Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Revenge is sweet for leaders Furness

FURNESS avenged their only defeat of the season as they put Wigton to the sword and cemented their place on top of the North lancs Premier Division.

The visitors batted first and were given a good start as their first three batsmen made 121 runs between them, but the remaining players wasted the advantage and they were 175 for 9 at tea.

Andy Hughes top-scored with 51, with Mike Hill, 43, and Nick Watt, 27, giving good support. For Furness, Ryan Tyson had a good day with the ball, taking 3 for 24 in his 12 overs.

After losing an early wicket, Furness pro Ian Daniel, who had been dropped before scoring built a big partnership with Glenn Capstick and they never looked back.

Capstick ended 92 not out and Daniel 74 not out, as they took Furness to the win in 33 overs, at 176 for 1, with the defeat in May well and truly avenged.

Haverigg put Duddon in to bat at Poolside, and from 37 for 1, the visitors fell away to be 116 all out.

Kris McLean top-scored with 30 and Matthew Gribbin made 26, but Haverigg skipper Steve Evans took 4 for 25 in 14 overs, Pro Wilden Cornwall, 3 for 37 in 10 overs and Jordan Postlethwaite, 2 for 22 in 10 overs as the hosts were in control.

The Haverigg openers put on 117 to take their side to a 10-wicket win, Stephen Chapman making 60 not out and Robert Bell 48 not out.

A weakened Millom went to Penrith, where stand-in opener, skipper Simon Bickerstaffe, with 65, and the dependable Ryan Brown, 41, had their side 110 for 1 after 25 overs.

But a collapse followed and they were all out for 142, Lee Forster taking 6 for 49, and the ever-improving Matthew Clark 3 for 17.

In reply, teenage opener Greg Hall held his side together with a good 67 not out. Skipper Nicky Burns produced a late flurry, making 31 not out, and took Penrith to the win at 143 for 5.

Jonathan Vardon, with 2 for 32 in 15 overs, and Paul O’Callaghan, 2 for 20 in nine overs, bowled well for Millom

Cleator had first knock at Whitehaven and, with Chris Quin making 52, and four other batsmen getting in to the twenties, were 208 for 8 when overs ran out. Habib Baloch took 4 for 49 in his 15 overs.

Whitehaven’s batsmen gave little resistance and were all out for 100, of which Steve Holliday made 35 and Lee Norman 21.

Darren Clark, with 5 for 35 in 10.2 overs, and Dave Bell, 3 for 20 in 14 overs, kept Cleator in control to gain 18 valuable points.

Cockermouth were at Keswick and would not have been happy at tea, after being dismissed for 144. Professional Amila Weththasinghe top-scored with 47. For Keswick, Dan Gaskell took 4 for 22.

The home side’s batting again failed as they were dismissed for 116, Weththasinge taking 3 for 19 and Chris Hodgson 3 for 30.

Carlisle’s deputy pro Ramzan hit 61 to help his side to a total of 175 for 8 against visitors Workington, but this proved not nearly enough as Workington coasted to 176 for 6, Callum Moffat top-scoring with 38 not out.

In Division One, Vickerstown batted first at Millom seconds and, mainly due to opener Craig Daly’s 65, Andy Ireland’s 29 and Peter Lee’s 21, were 178 for 8 after 50 overs.

For Millom, Dominic Connor took 3 for 29 in 11 overs, and Ashley Smith, 2 for 24 in 13 overs.

In reply only Michael Gill, with 20, coped with Vickerstown’s attack, and Millom were all out for 43 in the 20th over. Mike Gibson taking 4 for 20 and Gareth Benson 3 for 10.

Cleator II batted first at home to Lindal Moor and were all out for 142, Steve Wishart making 44. Lindal Moor’s Ben Osbourne took 5 for 36.

Lindal went to an easy win at 146 for 2, Jon McMenemy making 75 not out and Paul Clarke 61.

Dalton batted first at home to Lanercost and piled on the runs to be 243 for 5 declared at tea. Robert Jones hit 116 and Daniel Sharp 53.

Lanercost fought hard but were all out for 176, Mike Armstrong making 63. For Dalton, Lewis Woodend took 5 for 52.

Hawcoat Park had a bad day at Kirkby, being dismissed for 56, of which Chris Savage made 24. Kirkby’s Matthew Bruce took 4 for 19.

Kirkby went to the win at 57 for 3, Mike Fugler making 26 not out .

Workington II made 214 for 9 at home to Seascale, Ian Batty, with 60, and Stephen Miller, 33, the top-scorers. For Seascale, skipper Steve Brown snr took 5 for 69.

In reply, Seascale were never in the game collapsing to 77 all out. Ryan Clubley took 5 for 5.

Division One leaders Ulverston were at Appleby, where the home side batted first and made 177, Charlie Thwaites top scoring with 50 not out.

In reply, despite Gareth Yates making 50, Ulverston were all out for 148, Mark Ousby taking 7 for 47 in his 15 overs.

Barrow were no match for Blackpool at Ernest Pass in the Northern League Division One, falling to a 24-run defeat.

Richard Gleeson showed his all-round abilities for the visitors, the Cumberland player making 38 not out in a total of 177 for 7 and following up with figures of 5 for 36 from 13 overs.

For Barrow, professional Pieter Malan took 2 for 48 from 20 overs and former captain Daryl Wearing batted superbly to make 61 from 100 balls, while Iain Kermode made 41.

However, Gleeson's return to the attack saw the last four Barrow wickets go down for 13 runs as they were dismissed for 153.

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