Monthly Sports Round Up

Robert Haile & Alisa Cowen  give us the latest sports round up

Rugby League
On three: Hornets preparing to launch another attack  - picture by Robert Haile

On three: Hornets preparing to launch another attack- picture by Robert Haile

SATURDAY June 25 will have been marked on both Wath Brow Hornets and Egremont Rangers fans’ calendars as the two met in the fourth West Cumbrian derby of the season.

In a tough match it was the Hornets that came out on top with an 8 – 22 victory.

Kells travelled to Wigan St Patrick and suffered another close defeat, losing 21 – 18.

After a week off the Cumbrian side resumed league fixtures on Saturday, July 2 with Egremont Rangers beating Wigan St Patrick 39 – 12.

Two newly promoted sides met with Kells travelling to Pilkington Recs and recording a close 6 – 8 win.
Wath Brow Hornets kept pace with the leaders with a 30 – 22 victory over Lock Lane. On Wednesday, July 6 the

Hornets played their game in hand against Rochdale Mayfield and in a physical encounter ran out 24 – 10 victors.

Saturday July 9 was a difficult day as Wath Brow Hornets lost 30 – 16 away to Leigh Miners Rangers and Egremont

Rangers lost 46 – 24 also away at Rochdale Mayfield.

Kells provided a 26 – 10 home win against York Acorn.

Rugby League
Breaking through: Hornets attempt to break through Rangers’ lines. Picture by Ailsa Cowen

Breaking through: Hornets attempt to break through Rangers’ lines.
Picture by Ailsa Cowen

HUNDREDS gathered to watch west Cumbrian derby which saw Wath Brow Hornets stroll to victory over Egremont Rangers.

The highly anticipated rugby league derby took place on the Egremont ground of Gilfoot Park on Saturday June 25.

Prior to the match Rangers were in 10th position on the league table and Hornets were in a comfortable second position – so it was going to be a tough one for Rangers from the onset.

Rangers are currently in 10th position on the league table whereas Wath Brow are in a comfortable second place proving the game was going to be tough for Rangers.

Before the derby kicked off a minute silence was held in memory of Egremont born BARLA hero Jackie Reid MBE.

Hornets’ kicked off the game with a flying start as two minutes in winger Conor Molyneaux scored, followed by fullback Cole Walker. Rangers’ hooker Daniel Telford powered through their defence to just sneak over the try line.

Matthew Bewsher took the conversion with ease and after 12 minutes the score was 6-6.

Just before half time Rangers’ second row Peter Bewsher was sin-binned for a dangerous tackle.

Half time score was 8-6 to Hornets.

In spite of their performance in the first half Rangers allowed derby victory to slip through their fingers.

Rangers’ prop Matthew Bewsher was sin-binned only 11 minutes into the second half.

This was the game changer for Hornets and they used Rangers’ numerous penalties to their advantage.

Hornets second row Callum Farrer scored a try, 19 minutes in, with the conversion was taken by Cole Walker-Taylor.

Minutes later Rangers allowed Brow prop Matthew Huby to score a try followed again by Cole Walker Taylor with the conversion.

Rangers suffered yet again by giving away two more penalties which Hornets kicked to make the final score Hornets: 22 and Rangers: 8.

Daniel Telford, of Egremont Rangers and Fran King of Wath Brow Hornets were named man of the match.

tumped: Cleator take Hawk Green wicket on way to quarter final - picture by Robert Haile

tumped: Cleator take Hawk Green wicket on way to quarter final
– picture by Robert Haile

CLEATOR’s run in the Davidstow National Village Cup continued with Edgworth unable to fulfil the Regional Final sending the West Cumbrian side into the national rounds.

Sunday, July 3 was the first round against Stocksfield.

In a low scoring game Cleator set the hosts a target of 178 from their 40 overs, Cleator restricted the hosts to 137 and progressed to the next round.

Cleator then hosted Hawk Green on Sunday, July 10 and book their place in the quarter finals with a nail biting chase of 125.

In the league on Saturday, June 18 Cleator 1st hosted Workington 1st, Seascale 1st travelled to Kirkby in Furness, Egremont 1st travelled to Dalton and Cleator 2nd were hosted by Vickerstown.

Batting first Cleator 1st made 163 off 50 overs before Workington made 166 with five wickets remaining.

Seascale lost the toss and were put in to bat at Kirkby, making 181 off 50 overs.

The hosts never got going with Seascale winning by 51 runs.

Egremont set a theme for their trip to Dalton by winning the toss and then the match after batting first and setting a target of 224, which Dalton fell short of by 19 runs.

A rain affected Saturday, July 25 had Cleator 1st hosting Keswick 1st, Seascale faced Lindal Moor 1st, Egremont 1st hosted Furness 2nd, Cleator 2nd travelled to Hawcoat Park while Egremont 2nd were hosted by Haverigg 2nd.

Seascale won the toss and batted first with Lindal Moor bowling them out for 168 and then only taking 25 overs to reach the target.

Egremont 1st batted first and set Furness a target of 170 before rain reduced the target twice to 97, Furness fell 4 runs short.

Hawcoat Park put Cleator 2nd into bat and bowled them out for 66 in a short match as the host took 11 overs to wrap up victory.

Haverigg 2nd put Egremont 2nd into bat and constricted them 119, however Egremont reduced Haverigg to 61 all out.

Saturday, July 2 had more rain affected matches.

Whitehaven 1st hosted Cleator 1st and were bowled out for 109 before rain meant a revised target which Cleator made to win.

The home team took full advantage to set a target of 201, which rain reduced to 183 off 44 overs this was still took much for Seascale who only made 114.

In the Cleator 2nd Egremont 1st derby Egremont batted first and an impressive 161 not out from Stephen Holliday set them on their way to 164 run victory after bowling Cleator out for 68.

The Egremont 2nd team also recorded a 36 run win over visitors Whitehaven after rain had set a new target of 132 instead of 158.

Saturday, July 9 had Cleator 1st travelling to Wigton, where they recorded a 5 wicket victory.

Seascale hosted Carlisle in a rain affected match that the visitors won 46 runs.

Egremont 1st hosted Hawcoat Park and secured a 2 run victory by bowling the visitors out while Egremont 2nd match at Ulverston was abandoned.