A RECORD-BREAKING score was accomplished during one of the matches that took place in the Westmorland Cricket League this week.

Jack Huntington re-wrote the Hackney and Leigh Trophy record book scoring 175 not out from 74 balls for Westgate against Bare.

The 23-year-old hit 21 fours and 5 sixes in his maiden hundred. Incredibly he had only scored a his first senior fifty the day before for the second team at Sedbergh.

Unsurprisingly, Westgate’s 275/1 was not challenged as Bare replied with 79/6. Earlier a major shock had been on the cards as Bare chasing 157 to win against Carnforth fell only 4 runs short. Mat Cook scored an unbeaten 50 for Bare and Adam Hornby 68 not out for Carnforth.

In the other Hackney and Leigh double header, 37 from Moe Patel and 39 from James Lambert helped Trimpell to beat Milnthorpe by 5 wickets despite Matt Brook (31) and Scott Singleton (43) leading a recovery for the home side to post 114/7.

Milnthorpe had earlier beaten Warton by 5 wickets, Phil Bovis making 37 not out against one of his former clubs.
In the League, the first big game of the season was between Carnforth and Heysham.

Asked to take first knock, the patrons enjoying hospitality were treated to a batting masterclass by Ryan Nelson who scored 123 not out from 129 balls (15 fours and a six) and with support from Shane Dixon (34) the innings closed on 230/4. Nelson has now scored 282 league runs in 2021 without being dismissed.

After a steady start, Heysham lost their way against Alex Benson (3/15) and it needed a patient 70 not out from Andy Powers to secure the draw. With Carnforth taking 7 points and Heysham 1, the visitors will hoped that they have limited the damage. 

Arnside scraped a draw at Sedbergh against the school second eleven.

Bermuda under 19 international, Logan Jones made 79 in the School’s 219, Alex Davidson taking 4/56. Yorkshire under 17 player, Leo Johnson, with 4/25 did most of the damage.

On Sunday, the school team beat Sedgwick by 170 runs. Jones made 82 and Dan Stevens 71 in 242/5.

Only 27 from Richard Hanson against his former school gave the Sedgwick innings some respectability as Durham Academy player Jake Dickinson (6/19) wreaked havoc.

Bert Parker’s 37 enabled Milnthorpe to score 123 against Burneside despite 4/29 from Ethan Elwood.

Jacob Cuffe-Sloan made 31 but James Parkinson 5/27 and Darren Wills (3/24) bowled out the visitors for 80.

Joe Oliver’s 43 not out was the highest score in Shireshead’s 213/8 against Warton who replied with 159/6, Tom Barnfield making 46. Steve Beck with 4/31 and 59 not out, his maiden WCL Division 1 fifty starred in Silverdale’s 3 wicket win against Bare.

After Trimpell reduced Westgate to 12/3 Andy Hill (71) and Chris Carter (56) added 122 in their 176/6. Trimpell slipped to 26/6 and were all out for 77.

In Division 2 Windermere beat Sedbergh School 3rd XI by 1 wicket on Sunday.

Lewis Rands-Trevor had taken 4/26 for the Lakesiders, but it needed a heroic last wicket partnership of 15 from Ronnie Kydd (11) and Luke Chapman (3) to reach the target of 96. Windermere had lost a close game at Cartmel on Saturday.

Bob Davies made 41 as the home side scored 146, Sam Fletcher taking 5/26.Will Aspinwall made 42, but Windermere lost their last four wickets for 5 runs, Joe Atkinson taking 4/42 and Stuart Bailey 3/29.

Shireshead 2nds were struggling at Coniston before number 10, Phil Oliver’s long handle garnered 66 not out from 30 balls to post 172, Mike Burton taking 4/22.

Burton then made 52 not out as Coniston gained their first win of the season. Andrew Metcalfe’s 5/13 routed Holme and after Lee Barnes took 4/18 it needed an unbeaten partnership from Mark Beaumont (27) and Steve Williams (23) to secure a four wicket win for Kirkby Lonsdale.

76 from Lee Hodkinson enabled Carnforth 2nds to score 188 despite 6/43 from Scott Clement. Jasper Devereux (60) top scored for Netherfield 3rds before their last pair held out for the draw.

Westgate 2nds made it 3 wins out of 3.

Zero Tomlinson carried his bat for 46, a rare feat, as Sedbergh School 3rds were all out for 147, Ryan McMenamin taking 4/44.

That man Huntington (82 from 50 balls) and Joel Frith (45 not out) avoided alarm.

Galgate bowled Carnforth 3rds out for 50 to win by 7 wickets in Division 3.

Ambleside’s Barnaby Wileman scored 101 not out and Tudor Griffiths 53 not out as the divisional favourites totalled 196/1 dec against Bolton-le-Sands who replied with 53, Ben McGregor taking 5/24.

Sedgwick 2nds made a mammoth 266/7 against Arnside 2nds (Tom Willacy 77, Tom Ridley 81) but a srteady 60 not out from Eddie Hart and 51 from Michael Collins enabled the visitors to finish on 145/6.

Heysham 2nds dismissed Leven Valley for 67 to win by 8 wickets and 6/20 from Holme 2nds Kristian Petterson meant that Silverdale 2nds were all out for 65, Holme losing only 1 wicket in reply.

In Division 4, 51 from Freddie Price underpinned Kendal 3rds 168/7 and Trent Knowles took 4/12 as Burneside 2nds were bowled out for 111.

Milnthorpe 2nds beat Coniston 2nds by 10 wickets, while Shireshead 3rds beat Kirkby Lonsdale 2nds with a successive fifty from Dave Sloan (51), Niall Parkinson taking 4/31. Kirkby were rocking at 62/9 but last pair Phil Sinclair (22) and Henry Treverton added 66 for the last wicket before Andrew Weir (4/13) bowled Sinclair.

The highest individual score of the weekend was made by 16-year-old Freddie Whatmuff who hit 135 for Westgate 3rds against Morecambe 3rds, with Arjun Manjare making 59 in 231/6 dec.

Morecambe were just 5 balls short of securing a draw when their last wicket fell with the score on 115.