WEEK 14: 26-27 July 2014

 

 

Caldbeck II and Wetheral met in the Junior Cup final at Temple Sowerby on Sunday. Both had been involved in enthralling semi-finals, and this proved to be no different. Wetheral’s captain, Richard Timperon, won the toss and invited the opposition to bat first, a decision soon vindicated. Caldbeck struggled to score, and lost wickets as well, as Alex Mitton and Andy Oliver bowled with accuracy and venom on a pitch which was giving some assistance. It wasn’t until the arrival of Scott Wetherell that Caldbeck started to score more freely, but, on reflection at the conclusion of the innings, a below par score. Wetheral were not overawed by the occasion as the Oliver brothers, Marco and Andy scored with a freedom that promised a substantial first innings lead. However, once they were dismissed Caldbeck managed to rein in those that followed so a twenty four deficit was not as bad as expected. Caldbeck’s lower order batting, unused in the first innings, did their team proud. Captain Kyle Brough and veteran Graham Wetherell set about the bowling from the start, joined later by Leigh Todhunter belying his no11 position to top score. Wetheral were rattled, reflecting in an excessive number of wides, in effect giving Caldbeck nearly four additional overs. Scott Wetherell was the only Caldbeck player to bat twice, and his short cameo merely put the icing on the cake. Wetheral had to score more than their first innings total to win. It proved too much of a task. The first two wickets were run outs as Wetheral started frenetically.  Andy Oliver struck a few lusty blows before being excellently caught by Phil Richardson. Marco Oliver and Richard Timperon attempts to find the boundary were frustrated by some accurate bowling and eager fielding. The result was still in doubt until the final few overs when a looping delivery from Euan MacFadzean evaded Oliver’s flailing bat to be stumped by Brough; the trophy followed into his hands a short time later. The previous day their first team continued their quest for the Premiership title with a narrow, slightly fortuitous victory over Nunwick. It was assumed that the latter were settling for two points before a mix up between the last pair, with three deliveries remaining, saw them both at the same end. Belatedly Appleby join in the mix following a comfortable win at Temple Sowerby. Most of the movement took place at the bottom of the table. Braithwaite’s win at Carlisle II takes them out of the relegation places at the expense of Scotby. The latter thought that they would be in the points at Staffield as the home side required nineteen to win with two overs remaining. In effect they required just one as the unlikely figure of Paul Telford became the hero hitting two fours and two sixes in the penultimate over. Division One continues to be the most difficult to call; five points separate the four. Edenhall remain top despite defeat to Kirkby Stephen, grateful that Bryn Davies, an occasional player these days, has not lost much of his cricketing ability. Matthew Wilson was the backbone of the Edenhall total, Andrew Gate’s spell made sure that Kirkby’s task was not going to be easy, before Davies took centre stage and ensure a three wicket victory. Rockcliffe are sandwiched between these two teams, getting the majority of the points in a tense encounter with Keswick II. The significant result in Division Two occurred at Appleby where second placed Gamblesby lost comprehensively to Appleby II and conceded the promotion place to their rivals. As you are in Division Three. Wetheral and Caldbeck II were recipients of walkovers, normally a disappointing event, but probably grateful for the rest before their exploits the following day. Stainton II keep up the pressure on them with a hundred plus victory over Penrith III. Maybe not a reminder that Stainton’s Andrew Hodgson would prefer, he was caught on the boundary two short of what would have been his maiden hundred.

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J CUP

FINAL

Caldbeck II

115/5

18

 

Wetheral

140/8

18

 

Scott Wetherell

63

 

 

Marco Oliver

Andy Oliver

27

56

 

 

A Mitton

Andy Oliver

5-1-11-1

5-0-27-3

 

 

Sean Merone

Chris Hellon

4-0-19-2

4-0-30-3

 

Caldbeck II (inn 2)

173/5  288

18

beat

Wetheral (inn 2)

122/5  262

18

 

Kyle Brough

Graham Wetherell

Leigh Todhunter

Scott Wetherell

37

27

40

28no

 

 

Marco Oliver

Richard Timperon

32

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leigh Todhunter

Sean Merone

Ewan MacFadzean

5-0-26-1

5-0-34-1

4-0-25-1

 

Norm writes: A large, and at times, vociferous crowd, were treated to an entertaining match at Temple Sowerby. Both teams had been involved in close encounters in the semi-finals, and this match continued in the same vein.

Richard Timperon won the toss and invited Caldbeck to bat, a decision soon vindicated. Runs were difficult to find at the start with some excellent lines been bowled by Mitton and Andy Oliver, epitomised by the latter who produced a beauty which pitched and left Burbury before clipping his off stump. It wasn’t until the later arrival of Scott Wetherell at the crease that Caldbeck started to increase a poor run rate. Even so, at the close of the innings, Timperon was probably the more contented of the two captains. Even more so as the two Olivers attacked early in the Wetheral innings. Mirroring Wetherell, Andy Oliver hit three fours and five sixes before finding Burbury’s safe mitts. The innings declined somewhat after his departure, and that a first innings lead of twenty five could possibly have been larger. Caldbeck had come back from a larger deficit in the previous round so an enquiry regarding odds of a Caldbeck victory with the first team captain was emphatically declined; probably a wise decision in the circumstances.

Buoyed by an excellent tea courtesy of Anne Farmer and friends Caldbeck’s lower order attacked with gusto. Captain Kyle Brough and elder statesman Graham Wetherell started proceedings and attacked with gusto. Their good work was continued by Leigh Todhunter, making a mockery of his no11 status, as he top scored in an innings which included three fours and three sixes. The pressure showed on the Wetheral bowlers who conceded twenty two wides. Only one Caldbeck player batted twice, Scott Wetherell, who continued in the same vein as the first innings and merely put the icing on the cake.

Wetheral found themselves in the situation of having to score more than their first innings total to win the match. The pressure of doing so affected their performance; the first two dismissals were run outs, and there could have been more, before the realisation that the senior players need to stay at the crease. As in the first innings the Olivers set about the task, but a run rate increasing to ten an over, became intolerable. Andy Oliver was brilliantly caught low down by Phil Richardson, advancing from long off, from a slower delivery from Todhunter. Marco Oliver and Richard Timperon valiantly tried to up the tempo, but found it difficult against the unlikely pairing of Sean Merone and Euan MacFadzean. Merone’s pace contrasted nicely with MacFadzean’s loop, and, with the back-up of some excellent fielding, increased the run rate to nigh on astronomical proportions. MacFadzean, normally a merely a midweek cricketer, finally got his reward as Oliver advanced, missed, and was comfortably stumped by Brough. So a twenty five run deficit was transformed into a twenty six run victory. The margin of victory flattered Caldbeck somewhat, the game being in the balance until the concluding overs, but this shouldn’t overshadow what had been a victory where all had contributed. In fact both teams contributed in what was an absorbing, intriguing contest played in good spirit throughout.

Ann Farmer, who was seen by your correspondent on arrival, assisting Tony Morland in removing the covers, had one final task to perform; presenting the trophy to a beaming Kyle Brough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Caldbeck I (h)

211/9

40

beat

Nunwick I

195

39.4

 

 

Daniel Bargh

Scott Wetherell

Mike Strong

Greg Tickle

32

48

36

33

 

 

Paul Glascott

Graeme Bain

Dan Little

36

59

32

 

 

 

Graeme Bain

10-2-23-1

 

 

Kevin Pattinson

Greg Tickle

10-1-44-4

9.4-0-28-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Scotby (a)

168/9

40

lost

Staffield (h)

170/7

39

 

 

Mark Vasey

Dan Swann

47

37

 

 

Paul Jeffrey

Geoff Brown

37

37no

 

 

 

Paul Jeffrey

James Cranston

8.3-1-41-3

10-3-27-3

 

 

Nick Rigg

Andy Teasdale

10-3-29-2

10-3-22-3

 

 

Steve writes: Having not written a report for a long time it would seem somewhat churlish to then write one after a victory but there were so many incidents of note in the game it seems necessary in what turned out to be one of the best games seen at the Old Showground in many years.

Batting first on a baking hot afternoon the visitors were in all sorts of trouble at 73-6 mid innings thanks to excellent opening spells from James Cranston and Paul Jeffrey and some smart catches in the outfield. A partnership of 79 between Mark Vasey and Dan Swann for the seventh wicket pushed the score to respectability. Special mention to young Bed Feddon coming in at number ten who, having fended away his first ball felt attack the was the best ploy and promptly flicked his next high over midwicket for a one bounce four. The home side were hampered when Jeffrey went down with a knee injury in the final over and had to be helped from the field.

The Staffield innings started in similar vain to the visitors as the top order struggled to cope with an excellent opening spell from Dan Swann and Mark Vasey. But it was the change bowlers who did the damage as Rigg and Teasdale ripped through the Staffield top order, Only Terence O’Neil (27) showing any resistance. With 14 overs remaining and 100 still needed with only four wickets in hand the game looked to have gone for Staffield and even a partnership of 77 between skipper Brown (on 3 hours sleep after returning from holiday) and Jeffrey (batting with a runner due to his injury) only looked good enough to claim a point or two from the game. Jeffrey was then caught on the long on boundary by Mo Nyamunga with one of the best catches seen for many a year at Staffield. Running, leaping and plucking the ball out of the air one handed only to land over the boundary. Jeffrey was eventually removed by the returning Vasey limping off to the applause of the gathered Old Sages in the pavilion with twenty still required from three overs. Dan Swann then produced an outstanding over conceding just a wide from the 38th. Nineteen needed and with the skippers instructions to give it a go. Paul Telford was the hero hitting the final four balls of the penultimate over for two fours and two thumping sixes into the oak tree to give Staffield an unlikely victory.

A game that had everything, excellent batting, superb bowling and some outstanding catches played in excellent spirit by two sides showing no signs of nerves and no lack of skill given their positions in the table. Both teams retired to the pub for the inevitable analysis of what had just happened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Carlisle II (h)

148/8

40

lost

Braithwaite (a)

150/5

39.2

 

 

Andrew Trickett

Nick Whitfield

40

52

 

 

Tom Smith

Jason Pyke

69

39no

 

 

 

Dan Pyke

Gilbert Pyke

Lee Zaninetti

Phil Knight

10-0-46-3

10-1-26-0

10-2-30-1

10-2-39-1

 

 

Nick Whitfield

Simon Plevin

Steven Johnston

8-4-8-0

8-1-26-0

7-0-25-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem

Appleby I (a)

170

39.1

beat

T Sowerby (h)

77

27.5

 

 

Chris Scarr

Tony Ousby

37

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Farmer

Adrian Thompson

10-1-37-3

10-2-26-2

 

 

Mark Ousby

Chris Scarr

Ryan Davidson

10-5-12-3

8-2-24-3

6.5-1-14-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Edenhall (h)

88

34

lost

K Stephen (a)

89/7

22.5

 

 

Matthew Wilson

48

 

 

Bryn Davies

30

 

 

 

Ross Davies

Bryn Davies

Ian Cousin

7-2-8-2

10-2-24-1

7-0-20-5

 

 

Andrew Gate

10-3-19-4

 

 

Andrew writes: Credit to the Kirkby Stephen bowlers who bowled a disciplined line and length creating some rash shots from Edenhall. Davies junior and senior opened and set the tone. However it was the introduction of Cousins who ran through the middle order with five wickets. Kirkby's fielding and catching backed up the bowlers and Edenhall perished for a low total, with only Matthew Wilson coming away with any credibility.

Hunter came out swinging the bat and mixed some good shots with some edges which would not go to hand. Andrew Gate took three wickets in one over to give the home side hope at 17-3; a fourth reduced Kirky to 29-4. Bryn Davies and Dan Todd saw off Gate and added 38 before both perished, but by that time only one was required for victory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Rockcliffe (h)

187/6

40

drew

Keswick II (a)

178/8

40

 

 

William Freebairn

Robert Wharton

Dougie Hope

68

53

27no

 

 

Andy Clark

Joe Grisedale

50

68

 

 

 

Jamie d’Leny

Keith Richardson

6.1-0-20-3

10-6-6-0

 

 

Jimmy Freebairn

Graeme Cross

William Freebairn

10-2-20-1

8-1-25-2

9-0-43-3

 

 

 

 

Colin writes: Having witnessed the opening exchanges at Keswick at the start of the season this was a game that could be a tough encounter for both teams, A shower half an hour before the game couldn’t dampen the spirits of both teams, The swans lost the toss on the said damp outfield but with Keswick captain Dixon thinking he had the tide time right he was sure that the wicket would be to his teams advantage, and so this in mind Rockcliffe entered the St Marys oval. Within one ball Dixon must of thought his home work hard paid off Wharton jnr out first ball off the bowling of D’Leny. Captain John quickly followed as did the evergreen Cross and the Swans were reeling at 10-3. Will (I am a crank) Freebairn with elder but better looking Wharton senior, facing D’Leny in full aggressive mode and a tight Richardson. They began to put a stand together, helped by D’Leny pulling up with a hamstring injury. Wharton smashed 53 in 54 balls and the crank 68 from 204 balls getting into good habits for a change, then followed by new dad, Dougie Hope hitting with free abandon.

With the pitch been brushed and the St Marys oval was back to its best. Freebairn senior and Cross proved that history can repeat itself as Keswick were soon 13/3 Cross taking Ben Sharp’s wicket, then, soon after, Dixon the same way of a slower ball. Freebairn took the wicket of Link in between. Rockcliffe on a roll before Joe Grisedale benefitted from the generosity of the home side as he was dropped off a despairing Cross four times. Hope and Carter’s efforts being hard ones, but never the less should have been taken. It has to be said it was a great innings backed up by Andy Clarke as the tide was again on the turn. Will Freebairn resorted to spin bowling and this was to be Grisdale’s downfall. If he had the effort to stay another four or five overs Keswick would have been back home with all the points but he skied one to Hope on the fence. With another couple of wickets and the away side started to tread water.  Kipper Richardson (11) entertained briefly and Lewis - a fine six by the way - and then Shaw senior guided the away side to two of the eight points on offer, finishing fine and entertaining game. Rockcliffe clapped their opponents off the field in a true sporting manner like all games should be in the spirit of the game.

A fine evening was had by all in the Crown and Thistle with both teams enjoying a few amber delights before departing thinking of if only buts.   

 

Keith waxes lyrically: A typically pleasing English Sunday afternoon spent at Rockcliffe's tidal ground by the River Eden. Early afternoon showers and thickening cloud gave way to blue sky and sunshine and the strong breeze combed the branches and leaves of the trees in the wood behind the pavilion this way and that.  The ship on the weather vane at the top of the spire of St Mary's Church rode the waves of the wood and could be spied above the uppermost branches of the swaying wood from a vantage point at the far side of the cricket field, a haaf net away from the banks of the Eden where the river flows lazily below bare sandstone cliffs on the final part of its journey to the Solway. As the game entered its final phase a pair of brilliantly white swans flew up river (and you thought this was a cricket report?) where they eventually disappeared into the rich greenness of the Eden Valley . . . along, possibly, with Keswick's chances of promotion to the Premier Division.
Keswick really needed to win here to sustain their late charge for a promotion place in a division that remains relatively wide open. The 'losing' draw and two points just about keeps Keswick hopes alive but they probably now need to win all last six games to feature in the final countdown.
Going into the game Keswick were not at full strength and Rockcliffe were without Danny Braithwaite. Keswick skipper Graeme Dixon's Pugwash-like week-long examination of the tide tables (he thought the rise in water levels below ground might influence the way the pitch behaved at full tide) proved a waste of time as he lost the toss in any case and Rockcliffe decided to bat first. They were soon in trouble as Jamie D'Leny removed the top three in double quick time and reduced the home team to10/3. But D'Leny retreated from the attack with a pulled hamstring allowing Will Freebairn and Robert Wharton to hold their nerve and fight back Border Reiver-style (determined piel tower defence followed by cut and thrust) to put on 104 for the fourth wicket. Dougie Hope hit out late, and, helped by some slack Keswick fielding and dropped catches, reached respectability. I completed my audition for the part of Scrooge in the KCC Christmas (see figures above….ed). Umpire Alan Armstrong, who had a good game and is clearly a man of great wisdom, reckons that I can still bowl a tidy spell; thanks Alan.
Keswick's innings echoed that of the home side's. The away team also got off to a bad start and were 16/3 before Andy Clark and Joe Grisdale put on 111 for the fourth wicket. Both offered chances and, unfortunately, both got out when they should have transformed the fight back into victory. Keswick then went into Comedy of Errors mode (the Shakespearean version is now showing at Theatre by the Lake by the way) as Jamie D'Leny (hamstrung by his hamstring) was run out by his runner, the leg break bowler and top order batsman Ben Sharp who was on sabbatical from KCC 1st XI as he sought to rediscover lost form and confidence.
In the final analysis Keswick fell just eight runs short of a winning target despite a heroic six hit from 3rd XI player Karl Lewis who celebrated as though he had just won the match. Rockcliffe would be well pleased with their day's work, especially the irrepressible Colin (Get Carter) Carter who did not bat, did not bowl but took a slip catch - unfortunately it was from a no ball.
Rockcliffe is a great place to play cricket. You park beside the pub, the Crown and Thistle, walk through a wood to the ground and then wonder why - with no road or discernible entry route in sight - there is a very old Ford jeep parked next to the red brick pavilion. This, it transpires, is the Rockcliffe CC club vehicle, used principally for ground work (towing gang mowers etc) and is proudly driven around at frightening speed by Rockcliffe groundsman and EVCL umpire, the one and only Howard Moon, a resident of this parish, who demonstrated his Formula 1 technique by hurtling out to the wicket at tea time in said vehicle to apply brush and white liner to the strip. The vehicle was bought for £400 on e-bay and was taxed until 2012 (it does not go on the road m'lud). Howard, by the way, was not bought on e-bay but arrived at Rockcliffe via a more conventional route. Any way the lad is doing a great job and on Saturday he did the scorebook in between high octane journeys in the Ford to the square.
The tea was excellent, especially the egg sandwiches and the flapjack and the sandwich cake, all of which I enjoyed immensely together with three mugs of tea.  It had not gone unnoticed that some of Rockcliffe's supporters certainly like to live the good life. Mrs Rachael Cross and Mrs Fiona Wharton, spectators both and women of impeccable taste (irrespective of choice of husband), were seen taking the top off a bottle of bubbly as we took tea. The sun, quite clearly, goes down below the yardarm very early in this part of the world.  And why ever not?
After the game we all took the blissfully short walk to the Crown and Thistle for the post-match crack and a couple of pints. It had been a good day, win, lose or draw and we were all the richer for the experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Wigton II (h)

152

37.3

beat

Shap (a)

110

33.5

 

 

Matthew Gardner

46

 

 

Gavin Sisson

40

 

 

 

Lee Stockdale

Alex Darroch

Jordan Palmer

6-3-10-2

7.3-0-37-3

5-1-16-2

 

 

Stuart Ward

Lewis Little

Kieran Little

10-2-29-4

10-3-21-4

7.5-1-11-2

 

 

Stuart writes: Wigton entertained Shap on a lovely hot day for cricket. Wigton won the toss and decided to have a bat on a good solid deck. The ball carried well all through the game which was great for the bowlers. Wigton lost one of their openers early on to good bowling from Stockdale. A partnership was developing between Kieran Little (23) and Luke Jackman (12) before Little lost out to a dipping full ball from Stringer. Wigton struggled to get any big partnerships all day as they kept losing wickets regularly. Fleming arrived and looked in good touch alongside Jackman before the latter was bowled. Shap made full use of having a side that could turn their arm over by using eight bowlers in the day, a good tactic as no batsman on the Wigton side could settle against anyone. When Fleming was caught behind after chasing a wide one it brought Gardner to the crease. Although he may have rode his luck at times Gardner's innings provided Wigton with the drive to reach a century and a half.
Wigton got off to a brilliant start after getting the attacking Blue out for cheap before young Lewis Little bowled a match changing double wicket maiden taking both Darroch and Stockdale in the same over. A good partnership between Horrocks (20) and Sisson got Shap back on track and Wigton dropped a few chances that would have really put the pressure on to the away side. The older Little, Kieran, broke the partnership by getting Horrocks caught behind. Stringer joined Sisson and played some good shots before being bowled by Ward. When Lewis Little returned and bowled Sisson with the first ball of his spell, Wigton set about taking the remaining wickets. The run rate was not a problem for Shap but, unfortunately for them, they lost wickets in bunches. Some good catching in the deep took the final few wickets and the game ended with Wigton coming out on top; a really enjoyable game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 1

Carlisle Acdy (h)

129/9

40

drew

Longtown (a)

109/9

40

 

 

Paul Wittred

30

 

 

Tony Steele

46

 

 

 

Tony Steele

D Chandler

David Steele

Steve Dickinson

8-2-23-1

10-2-25-3

10-3-26-2

10-2-28-2

 

 

Will Bell

Abhay Ganga-Nair

Jordan Oultram

Karl Wall

10-2-14-1

10-3-20-1

10-1-34-1

10-2-32-4

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Gamblesby (a)

116

 

lost

Appleby II (h)

117/0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Brakewell

Josh Brabbins

68no

40no

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Lanercost II (h)

143/9

40

lost

Great Corby (a)

144/7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting scorecard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Patterdale (a)

66

32

lost

Lowther (h)

67/1

11.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dewald Berger

Dave Salkeld

34no

32no

 

 

 

Stuart Birkett

Roger Townsend

Dave Salkeld

Dewald Berger

10-3-16-2

6-1-15-1

7-4-9-1

9-1-22-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Wigton III (h)

 

 

 

Carleton (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

TEAM BATTING FIRST

SCORE

OVERS

RESULT

TEAM BAT. SECOND

SCORE

OVERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Stainton II (h)

234

38.5

beat

Penrith III (a)

120

27.2

 

 

Andrew Hodgson

Ben Clementson

98

30

 

 

Keelan Spurrell

40

 

 

 

Jack Winter

Sarah Smith

7.5-1-16-4

8-2-28-1

 

 

Ben Dixon

Ben Clementson

10-2-35-4

6-2-11-3

 

 

Tim writes: After winning the toss and electing to bat in sunny conditions Stainton got off to a terrible start, losing two wickets in the first over off the bowling of Jack Winter. When the third wicket quickly followed Stainton had a rebuilding job to complete. Step forward Andrew Hodgson, often a man to save an innings in the lower middle order, he was moved up to bat at five and set about the task. After a watchful start Hodgson started to punish any bad ball and played some eye catching shots, and, with his maiden hundred in sight, he was caught at long on going for a big shot. Hodgson was well supported by Ben Clementson as the pair got Stainton up to a reasonable score at 30 overs. Tim Jackson (19) scored some quick runs and with a generous assistance from fifty five extras set the away side set a stiff target. Jack Winter the pick of the bowlers as he returned to clear up the tail.

Stainton started well with the ball, openers Ben Dixon and Graham Silburn bowling maidens first up and then Dixon taking the first wicket in the sixth over. Keelan Spurrell came to the crease and began dispatching the ball to all parts and it looked for a while like for the second week running Penrith would chase down a 200 plus score. However once he departed Penrith began to falter. Ben Clementson came on and his spell alongside Ben Dixon saw Stainton through the middle order, and despite a big hitting counter attack from Dan Morland(21) and Jamie Hunter (17) before John Forrester picked up the final wicket with his second ball.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Irthing Vale (h)

 

 

lost

Caldbeck II (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irthing Vale unable to raise side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 3

Wetheral (h)

 

 

beat

Penrith Acdy (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penrith unable to raise side