THE WESTMORLAND cricket league began with a wave of results and impressive performances as players revelled in the new season.

After months of lockdown, the teams were eager to get back into the game.

Division One A saw Carnforth’s victory over Milnthorpe by 113 runs.

Once again, Ryan Nelsons distinguished himself with an undefeated 72.

With further assistance by Chris Parry’s impressive 48, Carnforth closed on 154-3 off a reduced 37 overs.

Milnthorpe did not go quietly, with Sam Woodburn returning figures of 3-50.

Three wickets a piece came from Stan Rich and Alex Benson which saw Milnthorpe skittled out for 41.

Sedgwick were victorious over Arnside by two wickets in a dramatic contest.

Arnside were bowled out for 128 with Richard Hanson returning figures of 5-16.

The victors were then edged home with Chris Evans’ lower order undefeated knock of 27.

However, D. Birch did give Arnside a chance with a return of 4-29.

Silverdale also emerged as winners in their match against Warton, rounding off by 64 runs.

A significant part of their victory came from Jarrad Collis’ 87 which saw Silverdale post 176-5. This came from just 5 off 45 overs.

Warton replied with 3 wickets apiece courtesy of Matthew James and James Greenall.

Their performance saw Warton bowled out for 112 off 37.1 overs.

Division One B saw equally impressive performances and victories from players who had eagerly awaited a chance to return to the pitch.

Four wickets apiece came from former Netherfield Duo Nathan Chambers and Lewis Richardson which helped Burneside complete its five-wicket win against Bare cricketers.

The Heysham team came back with a 35-run win over Trimpell.

Aaron Cross put on an impressive showing with a score of 4-11 which helped his team achieve the win,

Westgate also saw an outstanding match performance from their player Zak Buchanen.

He dug deep and brought in a return of 4-11 which eased them to a seven-wicket win at Shireshead.

A memorable match in Division Two occurred between Cartmel’s defeat of the Ingleton team.

Ending with four wickets more than their opponents, the match proved competitive and both teams showed their heart and drive.

Division Two B had Coniston defeat Netherfield’s third team by 52 runs, but this was not the end for them.

On Monday night, Netherfield came back with a vengeance to defeat Coniston in a 20-20.

Tom Russel was credited top scorer with an impressive performance resulting in a score of 34. This was added on to by Adam Wilson and Steve Wilson, who both contributed with runs of their own. Josh Irving was amongst the wicket takers.