WESTMORLAND CRICKET LEAGUE: Silverdale’s Jon Mason pick of bowlers in one of just three games to go ahead as rain reigns supreme

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JUST three games in all five divisions of the Westmorland Cricket League survived the region’s heavy downpour this weekend.

In Division One Silverdale’s Jon Mason returned figures of 7-31 as the north Lancashire outfit picked up 12 points - drawing them level on 68 points with opponents Burneside in joint-third bottom position.

Burneside batted first and were skittled out for 78 before Silverdale chased down the target with Dodds top-scoring with 56 not out.

Elsewhere basement club Bolton-le-Sands found themselves on the wrong end of a five-wicket defeat at their Main Road home.

Warton chased down the 147 target and their twelve points saw them leapfrog Arnside and Westgate into fourth place.

All the other fixtures were rain-affected and ended in draws with six points being awarded to both teams.

Windermere bowler Jono Cooper took 5-57 as the Lakes outfit bowled Westgate out for 149 but their chase was cut short by the rain as they reached 47-2.

And defending champions Arnside’s Adrian Lee made 58 in their 136-9 declared innings at Shireshead’s Clifton Park.

After 39 overs Arnside declared to ensure a 39 overs per side game however it proved immaterial as a thunder shower ended proceedings for the day.

In Division Two just one fixture avoided the rain to get started - but was cut short by the weather.

Lancaster Moor Hospital, aided by knocks by Cheal (68) and Speak (70), reached 222-8.

In reply, top club Bare made 53-1 before the match was abandoned.

And in Division Three top club Carnforth bowled out nearest rivals Warton for just 44 before reaching 47-2 to take home all 15 points.

Carnforth’s Nelson was the pick of the bowlers returning figures of 6-19.

Over in Division Four second-placed Carnforth remain five points behind Netherfield.

Russell (53) and Bragg (55 not out) saw the Lancashire club post a total of 203-6 but any chances of a result were scuppered when the rain fell with Kirkby Lonsdale on 118-4.

Six points for all the other teams with no overs bowled.

The same situation in Division Five as Ingleton v Netherfield and Morecambe v Burneside were both abandoned. 
 

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