Furness and Cleator, the top two teams in the North Lancs/Cumbria Premier Division, met at Furness Park in a game that was reduced to 90 overs, with Cleator coming out on top.

Cleator were in first and gave an admirable batting performance.

Dave Watson, with 45, and Tom Sharpe, 36, opened with a stand of 81, followed by Darren Clark making 64, Tharaka Waduge, 38, and Adam Hodgson 30 not out, seeing Cleator to 238 for 5 in their 45 overs.

After tea, the Furness batting was well below their usual standard and they were all out in the 28th over for 109.

Professional Rishi Dhawan top-scored with 30. Darren Clark, 5 for 33, and David Blackwell, 5 for 74, bowled unchanged to put Cleator further ahead at the top of the table.

Haverigg’s poor season continued against Carlisle.

Unbeaten half-centuries from batsmen Ben Davidson and Tom Benn gave Carlisle a comfortable nine-wicket win at strugglers Haverigg.

The pair made light work of a run-chase on the southern edge of Cumbria after the home team had been bowled out for 132.

Jamaican Derval Green was again among the wickets for Carlisle, picking up 3-33 from 13 overs.

But it was young seamer Taryn Reay who impressed most, mopping up four of the final five wickets to fall to give his side the chance of a second consecutive win on the road after a cup victory at Cockermouth on Bank Holiday Monday.

Although Carlisle lost opener, Jordan Whinn cheaply, a 109-run partnership between Davidson and Benn saw the visitors home in less than 38 overs.

The win moves Carlisle up to third in the table, 18-points behind leaders Cleator.

Batting first at Cockermouth, Dalton found runs hard to get, and only skipper Liam Curwen with 37 gave Cockermouth problems.

The visitors were all out in the 23rd over for 92. Chris Hodgson, with 5 for 23, and pro Haseeb Azam, 4 for 21, did the damage.

In reply, Cockermouth raced to an easy win in the 15th over, at 93 for 2, Alex Grainger making 62.

Workington had first knock against Millom and, after recent results, their batting showed a welcome return to form with their top-five batsmen all making 31 or more.

Kaushalya Gajasinghe top-scored with 70 not out and, with opener Grant Reid making 55, Workington were 263 for 3 in their 50 overs.

Millom made a bad start to be 15 for 3, but professional Sameera Sadamal with 27, and Graham Dawson, 53, stopped the rot.

But the Millom bottom-order could not survive and the visitors were all out in the 41st over for 128. Gajasinghe took 3 for 17 in 11.5 overs and Adam Chambers, 3 for 32 in 9 overs.

In first at Lindal, Whitehaven’s innings was dominated by Chase Young, who coming in with his side 0 for 1, proceded to smash 245 off 127 balls, an innings including nine sixes and 33 fours.

And with 47 from Stephen Holliday, and 38 from Dom Chambers, the visitors were 400 for 8 at tea. John Atkinson bowled his 15 overs to take 4 for 80.

In an impossible position, the Moor still gave a good batting performance.

Pro Keshan Wijerathne made 81, and Alastair Grunshaw 45, but they were all out for 265. Whitehaven’s Habib Baloch took 4 for 74 and Jonathan Stewart 3 for 24.

Whitehaven’s 400 equals the record for the league’s highest team innings score, held by Keswick since 2015.

Keswick were 38 for 0 against Wigton when rain prevented further play

In the First Division, there was a low-scoring game at Vickerstown where, batting first against Egremont, the home side were 91 all out. Peter Lee make 39 not out and skipper Gareth Benson, 26. Egremont’s Shaun Bostock took 3 for 16 in 10 overs.

Egremont struggled from the start and were all out for 81 in the 35th over. Benson ending his good day with 6 for 24.

Seascale batted first at Ulverston and, after an opening stand of 58, the remaining batsmen didn’t really build on the good start and they were all out for 168 in the last over.

Joe Hammond, 57, and Adam Brown, 37, top-scored for Seascale. Gareth Yates, 3 for 32, Stuart Cooper, 3 for 37, and Paul Storey, 3 for 52, were Ulverston’s wicket takers.

Ulverston made a determined start to their innings.

David Blain was out for 29 in an opening stand of 59 with Ben Dryden who went on to make 51. Milind Metha made 67 not out, as Ulverston went to the win at 169 for 2.

Cockermouth had first knock at Kirkby and had to work hard for runs.

They were 142 for 9 when overs ran out, Tom Norman making 35. Mike Etchells was again among the wickets taking 4 for 24 in 13 overs.

Kirkby would be disappointed with their batting. Only Rob and Paul Fugler getting into the 20s, and they were all out for 125 in the 45th over. Andrew Dodds, 4 for 31, and Matthew Hodgson, 4 for 32, saw Cockermouth to a good win.