Cleator's Darren Clark showed his excellent all-round ability as the village side won their home game against reigning champions Workington to stay top of the North Lancs and Cumbria Premier Division table.

Batting first, the home side were greatly indebted to Clark for, in his team total of 191 for 8, he made 110, an innings including three sixes and 13 fours. Workington pro Kaushalya Gajasinghe took 3 for 56.

Workington, in reply, were 158 all out, of which Gajasinghe made 64 not out. Clark completed his good day, returning 4 for 21.

An impressive all-round performance from stand-in professional Ernest Kemm steered Carlisle to a commanding 169-run victory over Dalton at Edenside.

Kemm’s untroubled 118 was the bedrock of a big Carlisle score as the home side took control.

After Carlisle had lost opener Jordan Whinn early, Kemm shared successive partnerships of 114 with Tom Benn, who made 40, and 124 with skipper Marc Brown, who finished unbeaten on 51.

A total of 265 looked formidable at the halfway stage, and so it proved for a below-strength Dalton batting line-up.

Seamer Phil Frazer, returning to the first team after a month’s absence, captured two quick early wickets, before Kemm’s left-arm finger spin throttled the middle-order. His figures of 3-12 easily making him man-of-the-match.

Young pace bowler, Taryn Reay, though, gave him some competition in the field with another assured performance, ending with three wickets of his own.

Wickets apiece for Fraser Conn and James Lythgoe wrapped the innings up on just 96.

Carlisle retain third place in the Premier Division, a point ahead of the chasing pack, with leaders Cleator the visitors to Edenside next Saturday.

More than 560 runs were scored at Pennington Lane.

Lindal Moor had first knock and had a dream start, not losing a wicket until 151 was on the board when Sam Beckman was stumped for 70.

The other opener, Alasdair Grunshaw, kept runs coming and it was 263 for 5 when he was caught behind for 113.

The Lindal Moor innings closed at 282 for 5.

Keswick did not start well but from 23 for 2, the next wicket fell at 148 when opener Joppy Hodgson was lbw for 59.

The Keswick pro, Geeth Kumara, was still there and his 169 not out took his side to the win at 283 for 7 in the 49th over. Lindal Moor's John Atkinson took 3 for 48 in 11 overs.

Whitehaven chose to bat but had a miserable afternoon against the Furness attack.

Only Lewis Keeler batting at number ten went past 20 and the home side were all out for 80 in 28 overs. Furness pro Rishi Dhawan bowled unchanged, taking 7 for 44 in 14 overs.

Furness cruised to a comfortable win, making 81 for 2 in 19.2 overs. Furness opener Wyll Stanway was unbeaten on 32.

Winning the toss, Wigton decided to bat and very soon found themselves 38 for 5.

Opener Mike Slack was still there but, when he went for 46, the home side were 78 for 8 and were all out in the 28th over for 84. Cockermouth's Jonathan Norman took 4 wickets for 5 runs in 4 overs.

As last week, Cockermouth batted aggresively.

Alex Grainger made 40 off 26 balls with 8 fours. He was out with the board showing 60 for 1, leaving skipper Gareth White, 30 not out, with five fours and one six, and Greg Platten, 12 not out, to take their side to the win at 87 for 1 in 12.2 overs.

In the First Division, choosing to bat, Seascale showed better form than in recent games, and were 186 all out in 46 overs.

Andrew Holburt with 64 and Andrew Knott's 52 gave the Seascale innings a good foundation. Michael Etchells took 4 for 44 in his 15 overs.

In reply, Kirkby also batted much better than in recent performances, and skipper Mike Fugler's 90 and 59 not out from Rob Fugler saw them to 189 for 3 in 33 overs, and 10 valuable points.

Put into bat, Workington 2nds lost both openers for no score and never really recovered. Callum Sutton top-scored with 27 but his side were all out for 56 in the 26th over. Egremont's Shaun Bostock returned 6 for 25 in 11 overs.

Egremont went to a comfortable win, making 59 for 2 in 16 overs.

After losing an early wicket, Ulverston batted solidly down the order and were all out in the 48th over for 181.

Steven Olliver, Stuart Cooper, skipper Ben Dryden, and Andrew James all got into the twenties. Cockermouth 2nds' Matthew Hodgson took 4 for 50 in 14 overs.

From being 27 for 2, Cockermouth also batted well and were only six runs from winning when their last wicket fell in the last over at 176.

Andrew Cameron with 36 was Cockermouth's top-scorer.

Stuart Cooper was the Uverston match winner with 6 for 29 in 9.2 overs.