Sedbegh hit for six by Russell

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Carnforth made the journey to the Yorkshire Dales to play Sedbergh and with the weather forecast not looking great they were eager to win the toss and put the hosts into bat.

Captain Lee Potter lost the toss but Sedbergh decided to bat so Carnforth could still gain maximum points with a win.

First to take a wicket was Gareth Denwood, bowling S Cayley (3) and Mark Bradley then bowled J Cann (10).

L Cragg soon came and went, bowled by Denwood before Bradley struck in his fifth over having opening batsmen R Oughton (18) trapped in front of his stumps.

Alex Benson struck in his third over having Cragg (3) caught by Bradley, then two balls later he trapped M Holyland (46) infront of his stumps with his quicker ball and it was the vital wicket Carnforth were looking for as he was looking very dangerous and in his next over he had J Thornton (2) stumped by Peter Gladstone.

Bradley Hoyle was brought on to replace Mark Bradley and in his second over he had A Hindson (7) caught by Ryan Kitchen.

With P Metcalfe (24 no) still looking to score runs Carnforth knew they need to take wickets at the other end and in his fourth over Hoyle had S Troughton caught by Ryan Kitchen and then D Cressey (0) caught and bowled two balls later.

Sedbergh were all out for 127 with A Benson finishing with figures of 11-1-31-3 and Mark Bradley 12-2-35-2 both supported by Gareth Denwood 9-1-41-2 and Bradley Hoyle 4-0-4-3.

Carnforth started their reply badly as Jordan Relph (0) was trapped in front of his stumps with just the fifth ball of Carnforth`s reply with the score just one run.

Neil Dugdale (64 no) was first to his fifty in just 30 balls and soon after Hoyle brought his fifty up with a glorious straight drive.

With just seven runs needed for victory Hoyle (51) lost his wicket after he decided to try an ugly looking pull shot and only succeeded in top edging the ball to the wicket keeper.

This brought Glen Russell (12 no) to the wicket and he then hit two sixes in the three balls he faced to take Carnforth to victory by eight wickets in just 17 overs.