Westmorland Cricket League: Warton too good for Bolton-le-Sands

Warton Cricket Club 2014.
Warton Cricket Club 2014.

Warton were nine-wicket winners over Bolton-le-Sands in Division One of the Westmorland Cricket League on Saturday.

The hosts restricted Sands to 127-9 before knocking off the runs for the loss of just one wicket.

Graeme Crowther once again bowled with pace and accuracy to take 4-31 from 17 overs as the visitors struggled.

In reply, despite losing Tony Barrow for 12 the returning Dan Dixon 29 not out batted sensibly but it was Ryan Nelson who stole the show with a classy half century finishing on 73 not out as Warton cantered home on 128-1 from only 24 overs to take the 15 points.

Elsewhere, Westgate picked up all 15 points at Windermere, posting 158 before bowling out the home side for just 73.

Silverdale were forced to settle for a losing draw at Burneside, finishing on 118-8 in reply to 140-8 to take three points.

Milnthorpe picked up nine points with a winning draw against Ambleside.

The home side posted 194-4 before restricting Ambleside to 158-8 as they hung on for three points.