WARTON climbed to the top of Westmorland Cricket League Division One after a resounding eight-wicket win at Milnthorpe.

Gareth Price took 4-5 as Milnthorpe were all out for 61 off 29 overs.

The visitors eased to victory in 20.3 overs, closing on 62-2. Stuart Mayor top scored with 16, while Ricky Nelson (15) and Tom Barnfield (14) also contributed.

Arnside also took a convincing victory as they defeated Carnforth by six wickets. Carnforth made 157-6, with Ryan Nelson top scoring with 62.

The hosts closed their reply on 160-4, with Adam Richardson undefeated with 66 off 85 balls.

Shireshead routed Burneside by 104 runs. Simon Gould top scored with 62 as Shireshead closed on 173-7. Chris Dixon and Ethan Ellwood took three wickets each for the visitors. Dave Jack’s second innings return of 6-39 saw Burneside all out for 69 off 33.2 overs.

Elsewhere, Silverdale edged out Ambleside by one wicket.

Jon Mason returned first innings figures of 5-26 as Ambleside were all out for 110 off 42.4 overs. Ambleside battled back in the second innings when Oli Wileman picked up figures of 4-12 while Charlie Mulhall claimed 3-19.

Silverdale held on thanks to 24 by Jamie Greenall and scores of 22 by Keith Forster and Jarred Collis. In the final Division One game, Holme defeated Heysham by ten wickets.

In Division Two, Trimpell claimed a winning draw against Carnforth A. Trimpell posted an imposing 205-9 with James Lambert undefeated on 71.

Carnforth A batted out the draw thanks to Reuben Bragg’s 62 and Rob Pearcy’s 50, while Neil Dugdale contributed with 27. Peter McDermid tried to force the win with a return of 3-37, but Carnforth saw out 45 overs before closing on 181-8.

Coniston defeated Ingleton by nine wickets. Nathan Atkinson’s 3-16 and Ted Simpson’s 3-7 saw Ingleton all out for 40 off 25.3 overs before Bob Simpson’s 26 saw Coniston close on 42-1 off just 7.1 overs.

David Hannigan scored 53 after Westgate picked up a winning draw against Kirkby Lonsdale. Hannigan’s 53 saw Westgate post 130-6 off 45 overs.

Kirkby Lonsdale dug in before closing on 109-8.