It was a mixed finals day for Carlisle Cricket Club as the first-team lost but the second XI were crowned Eden Valley Senior Cup champions.

In the CN Higson Cup, Carlisle never got going, falling to an eight-wicket loss to Furness.

But there was still cause for celebration at Edenside on Sunday night with Olly Bradley’s side coming out on top on finals day.

Facing Wetheral, Carlisle cruised to a nine-wicket victory in their semi-final, led by Eddie Mitchell, Jordan Oultram and Jordan Whinn, after Wetheral had struggled to 89-9 from their 20 overs.

That set-up a clash with hosts Lanercost in the final.

Whinn (47) and all-rounder Oultram (30) steered Carlisle to 142-6 from their 20 overs.

And with Oultram (3-17) and Luke Westmorland (2-19) doing the damage with the ball, Lanercost were restricted to 130-8, which meant Carlisle claimed a 12-run victory and the trophy.

Secretary Mark Davidson said: “This is a fantastic result for Olly Bradley and his men who are also dominating the Eden Valley Premier Division with some exciting cricket this year.

“The club are delighted with the way the 2s are performing this season and Sunday’s cup win was a superb achievement as we now aim to add the league title to the trophy collection.”

At Cleator, though, it was a completely different story for the first-team.

After they had lost openers Tom Benn and Ben Davidson, and captain Marc Brown early, Carlisle never really recovered, eventually skittled for 69.

Stand-in professional Ernest Kemm top-scored for Carlisle (17), while professional Rishi Dhawan (3-26), Peter Lawson (2-15), Mark Daly (3-20) and Garry Thompson (2-4) were all among the wickets for Furness.

Furness cruised to victory by eight wickets, despite Fraser Conn causing some problems, with Scott Pearcey (34) and Dhawan (17) the not out batsmen.

On the defeat, Davidson said: “Cricket is a strange game at times and, in a quirky way, our young side will have learned more from Sunday’s eight-wicket defeat than had we won the game by the same margin. It’s a learning experience for all our players.

“We move on and look to maintain our excellent league form on Saturday at Keswick.”