Westgate bowlers show class as Arnside order is dismantled

Westgate's first team were involved in two games over the weekend.

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018, 10:04 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd May 2018, 11:06 am
Westgate captain Andy Hill in action. Picture: Tony North.

On Saturday, they made it two wins from three league games with a 19-run victory over Arnside in what was a low scoring game at Cross Hill Park.

Captain Andy Hill won the toss and elected to bat but Westgate posted a score of just 82 all out.

Only Danny Wilkinson (34) and Craig Buchanan (14) reached double figures, and the pair put on 32 runs together to take the innings from 19-5 to 51-6.

Adam Cowperthwaite was the man of the moment for Arnside, taking excellent figures of 5-18 from 20 overs, including 12 maidens.

Arnside struggled to a score of 63 all out.

Six players didn’t score, and only James Crawford (24) and Adrian Lee (10) made double figures.

Westgate’s Peter Wilson (4-22), Dylan Conroy (3-22) and Danny Wilkinson (3-8) were in the wickets.

On Sunday, they faced Warton away from home in the second round of the Hackney and Leigh Trophy and suffered a heavy eight-wicket defeat.

Westgate won the toss and elected to bat.

They posted a score of 141-7 from the allotted 35 overs, with Craig Buchanan retiring not out on 51.

In-form Danny Wilkinson (35) and Garry Tattersall (10) were the only other players to reach double figures for the visitors.

Warton reached the target in 30.3 overs, and only lost two wickets.

Opener Gareth Finney top scored with 50 not out, and had to retire in accordance with the rules.

J.Bolton was also 35 not out for the hosts.

Meanwhile, Westgate’s second team suffered their first defeat of the season, and it was a heavy 134-run loss to promotion contenders Sedgwick.

Sedgwick won the toss and decided to bat first, posting a remarkable 221-6 from 45 overs.

Number seven batsman Chris Evans top scored with an impressive 80 not out from just 59 balls in an innings that included 12 fours and two sixes.

Abdul Rehman was Westgate’s top wicket-taker with figures of 3-55.

Westgate made just 87 in response, with Abdul Rehman (29no) and Dakshina De Silva (26) the only players to make double figures.

Jack Kilshaw was the standout bowler for the hosts with outstanding figures of 7-33.

This week, Westgate’s first team face Shireshead at home in the second of the T20 games on Friday (6pm start) before they travel to Ambleside in the league on Saturday.

The second team face another tough game as they face Penrith seconds at home on Saturday before taking on Trimpell on the Bank Holiday Monday at Cross Hill Park.