HERE are the latest results of the Westmorland Cricket League's matches.

Westgate joined Burneside and Shireshead in the semi finals of the Hackney and Leigh Trophy with a 16 run win against neighbours, Bare.

Both semi finals and the final will be played at Netherfield CC from 10.30 on Sunday 10 July in what is expected to be a splendid exhibition of the best of local cricket.

Bare restricted Westgate to 101, but bowling excellence led by Dylan Conroy (2/12) and Zak Buchanan (2/5) despite a late flurry from Huw Lunt (24 not out) earned Westgate their place.

Sedgwick were within 3 balls of claiming the final place, but intensifying rain on Friday night means they will travel again to Milnthorpe o Monday night.

Heysham maintained their lead in Division 1 with a home win against Kendal 2nds.

Facing a skilful opening attack from Tom Shuker (2/34) and Matthew Yarker (4/59), with support from Jack Wheelhouse (3/35), on a pitch which had suffered from overnight rain, Heysham battled to 85/6.

Damion Keegan (33) was given four lives and with Sam Calverley (47) striking the ball fluently, Heysham finished on 198/8 which proved too many for Kendal who never really got going against Heysham’s attack, Graeme Cassidy claiming 3/18 and Sam McClements 3/25. Westgate received 15 points when Sedbergh School 2nd XI conceded their game and Shireshead had to settle for a draw at Warton. Joe Cunliffe (51) composed his third fifty of the season as did Dave Jack (77 not out), but it was Jack’s explosive innings from 31 balls (4 fours, 7 sixes) that took them to 217/5, Paul Simpson taking 3/50. It was too many for Warton who, with Rory Batson (53 not out), making his first fifty of the season and Jack Benson (23), set out their stall for the draw after losing three early wickets as Tom Jacques took a season’s best 5/23.

Milnthorpe gained an important 12 points by beating bottom side Kirkby Lonsdale by 5 wickets. Andrew Metcalfe (49 not out) top scored for the home side, Darren Wills taking 3/16 before Phil Bovis (74) demonstrated that class is permanent. Adam Richardson came into the season with a leg injury but he is still a prolific run scorer.

His 65 on Saturday means he has 324 runs for the season at an average of 64.8, but more importantly it allowed Arnside to post 175 against Bare, for whom Craig Albon took 3/27, Robbie White 3/24 and Jake Allison 3/49.

Bare’s reply was hampered by James Crawford 3/15, but Archit Bhardwaj (38) and Albon (29) meant they secured a draw finishing on 120/8.

Unbeaten Holme beat Sedgwick 2nds by 5 wickets and are 15 points clear in Division 2 but will be aware that Shireshead 2nds have been chipping away at the lead and by gaining maximum points have reduced it from 27 points three weeks ago. Shireshead captain Mike Mead (4/27) passed the 30 wicket mark as Peter Wilson (42) provided the serious resistance for Westgate 2nds as they recovered from 77/7 receiving good support from the promising Marcus Palamountatin (17) as the 8th wicket yielded the highest partnership of the innings.

Paul Yates (32) and Stan Collinson (37) ensured there were no shocks as Westgate’s 122 was passed for the loss of 5 wickets, Sunil Naikwadi taking 3/22.

The performance of the week came from Windermere captain, Dan Sykes, whose brilliant all round performance single handedly lifted Windermere out of the relegation places. Sykes made 68 not out in his side’s 133 all out against Ingleton for whom Josh Capstick took 3/44 and Matt Young 3/38. Sykes then took an incredible 6/9 as Ingleton were bowled out for 71. Will Aspinwall chipped in with 3/37. The finish of the day came at Netherfield as Carnforth 2nds prevailed over Netherfield 3rds by a single run. Glenn Russell (38) top scored as Carnforth scored 92, Steve Wilosn taking 3/11 and Harry Smith 3/18. Joe Sumison made 57 not out, but with Tom Parkinson taking 5/12 Netherfield just couldn’t get over the winning line.

Bob Davies returned to fitness and form making 76 out of Cartmel’s 126 against Silverdale as Jack Dougan took a season’s best 4/37 for the visitors. A forensic spell of medium pace from Stuart Bailey (6/22) thought to be a personal best for Cartmel bowled out Silverdale for 71. Paul Johnson (25) top scored, but Mike Burton (3/12) and Mark Fryer (3/9) bowled out Ambleside for 75 which Coniston passed for the loss of 4 wickets.

Division 3 leaders Heysham 2nds suffered their first defeat of the season at Milnthorpe. Mark Moorby took 3/23 including top scorer, Richard Townsend (30) as the visitors were restricted to 117/8. Moorby opened the batting and made a patient 42 not out, receiving important support from the big hitting Ryan Heddle (35) in a 4 wicket win.

Ian Semple took 4/21 as Trimpell bowled out Carnforth 3rds for 129, Reuben Bragg making 31 as Carnforth recovered from 30/5. Danny Halstead (48) and Chris Cannon (47) made sure the chase was straightforward as Trimpell won by 8 wickets. Oli Battersby’s average dropped to 90.75 when the prolific young batsman was out for 57. With Jamie Holmes (39) a consistent batting performance saw Morecambe 3rds total 204/6, Gary White taking 3/14. Siraaz Patel made 34 for Leven Valley but the visitors could make nothing of the wiles of Mark Armistead who took 3/7 from 11 overs and had to settle for a draw on 91/8. Galgate beat Bolton le Sands by 5 wickets, whilst Arnside 2nds gained 15 points as Kendal 3rds conceded. Ted Littlefair took 4/10 as Holme 2nds bowled out Silverdale 2nds for 40, Gary Entwistle making 19 of the 33 runs from the bat, before being run out by Ollie Swift. Paul Moffatt took 4/13, but Neil Moysey (20 not out) guided the visitors to a 6 wicket win.

Morecambe 4ths went joint top of Division 4 with Dineshmanickam Annadurai taking 4/10 as Burneside 2nds were bowled out for 97, Mark Kelsall making 29. Nishanth Arun made 47 not out as Morecambe 4ths won by 3 wickets with 14 balls to spare. Dan Teasdale (59) helped Kirkby Lonsdale 2nds to 173/8 despite Thomas Duke taking 4/37 for Ingleton 2nds. Duke (28) was the only batter in double figures as Niall Parkinson (3/26) and Teasdale (5/27) ran through the Ingleton batting for 57

Sedgwick 3rds bowled out Netherfield 4ths for 38 withan 8 wicket win. In the Crosshill Park derby, Westgate 3rds made 117/9 with Dave Lord (29) and Robbie Green (35) whilst Mat Cook took 3/19 for Bare 2nds. Liam Burrow made an aggressive 44, but apart from him there was little resistance as Green (5/27) took a career best and Matthew Bradshaw (3/13) combined with him to bowl out Bare for 83.