CUMBERLAND'S bid to reach a Lord's final ended with a 58-run defeat away to Berkshire in Sunday's MCCA Trophy semi-final at Falkland CC, but Cumberland skipper Gary Pratt was unhappy with the umpiring.
Cumberland team manager Ian Sharp said: "It was disappointing to lose the semi-final but the umpiring was so poor that captain Gary Pratt has reported them to the Minor Counties - three poor lbw decisions were given against Cumberland which ruined our chances of victory."
Kendal's teenage opener Jonathon Miles top-scored for Cumberland with a sparkling 75 that included 12 fours.
Berkshire batted first and made 300-9 off their 50 overs, with Michael Roberts compiling 103 and David Barnes 86 for the bulk of their runs.
Best of the Cumberland bowlers was Chris Williams with 5-44.
In reply, Cumberland were dismissed for 242 after 45.2 overs.
Miles' 75 was the outstanding effort in the innings as Tom Lambert took 4-42.
Sharp added for Cumberland: Miles for a 19-year-old batted superbly and all-rounder Chris Williams deserved his five-wicket haul."