Netherfield battled back to defeat Penrith by two wickets in the Cumbrian Derby, where Louis Backhouse scored the winning runs on the second to last ball of the game.

Backhouse who used to play for Morecambe was the unlikely hero after he unleashed a stunning six and a four in the final over as Netherfield chased down an imposing first innings total of 190 before closing on 193-8.

Netherfield were left with a difficult chase after knocks of 47 by Mohit Kale and Samuel Hall saw Penrith post a relatively imposing total, while Louis Backhouse returned figures of 3-24.

However, the Field recovered from a poor start to their innings after being reduced onto 16-2, thanks to an imposing partnership between Josh Dixon and Sub Professional James Price, where Price top scored with 65 while Dixon made 55.

Penrith battled back with Mohit Kale returning figures of 4-39 before Netherfield came back to secure a victory where they are now undefeated in three games.

After winning the toss and electing to field, Netherfield made a positive start after Louis Backhouse bowled Asher Hart, while John Mason picked up the wicket of Alister Craig while Penrith were in trouble on 32-2.

Nicky Burns attempted to frustrate Netherfield after he scored 34 before Samuel Medhurst who was brought into the attack saw off the former Penrith Captain who was caught by Ben Barrow.

Mohit Kale and former Netherfield player James Bowman began to pull the first innings away from Netherfield after they saw the visitors move onto 114.

Netherfield turned the game in their favour when Kale was caught behind by Finlay Richardson off the bowling of Daniel Bernet before Louis Backhouse clinched two quick wickets when he bowled Greg Cameron before seeing off James Bowman who was caught by Oli Wileman.

South African Sub Professional James Price removed Olli Greenwood who was caught behind by Richardson, Netherfield were in control while the visitors toiled 141-7.

Samuel Hall and Ben Ellis began to push Penrith ahead before Bernet bowled Ellis, and while Hall was run out by Louis Backhouse his knock of 47 saw Penrith close on 190-9 off 50 overs.

Netherfield made a bad start to their innings after Asher Hart pulled off a one-handed catch to dismiss Ben Barrow before the Penrith opener dismissed Finlay Richardson who was caught by Ben Ellis.

Josh Dixon and South African Sub Professional James Price battled back as Netherfield pushed onto 125.

Price who deputised for the injured Asutosh Singh, batted well, although Penrith went agonisingly close to dismissing the South African batter who pros for Middleton Cricket Club.

Penrith turned the game in their favour when Mohit Kale claimed the wickets of James Price and Brad Earl, while Asher Hart dismissed Josh Dixon who was caught behind by Alister Craig.

The visitors continued to apply further pressure after Kale bowled John Mason, while Kale caught and bowled Dan Bernet.

Nicky Burns ran out Samuel Medhurst Netherfield were on the brink as they slumped to 175-8.

Oli Wilemans resistant undefeated knock of 22-34 balls kept Netherfield in the chase, before setting up a tense final over where Louis Backhouse hit a stunning six and then followed that up with a boundary on the second to last ball of the game as Netherfield chased down the first innings total before closing on 193-8.

Netherfield play Kendal at Shap Road on Saturday in a crucial derby game for both teams.