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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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Pro Saman sees off Haverigg as campaign gets under way

CARLISLE pro Saliya Saman returned amazing figures of 8 for 26 on the opening day of the North Lancs Cumbria season. But Premier Division hosts Haverigg made the city side battle all the way for victory.

The Poolsiders lost five wickets for just seven runs before an invaluable 51 not out from Kevin Rogan helped them to 92 all out.

In reply, Carlisle seemed to be cruising at 52-3 but five quick wickets saw them at 80 for 8 before a couple of edged boundaries saw Carlisle to victory at 93 for 9.

For Haverigg, Brenton Parchment bowled well to take 5 for 31 in 15 overs, and skipper Steve Evans 3 for 42 in just less than 11 overs.

Penrith took first knock at home to Whitehaven and thanks to 61 from Tony Threlkeld were 183 for 5 at tea. In reply, Whitehaven were 153 for 8, Steve Holliday making 76 not out, when overs ran out, and the match was drawn. For Penrith Arwyn Jones took 4 for 38 with his left arm spin.

Newly-promoted Lindal Moor took first knock at Millom and, with the exception of Colin Knight and Paul Wilcock, the Moor batsmen had a bad afternoon. Knight opened and carried his bat for an excellent 68, and Wilcock made a 22, and the visitors were 133 all out.

Millom’s new pro, Sri Lankan Geeth Alwis, bowled his left arm spin with some skill, to return 5 for 23 in his 15 overs, and Graham Dawson, back on his old stamping ground, took 3 for 39, in just less than 14 overs.

In reply, Millom went to 139 for 2, Alwis completing a good day with 58 not out, and Dawson 40 not out.

2011 champions Furness were at home to the 2011 championship runners-up Workington. Batting first Furness soon lost a wicket, but an excellent partnership between Tom Smith 95, and Mark Daly 66, put their side well on top, and at tea Furness had posted 244 for 6 wkts. For Workington Simon James took 3 for 65 in 14 overs.

After tea, Workington also lost an early wicket, but steady batting down the order took the West Cumbrians to a draw at 175 for 6, Martin Gorley 46, Kris Moffat, 44, and Simon Beare, 32, being the main run getters.

For Furness, Ryan Tyson bowled well, returning 3 for 35 in 12 overs

Newly promoted Kirkby travelled to Cockermouth, and batting first were all out for 99, of which Paul Fugler made 57 not out. In reply Cockermouth went to the win at 103 for 2.

At home to Keswick, Cleator were indebted to their overseas amateur, Shaheen Khan who made 147, out of the innings total of 241. For Keswick Dan Gaskell took 4 for 43.

After tea Keswick went to a comfortable draw, at 190 for 5, new professional, Geeth Kumara made 67, and Dan Gaskell 45.

In Division One, Dalton began their new campaign with a comfortable win over their visitors, newly-demoted Wigton. Batting first, Wigton were always struggling and only Michael Holliday, at four, gave the Dalton attack some problems, and made 44 before coming one of John Bell’s five victims, in his return of 5 for 13 in 10 overs.

Lewis Woodend gave strong support with 3 for 23 off his twelve overs, as the visitors were all out for 88. In reply Dalton made a moderate start, losing four early wickets. John Bell then joined Jordan Woodend and they took Daltonto a six wicket win at 90 for 4, with Woodend 34 not out and John Bell 27 not out. Wigton’s Michael Holliday took 4 for 24 in 13 overs to complete an excellent all round performance.

At Seascale, the home side batting first against Vickerstown, were 154 all out, with Adam Brown making 70.

Vickerstown skipper, Gareth Benson again shone with the ball, taking 5 for 66. In reply, the Walney side hung on for the draw at 101 for 8, Seascale’s Steve Brown jnr, taking 4 for 22.

At Hawcoat Pk, Egremont had first knock and didn’t find batting easy and were all out for 116. In reply Hawcoat also had problems with the bat, but went to the win at 117 for 6.

At Workington II, Ulverston went in first and with 74 from Luke Kafanka went in for tea at 190 all out. In reply, Workington were 122 for 3 when rain prevented any more play

At Appleby, Penrith II were 7 for 0 when, after just over five overs, rain stopped any further play. Cleator II were at Lanercost, and dismissed the home side for 156. With Cleator II on 35 for 4, rain caused the game to be abandoned.

Appleby Eden v Penrith II was abandoned after only 20 minutes play. The Lanercost v Cleator II, and Workington II v Ulverston games were also badly affected by rain.

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