Carlisle Cricket Club lost a rain-affected game at Cockermouth in the North Lancs and Cumbria Premier Division.

But it still proved a successful weekend for the club as their Under-19s secured their first T20 County Championship with victory over Egremont at Edenside in a 2017 finals day held over from last season.

Carlisle made it to the final with a comfortable win over Kendal in the first semi-final, while Egremont edged out Furness in the later start.

Ironically, the final was reduced to 10-overs-a-side by rain, but a dominant performance with the bat from James Lythgoe earned Carlisle a nine-wicket win, with captain Ben Davidson lifting the trophy in front of the pavilion.

Carlisle began the day with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Kendal who were bowled out for just 69, with the wickets shared.

In reply, Carlisle made light work of the chase, with Lythgoe top-scoring with 34 as the home team made it to the final.

In the other semi-final, Furness were indebted to Isaac Whitehall’s 30 in what would prove to be a disappointing total of 87-5 as Egremont ran out seven-wicket winners. Marcus Stables ended unbeaten on 51.

As drizzle set in, the final was reduced to just ten-overs-a-side to ensure there would be a winner on the day.

Batting first, Egremont were under pressure from a young Carlisle bowling attack as they made 66-4 from their allotted overs.

A tricky total proved to be of little concern to in-form batsman, Lythgoe, who made an unbeaten and dominant 48 to see the home team over the line.

It rounded off a magnificent day of cricket with some top young talent on display from all teams.

Carlisle and Cockermouth were the only sides to get any cricket in the Premier Division and the City side probably wished they had been thwarted too.

The game at Sandair was reduced to 30-overs-a-side and Carlisle were put into bat and started well enough, threatening a decent score at 115 for 3.

But the necessary acceleration did not occur and, when overs ran out, they were 153 for 5.

Sub-pro Ernest Kemm top-scored with 42, opener Ben Davidson made 41 and his opening partner, Tom Benn, 30. Cockermouth’s Chris Hodgson returned 3 for 51.

In reply, Cockermouth were dominant with skipper Gareth White in particularly belligerent form.

He hammered an unbeaten 90, with three sixes and 10 fours, excellently supported by Greg Platten, who made 51 not out, with three sixes and four fours.

It enabled Cockermouth to reach 157 for 1 in the 27th over and take the win.

Carlisle are now 23 points behind the leaders Cleator and 10 behind Cockermouth who are challenging in second place.

Tomorrow, Carlisle will expect to get back to winning ways when they host Dalton who have won only once so far.

Cleator host the current champions Workington while Cockermouth visit Wigton and Keswick are on the way to Lindal Moor.