Monthly Sports Round up

ROBERT HAILE gives us the latest sports round-up

Rugby League

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Almost through: Egremont Rangers probed the West Hull line to little success Pictutre by Robert Haile

WATH Brow Hornets hosted top of the table Siddal on Saturday July 23 and after dominating the first half went down to a 16 – 22 defeat.

Facing the first of three games in seven days Kells travelled to West Hull where they suffered an 18 – 12 defeat.

Wednesday July 27 and game two had Kells travelling to Rochdale Mayfield and another away defeat by 36 – 14.

Saturday July 30 had the penultimate West Cumbrian Derby as Kells beat Egremont Rangers 26 – 12, while Wath Brow Hornets beat Hull Dockers 32 – 18 to keep the pressure on the teams above them.

It wasn’t a good Saturday, August 6 for the Cumbrian sides as Egremont lost 22 – 40 at home to West Hull, while Wath Brow Hornets were beaten 34 – 12 at Pilkington Recs and Kells were comprehensively beat 58 – 12 at Hull Dockers.

Saturday August 13 had the last games to be played before a two week break and Egremont Rangers head into it with a 6 – 13 victory away to Lock Lane, to pull themselves closer to moving out of the relegation zone.

Wath Brow Hornets kept pace with Siddal and Leigh Miners Rangers as they beat home team York Acorn 18 – 40.

Kells were the only home team and were involved in a high scoring match with Rochdale Mayfield as they were narrowly beaten 24 – 28.

Cricket

Cleator’s dream of Lords ended

A good hit: Egremont player sweeps past Cleator’s wicket keeper. Pictutre by Robert Haile

A good hit: Egremont player sweeps past Cleator’s wicket keeper.
Pictutre by Robert Haile

on Sunday, July 24 in the quarter finals, as Yorkshire side Sessay progressed.

The home side set the West Cumbrians a target of 199, but bowled them out for 159.

Saturday July 16 was not a good day to be away as Lindal Moor beat Egremont 1sts, Cockermouth beat Cleator 2nds and Ulverston beat Seascale.

Only Cleator 1st won at home to Cockermouth.

Saturday July 23 provided some close games, with Egremont 2nds losing by 2 runs at Millom, Cleator 2nds beat Dalton 2nds by 2 runs and Cleator 1sts beating Dalton 1sts by 3 runs.

There were also home wins for Seascale against Millom and Egremont 1sts against Cockermouth.

Saturday July 30 provided plenty of entertainment with a close win for Egremont 2nds over Vickerstown 2nds, as the 1st teams reversed this with Vickerstown beating Egremont, Cleator 1st and 2nds both suffered narrow defeats to

Furness and Seascale beat Workington.

Saturday August 6 proved a difficult day to bat on, as only Seascale made it into the hundreds as they beat Kirkby in Furness.

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Steady on: A wild throw well collected by Cleator.

It was a mixed set of results for the others, as Windscales beat Egremont 2nds, Cleator 2nds lost to Vickerstown in a rain affected game, Egremont 1sts beat Dalton and Workington beat Cleator 1sts.

Saturday August 13 matches featured the Egremont 1sts – Cleator 2nds derby in which the visitors ran out victors by 10 wickets, while the Egremont 2nds were beaten at Vickerstown 2nds.

Cleator’s 1sts faced Whitehaven 1sts and the home team were winners by 125 runs.

Seascale’s home match against Haverigg produced plenty of runs, with both sides making 200 plus runs, but it was Seascale that fell short.

Squash

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Ready for a grand night: Cameron and Daryl at Windscale for the evening of squash -picture by Robert Haile

A FANTASTIC evening of squash was enjoyed when Englishman Daryl Selby (world ranked 20) and Australian Cameron Pilley (wr 14) came to Windscale for an evening of squash entertainment.

Hannah Crichton was the organiser and, with her experience of assisting in various events management from The Great North Run, The Manchester Great City Games, The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, this was another chance to further her experience in Sport management, and a fantastic job she made of it, with both Daryl and Cameron complimenting her and Windscale on their professionalism.

Daryl and Cameron warmed themselves and the crowd up by giving six players the opportunity to take them on in a one-game shoot-out to 11 points. With word having spread throughout the county of their appearance, there were two challengers from other clubs as well as four of Windscale’s finest.

Daryl played Joseph Broadley (Carlisle), Dominic Corlett and Brandon Groggins (both Windscale), while Cameron played Thomas Bragg and Sam Nichol (both Windscale) as well as James Worsick (Carlisle).

For the record, Daryl and Cameron were undefeated in each of their ‘warm-ups’, but appreciated the effort the juniors put in against them.

In the exhibition match, it was Cameron who took the first game 11/8 and Daryl won an equally tight second game 11/9 to level the match. The third game was won on a tie-breaker by Cameron 12/10, and despite his best efforts in the fourth game Daryl lost that also on the tie-breaker 12/10 to lose the match. Cameron was the victor by 3 games to 1.