RAIN decimated Saturday’s programme in the Westmorland League, but two games managed to defy the elements and were able to start when the downpour relented in mid afternoon.

Westgate replaced Arnside at the top on the basis of the number of wins with a nine wicket victory against Trimpell.

Zak Buchanan (6/32) was the principal destroyer as the leg spinner recorded his third 5 wicket haul of the season.

He is now the joint top wicket taker in Division One along with Graham Crowther and Darren Nelson.

Only Mark Huddleston (11) and Malakaye Brooks (20) made double figures as Trimpell were all out for 50.

Although Mike Bland (1/18) took an early wicket, a rapid fire 40 not out from the League’s leading run scorer Dylan Conroy saw Westgate home by 9 wickets to take full advantage of playing when most of their rivals didn’t.

The other match was at Carnforth where a 23 over game against Burneside was possible.

Losing the toss, Carnforth were given a 65 run opening partnership by Ryan Nelson (31) and Adam Hornby(34).

Tom Parkinson (25) hit 3 huge sixes before Chris Parry made 52 not out from 22 balls, hitting 6 fours and 3 sixes and enabling him to declare the innings closed after 17 overs with 145/3 on the board.

Mark Ward (13) and Simon Huck (pictured left driving) added 42 for the first wicket.

Huck batted beautifully for 50 from 39 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes and whilst he was at the crease Burneside were in with a chance of an upset.

But Jack Thompson (5/43), ably supported by his fielders, particularly the brilliant catching of Stan Rich, ensured that it was left to Rob Davies (28 not out) to ensure the visitors went home with 2 points to Carnforth’s 7 points.

In Division 3 on Sunday, Milnthorpe 2nd XI were bowled out for just 36 (Sam Gorst 5/8).

But incredibly they bowled Kirkby Lonsdale 2nds out for only 28 with Bob Baldwin taking 6/2.

Will Yarker’s 59 helped Kendal 3rd XI beat Bare 2nd XI by 4 wickets, despite the efforts of Liam Burrow (4/22) and Matt Lee whose 45 not out anchored the Bare innings.

In the Division 1 t20 there were wins for Heysham over Milnthorpe with all-rounder Aiden Bannister scoring 28 and taking for 4/16.

But it is advantage Shireshead in the group after they beat Heysham with 50 from Tom Jacques and 4 wickets for Joe Cunliffe.

Trimpell ( in action pictured right) were beaten at home by Burneside and Westgate (Dylan Conroy 81 and 4/5).