Round-up: Westmorland Cricket League

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Andrew Ideson’s 75 helped Heysham to victory over Windermere in Division One of the Westmorland League on Saturday.

Ideson’s knock helped Heysham post a formidable 236 before Windermere were bowled out for 91, Graham Cassidy taking five for 33.

League leaders Arnside were also 15-point winners against Silverdale, posting a challenging 196 batting first.

Silverdale were then dismissed 65 runs short, Brockbank helping his side to victory with five for 29.

Bolton-le-Sands posted 176 for 8 against Trimpell, M Clarkson scoring 50.

And he completed an excellent all-round performance taking five for 37 with the ball as Trimpell were all out for 111, A Dyson also picking up five for 46. Second in the table Shireshead kept up the pressure at the top with a convincing victory against Bare.

Paul Yates’ 80 not out and Peter Wilson’s 66 helped them post 214 for 3.

And basement side Bare never looked like chasing it down, being bowled out for just 91, Gareth Jennings taking six for 31.

Third and fourth placed teams Milnthorpe and Burneside played out a pulsating game on Saturday.

The latter made 188 batting first and had R Shepherd’s 102 to thank, along with a half century from D Batty.

But Milnthorpe scraped home with nine wickets down to take 12 points, Phil Bovis making a crucial 70.

Westgate returned to form with an impressive display in victory over Warton.

Captain Andy Hill scored 73 as the hosts posted a par score of 171 for 5 batting first.

Warton’s reply stuttered to 50-5 and they never recovered. But they did hang on for a point to Westgate’s 10, finishing on 115 for 9.

In division two, the bottom two sides, Westgate and Warton seconds did battle.

The former could only muster 130 all out batting first, S Patel taking five for 60.

And Warton knocked off the runs for the loss of just two wickets, Patel following up his five-wicket haul with 52 with the bat, S Lee also making 53 as Warton finished on 131 for 2.

In division four, top of the table Carnforth posted an impressive 237 for 6 against Kirkby-in-Furness, B Hoyle making an unbeaten 109.

Kirkby were then bowled out for 161 despite D Tyson’s best efforts as he made 62.