickets, but 62 from Tom Norman and 43 from Oscar Drimmie put them back in control. With an unbeaten 22 from Jonty Styles, the home side won in the 30th over, making 145 for 5

Seascale had first knock against a young Barrow A side, and were 282 for 2 when they declared after 35 overs. Adam Brown made an unbeaten 72, Joe Hammond 69 not out, Paul Knott 61, and Andrew Knott 47.

In reply, Barrow were 81 all out in the 37th over, skipper Ken Armistead making 36.

Workington A had a poor day at Hawcoat Park, being all out in the 34th over for 106. R Parke took 4 for 14.

Hawcoat cruised to a comfortable win, going to 108 for 3 in the 19th over, with David Muncaster making 45.

Barrow claimed the narrowest of winning-draws against Penrith in the Northern League Division One.

The hosts batted first and totalled 206 for 7 from their 50 overs, with Toby Mowat making 77 and Ryan Gilmour 62.

In reply, Penrith were restricted to 30 overs by the weather and set a target of 165. They reached 164 for 4 when their overs ran out, with opener Ashwin Hebbar 85 not out.