Westmorland League round-up: Arnside retain lead at top

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Arnside maintained their position at the top of Westmorland League Division One with a 15-point win over Bolton-le-Sands.

Batting first the league leaders posted 125 with M Clarkson taking five for 36.

But the hosts’ bowling efforts were in vain as Arnside picked up another win on their march towards the title, bowling Sands out for 91.

Second-placed Milnthorpe kept up the pressure with a dominant win over Warton.

The visitors were bowled out for just 41, B Baldwin taking five for 28 before the Cumbrians knocked off the runs for the loss of just four wickets to pick up 12 points.

Third in the table Shireshead are just five points back in third after a 94-run win over mid-table Windermere.

The hosts posted 180-9 before Windermere were bowled out for just 86.

Heysham and Burneside are on the same points in fourth and fifth after the latter picked up a one-wicket win in a tight contest between the two sides.

Visitors Heysham were bowled out for 110, C Dixon taking five for 33, before the hosts reached 111 to win for the loss of nine wickets.

Second-bottom Trimpell picked up 15 points with a three-run win over reigning champions Westgate.

The hosts posted 146-6 before dismissing Westgate for 143, R Cope taking five for 21.

Struggling Silverdale were 10-wicket winners over bottom side Bare.

Bare were dismissed for just 97, P Moffat taking six for 20, before S Letcher’s 55 not out helped Silverdale knock off the runs without losing a wicket.

Carnforth picked up another dominant win, this time over Cartmel.

That victory moved them 53 points clear at the top of division four.