Championship contenders Cleator Cricket Club fell to a surprise defeat at Haverigg.

Deciding to bat, and with a competent deputy pro, 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.

Poolsiders’ deputy pro Thomas Kaber returned 5 for 21 in 10 overs and Danny Lee 3 for 34 in nines overs.

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 their side to 111 for 1 in 22 overs, and 10 well-deserved points.

League leaders Cockermouth were at Workington and put the home side in to bat.

Making a good start, Workington were 104 for 2, opener Grant Reid making 44, but slumped to 130 for 6.

The lower-order made some recovery, taking their side 181 for 9 in their 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 their side back on track, until Platten went at 87 for 2, and Grainger at 94 for 3, and the visitors batting crumbled.

Sam Scully made 29 not out but, when overs ran out, Cockermouth were 160 for 9, losing by 21 runs. Workington pro Kaushalya Gajasinghe returned 4 for 33 in his 15 overs

Put into bat at home to Wigton, Lindal Moor’s innings was held together by wicket-keeper Alasdair Grunshaw’s 82 before he was run out at 151 for 6.

Paul Wilcock and Keshan Wijerathne each made 24 in their side’s all out total of 189 in the 45th over. Wigton skipper Nico Watt was again among the wickets with 4 for 60 in 13.5 overs.

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

Carlisle bounced back from last week’s CN Higson Cup final defeat with a routine eight-wicket win against Keswick at Fitz Park.

The hosts slumped to 42-4 after wining the toss and opting to bat, with two early wickets for Fraser Conn largely to blame.

Dan Gaskell offered some resistance with 40, but only Stephen Moss and Joe Grisdale could provide any real support.

Carlisle’s stand-in South African professional Ernest Kemm demonstrated his worth, picking up 3-29 from 9.3 overs.

A total of 120 was unlikely to be enough, unless the Keswick bowlers could prise out one or both of Carlisle’s in-form openers Tom Benn and Ben Davidson.

Once again though, Benn and Davidson threatened to win the game on their own, putting together an opening stand of 109.

Although both then departed quickly, visiting skipper Marc Brown and Kemm added the five runs needed for victory.

Victory leaves Carlisle in fourth place, just four points behind Furness.

Choosing to bat, Whitehaven soon lost a wicket, but the remaining top-order batted well. Pro 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

In the First Division, put into bat at Cockermouth, Furness 2nds were very soon 10 for 3.

Skipper Elliot 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.

Kirkby won the toss and batted at home to Vickerstown.

Openers James Thornton, 66, and Alistair Bradley, 54, put on 97.

Bradley and Rob Fugler, 29, added another 60. Skipper Mike Fugler then made 58, Mike Etchells, 24, and Kirkby were 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.

Ulverston, in first at home to Egremont, were all out for 146 in the 49th over. Ben Dryden making 42.

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

Workington 2nds had a poor day at Hawcoat Park, being all out in the 34th over for 106, R Parke taking 4 for 14.

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