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“The covers come off” – a preview to the 2014 Westmorland Cricket League season by John Glaister, Historian and Advocate.

The Westmorland Gazette: Slazenger V100 TAS ULTIMATE cricket bat

11:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Before a ball is bowled the 2014 Westmorland Cricket League (WCL) championship campaign is shaping up to be eagerly contested though there is an out and out favourite.

Late leveller sees Kendal Celtic draw with Ibis after two-goal half-time deficit

The Westmorland Gazette: Late leveller sees Kendal Celtic draw with Ibis after two-goal half-time deficit

5:01pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

OLIVER MILLS scored a late leveller as Kendal Celtic recovered from a two-goal half-time deficit to earn a share of the spoils against Ibis.

Shireshead and Forton see off Westgate in Hackney and Leigh trophy final

The Westmorland Gazette: Shireshead and Forton see off Westgate in Hackney and Leigh trophy final

11:23am Friday 23rd August 2013

SHIRESHEAD and Forton tasted victory in the final of the Hackney and Leigh trophy in a pulsating win over rivals Westgate at picturesque Silverdale.

Milnthorpe squeeze past Burneside as Arnside bandwagon rolls on

3:58pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

MILNTHORPE edged out Burneside by just one wicket to keep up the pressure at the top of the table.

Arnside bandwagon rolls on as Burneside and Milnthorpe also win

11:59am Wednesday 26th June 2013

THE battle between first and third went the way of league leaders Arnside as they put Westgate to the sword with 20 overs to spare in the second innings.

Arnside regain top spot as Shireshead slip to Milnthorpe; Windermere surprise Warton and Bare win first game of season

9:00am Thursday 13th June 2013

IT WAS a weekend of surprises in the Readers Westmorland Cricket League this weekend as table-topping Shireshead lost their first game of the season but bottom club Bare recorded maximum points over Trimpell.

Shireshead replace Arnside at the top while Baldwin hat-trick gives Milnthorpe first win

10:26am Wednesday 5th June 2013

SHIRESHEAD replaced Arnside at the top of the Readers Westmorland Cricket League when Arnside hung onto a draw against them on Saturday.

Bovis return to Warton cannot inspire Milnthorpe to victory in Westmorland League

9:00am Friday 31st May 2013

PHIL Bovis scored 72 on his return to Warton but that was not enough for his Milnthorpe side to pick up their first victory of the season as they were forced to accept a winning draw.

Report: MyTriClubWheelbase Spring Classic Cycle Sportive

The Westmorland Gazette: Report: MyTriClubWheelbase Spring Classic Cycle Sportive

3:50pm Wednesday 22nd May 2013

500 riders took part in the biggest field for the Kendal Sportive when challenging routes were made worse by the cold and wet conditions.

Only Westmorland League tie sees four wicket win for Ingleton

11:58am Wednesday 22nd May 2013

THE efforts of ground staff and players enabled Westgate to host the only game in the Westmorland League on Saturday.

Davidson smashes Arnside to success as Burneside and Bolton-le-Sands succeed in Westmorland League

9:00am Thursday 9th May 2013

ARNSIDE top the Readers Westmorland Cricket League after Alex Davidson smashed a match-winning performance past Bare on Saturday.

Arnside, Shireshead and Windermere start season with wins as rest of Westmorland league teams draw curtain-raisers

12:10pm Tuesday 30th April 2013

WITH three draws on the opening day of the Westmorland Cricket League, Arnside, Shireshead and Windermere took full advantage as they recorded victories to get their respective seasons off to good starts.

Westgate secure Treble with dramatic victory over Bare

The Westmorland Gazette: Westgate celebrate their Westmorland League triumph after beating Bare by 24 runs

6:00pm Wednesday 19th September 2012

WESTGATE completed the Treble by winning the Westmorland Cricket League in a dramatic climax to the season.

Westgate back on top as Warton held to winning draw going into final week

The Westmorland Gazette: Moffat bowls Burneside's Airey but that cannot stop Silverdale from defeat

10:00am Friday 14th September 2012

WESTGATE moved back to the top of the Westmorland Cricket League after crushing Ambleside in a defeat that confirmed the Lake District side’s relegation from the top tier.

Burneside title hopes dashed and Ambleside relegation fears worsen in Westmorland League

9:00am Saturday 8th September 2012

BURNESIDE’S hopes of winning the title were shot down as they were comfortbaly beaten by Shireshead, who keep up the pressure on top two Warton and Westgate.

The Sands of time are just too much for beaten Westgate

6:00pm Thursday 23rd August 2012

BOLTON-le-Sands skipper Dyson won a crucial toss and inserted the home side Westgate on a wet track in one of only two completed Westmorland Cricket League fixtures this weekend.

Windermere fall short against all-conquering Westgate

10:30am Thursday 16th August 2012

DAVID was unable to top Goliath but he was very close in the Westmorland Cricket League’s showpiece cup competition final.

Warton cut Westgate lead to three points as Sedgwick lose battle at the bottom

11:12am Wednesday 15th August 2012

WARTON put themselves right in the mix for the Westmorland Cricket League title as they defeated Westgate to move within three points of the long-time leaders.

Holder coup for league's big day

2:00pm Sunday 12th August 2012

Division Two leaders Windermere face a David and Goliath test against Division One front-runners Westgate in the final of the Hackney & Leigh Cup today (Sunday).

Holme is where the heart is in T20 triumph

5:00pm Friday 10th August 2012

HOLME won the Division Two Twenty20 Final at Silverdale on Sunday in dramatic fashion, with Westgate emerging triumphant in the Division One encounter.

Two derby matches survive rain in Westmorland Cricket League

1:00pm Friday 10th August 2012

SILVERDALE versus Arnside became a ‘Thirty30’ match thanks to a two-and-a-half hour rain delay at the start of proceedings.

Division Two Windermere through to final after semi-final success over Warton

10:00am Thursday 26th July 2012

DIVISION Two Windermere reached the final of the Hackney and Leigh Cup with a narrow success over Warton.

Arnside stun Westgate as Ambleside win second match of season

10:00am Thursday 19th July 2012

ARNSIDE did the Westmorland Cricket League a favour by causing a huge upset against league leaders Westgate.

Arnside and Warton contest thriller as Shireshead keep up pressure on Westgate

The Westmorland Gazette: Mark Clarkson hits 88 but Bolton-le-Sands couldn't quite get over the line against Sedgwick

12:54pm Tuesday 10th July 2012

THREE different results were still possible with the last ball of the game in a thriller between Arnside and Warton.

Westgate march on as Ambleside lose in battle at the bottom

4:21pm Tuesday 3rd July 2012

WESTGATE pulled 20 points clear at the top of the Readers Westmorland League with an easy success over Silverdale.

Burneside title hopes dealt blow in Silverdale defeat

9:00am Thursday 28th June 2012

BURNESIDE’S title hopes were dealt a blow after they lost by 94 runs to Silverdale, who bounced back from a couple of poor results.

Shireshead continue defence of T20 crown as rain cancels weekend action

4:00pm Friday 22nd June 2012

RAIN caused havoc in the Westmorland Cricket League this weekend and no matches were completed.

Westgate lose unbeaten run in top-of-the-table thriller

The Westmorland Gazette: Burneside bowled well to get Westgate all out for 119

1:17pm Tuesday 12th June 2012

WESTGATE’S unbeaten start to the season was brought to a shattering end by second-placed Burneside with a four-wicket triumph.

Sedgwick find their own Silver lining with dramatic win in Westmorland League

The Westmorland Gazette: Milnthorpe's Andrew Pennington takes one to the gut on his way to 56 as his side defeat Ambleside

2:00pm Thursday 7th June 2012

SEDGWICK produced the shock of the weekend, beating Silverdale with just one ball left in a thriller at Sedgwick House.

Westgate win clash-of-the-titans and Silverdale progress up league

The Westmorland Gazette: Darren Barber (batting) watches as the ball goes agonisingly close to the wicket in Arnside's game against Ambleside

1:14pm Wednesday 30th May 2012

SILVERDALE moved up to third in the Readers Westmorland Cricket League with a three-wicket successs over Milnthorpe.

Silverdale edge North Lancashire derby as Warton miss chance to go top in thriller

The Westmorland Gazette: Chris Dixon (right) makes his claim for a wicket during Burenside's comfortable victory over Sedgwick

12:05pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

IT WAS a superb day of batting in the North Lancashire derby between Arnside and Silverdale as both sides posted high scores. Arnside must have thought they were on course for their first victory of the season when they set an imposing target of 217-8 to beat, Richardson posting 60, Davidson 59 and Shepherd 50.

Milnthorpe and Ambleside collapse but Burneside continue strong start

The Westmorland Gazette: Mike Curran attempts a catch but injures his thumb in the process

2:00pm Wednesday 9th May 2012

MILNTHORPE lost their last six wickets for 11 runs as they collapsed at home to a strong-looking Westgate side.

Milnthorpe and Burneside start season off well but it's disappointment for Arnside

10:00am Wednesday 2nd May 2012

MILNTHORPE got their season off to a cracking start with a four-wicket victory at Shireshead in the Wesmorland Cricket League curtain-raiser.

Umpires needed ahead of 2012 season

5:04pm Wednesday 15th February 2012

THE Westmorland Cricket League is looking for umpires to increase the numbers of officials available to cover this summer’s matches.

Rain god's wipeout end of season title fight

2:24pm Wednesday 21st September 2011

THERE were more than the average number of ‘ducks’ in the Readers Westmorland Cricket League of 2011 and the weather has been just fine for them.

Heavy downpours force Westmorland Football postponements

12:08pm Saturday 17th September 2011

TORRENTIAL rain across Cumbria has led to the majority of games in the Bluefin Insurance Westmorland Football League being postponed today, Saturday.

Arnside end trophy wait

9:44am Saturday 20th August 2011

ARNSIDE avenged their 2010 Hackney and Leigh Trophy final loss as they defeated rivals Burneside by 35 runs.

Cricket - Knockout day as Ambleside bowl their way to cup glory

3:46pm Thursday 11th August 2011

AMBLESIDE Cricket Club picked up the first silverware of the Westmorland League season as they defeated Ingleton in the Division Two cup final.

Arnside charge up to second spot

10:50am Thursday 4th August 2011

ARNSIDE moved above Westgate into second place in division one with a winning draw against Bolton-le-Sands as Adrian Lee smashed his way to 90.

League round up: Clarkson hat-trick fails to thwart Warton title bid

12:20pm Thursday 28th July 2011

SHIRESHEAD made the most of the Windermere wicket to gain 15 points on a good day for the bowler.

Hackney and Leigh: Burneside eye cup hat-trick

11:10am Thursday 28th July 2011

AFTER a dramatic last-ball finish to beat Milnthorpe, Burneside will aim to make Westmorland Cricket League history by landing a third successive Hackney and Leigh Trophy final.

Cricket - Top three square up for rare tussle

4:59pm Saturday 23rd July 2011

WESTMORLAND League aficionado John Glaister casts an eye on the teams’ progress moving into the second part of the season.

Event - Community rallies round to help Nicky

10:49am Thursday 7th July 2011

SATURDAY will be a very special day for well-known Westmorland footballer Nicky Dent, when he marries his fiance Kelly.

Cricket - Howsley keeps Arnside in the hunt

10:40am Thursday 7th July 2011

CHRIS Howsley proved to be a matchwinner for Arnside as he snapped up five Burneside wickets for eight runs to boost his side’s title prospects on Saturday.

Westgate close gap at the top with winning draw against leaders Warton

10:31am Monday 4th July 2011

Division One Westgate 170-9*, Warton 98-7 Westgate captain Andy Hill won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first on a solid deck. Dave Lord (34) was in scintillating form as he took the attack early to the Warton bowlers, but when he was dismissed Westgate found themselves at 55-3 with the game in the balance. Dave Hannigan (34) played the anchor role and Aaron Pearce (38) the aggressor as the pair played brilliantly in a 63 run partnership in 17 overs.

Westgate's Wilson breaks 31 year record but rain wipes out winning chance

10:44am Monday 27th June 2011

Westgate 290 for 4 (7pts) v Arnside 126 for 6 (1 pt.) Westgate visited Arnside for a top of the table clash in a game sponsored by Readers. Rain reduced the match to 40 over per side & Westgate were inserted after losing the toss. After 4 overs the score stood at 42 for with No. 3 Peter Wilson stroking the ball everywhere with a personal tally of 34 off his first 10 balls. He then featured in a 3rd wicket stand of 117 in 21 overs with Dave Hannigan (33) and then in a stand of 128 in 12 overs with Khan Puffett(48 n.o). Wilson’s personal stats saw his 50 off 40 balls, his 100 off 78 balls, his 150 off 127 balls and he finished on 189 not out off 144 balls, smashing the individual league record for Division 1 in the process, which had stood for 31 years. In is innings he hit 27 fours and five maximums giving him 138 runs in boundaries alone.

Hackney and Leigh: Holders Burneside breeze past Trimpell

1:48pm Wednesday 8th June 2011

CUP holders Burneside progressed to round three of the Hackney and Leigh Trophy with an easy win inside 11 overs against Trimpell.

Mason's bowling prevents Westgate taking spoils at Sedgwick

1:45pm Wednesday 8th June 2011

Westgate had to settle for a winning draw as Sedgwick dug their heels in on what looked to be a solid track.

Milnthorpe bring curtain down on Shires unbeaten start

11:50am Thursday 2nd June 2011

Milnthorpe ended the ubeaten start to the season made by Shireshead as the hosts claimed a full 15 points in Saturday's first division programme.

Warton remain top despite rain affected draw at Milnthorpe

1:39pm Monday 16th May 2011

Westmorland Cricket League reports Division One Milnthorpe 128* v Warton 71-7 - Rain affected draw Milnthorpe lost the toss and were asked to bat on a wicket that would surely help the bowlers and as the game transpired so it would prove.



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