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Written by John Walsh   
Tuesday, 18 May 2021

The Cumbria Development squad open their season at Barrow tomorrow with a fixture against their Cheshire counterparts.

County officials were delighted with the recent squad game at Keswick and feel they have some outstanding talent coming through.

Only one of the players is based outside the county – Sam Dutton who now plays for Blackpool – but he is a familiar figure in the south of the county where he learnt his cricket.

Cockermouth provide most individual players with Paul Hindmarch, Sam Sharp and Sam Thompson named in the line-up.

Also selected for the opening game are: Ben Davidson, Carlisle; Will Stanway, Furness; Finlay Richardson, Netherfield; Drew Postlethwaite (wk), Haverigg; Nico Watt, Wigton; James McGown, Keswick; Josh Stirling, Carlisle.

The friendly fixture gets underway at 11am and will be played in the 50-overs a side format.

Ben Davidson and brother Jonathan had been the stars for Carlisleon Sunday in their comfortable win at Dalton in the Higson Cup.

Batting first Carlisle made 195-8 from their 45 overs with Ben top-scoring on 48 while Jonathan took 5-11 when Dalton were hustled out for 113.  Alex Raybould hit 45 for Carlisle.  

On an overcast day at Cleator Tom Sharp, the home captain won the toss and elected to bat.


After the early loss of opening batsman WillBenson - bowled by Brad Stephen’s for 5 - Sharp and Darren Clark set up a match-winning partnership of 161 runs. Sharp was out for 83 and Clark for 84.


The final total of 212 for 6 looked a tall order for the visitors. Lee Hogg with 3 for 51 being the pick of the bowlers. Special mention also to young left arm spinner, Ryan Gilmour with a creditable 6 overs for 20 runs.

In reply, after David Blackwell ripped the heart out of the Lindal top order with 5 wickets for 12 runs from his 9 overs, only opening bowler Stephens caused the Cleator bowlers any problems with a creditable 50 runs. Lindal were finally all out in the 43rd over for 167.


In the other ties Keswick beat Wigton and Millom beat Haverigg.

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