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Whitehaven Chase down Carlisle for spectacular win PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Walsh   
Saturday, 12 June 2021

chase young.pngWhitehaven broke their duck in the Cumbria Cricket League's Premier Division in the most spectacular fashion.

Without a League win they were considered fodder material for championship-chasing Carlisle at the Playground. But it didn't play-out like that as they raced to a brilliant seven wicket win.

South African Chase Young (pictured), who lives and works in Whitehaven, was the architect of the win with a superb century leading the run chase in cavalier fashion so that the hosts chased down their target of 198 in just 40 overs.

Batting at five he finished on100 not out, an innings which included eight sixes and six fours. He shared in an unbroken stand with the club's new pro Terence Warde who was unbeaten on 71.

Earlier Carlisle had made 197-9 with Mike Slack (54), James Dawson (27) and Tom Benn (25) the main contributors.

Stephen Holliday took 4-25 and Warde had 3-29 for Whitehaven. 

It was a highly promising debut for Warde who is from the Leeward Islands. His unbroken, match-winning stand with Young was worth 164 off just 29 overs.  

Millom’s re-emergence as a force in the Cumbria Cricket League continued this afternoon as they notched a thrilling home win over Keswick.

WithoutIn a tense finale Keswick just failed to overhaul their hosts and slipped to defeat by five runs.

Professional Primosh Perara (55no) and opener Michael Wilson (48) were the mainstays in a total of 196-7 which was boosted by 30 extras. Keswick pro Geeth Kumara took 3-26.

Keswick did well enough in the top order with Kumara (48), Oscar Link (36), Glen Weightman (27) and Will Atkinson (24) getting them away but they rather fell away and finished on 191-8. Graham Dawson took 4-26.

Cockermouth’s misery continued when they were humbled at home by Furness, losing by nine wickets after last week’s shock defeat at Haverigg.

Tom Norman (35), batting at six, saved them from a complete embarrassment as they were bowled out for 100 in 34.4 overs. Peter Lawson took 4-18 and Mark Daly had (3-18).

If there were any faults with the wicket it certainly didn’t show when Furness took their turn in the middle. Openers Lewis Gribbin (44) and Nathan Waterston (49no) set them on their way to 103-1 off 19.2 overs.

Workington got a welcome win at Lindal Moor, and did it comfortably by 145 runs even though they took a side which looked ominously short on bowling.

After winning the toss and batting Workington initially took advantage of some wayward bowling with Callum Moffat making 65 off 58 balls. He was dismissed at 100-4 in 20 overs.

There was also an excellent 63partnership for the ninth wicket from Thomas Fox (37no) and Ryan Clubley (24) and with the help of 50 extras they got to 206-9.

Then Moffat, a former Cumberland wicket-keeper shared the new ball and took 3-15 from four overs as Lindal lost half their side for 31.Brother Kristian then chipped in with 4-14 and the hosts slumped to 61 all out in 28.5 overs. Only Dean Williams held things up with 20. 

After their good win over Cockermouth there was a follow-up success for Haverigg at Wigton where they triumphed by five wickets.

Wigton were bowled out for 80 with John Reed (28) the only batsman in double figures. Extras also contributed 15 as Craig Armstrong took 4-12.

Professional Sachin Jayawardena (35) steadied the Haverigg reply with the help of Dale Graham (23) and they got home in the 28th over. 

In the other game Cleator were runaway winners against Dalton, racing to a nine-wicket victory.

David Blackwell (3-18)and David Rooney (3-37) were largely responsible for Dalton making only 137 in 46.3 overs. Professional  Rangika Pinnala Don (43) offered the only real resistance.

Skipper Tom Sharpe (80no) dominated the Cleator reply with Darren Clark (23no) as they reached 141-1 in only 38 overs.





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