October Sports Round Up

With Robert Haile

Rugby Union

Offload: Egremont attacking the Windermere line in the first home game of the season -photo by Robert Haile

Offload: Egremont attacking the Windermere line in the first home game of the season -photo by Robert Haile

THE 2016/2017 Rugby Union season got under way with a Cumbria Cup match away at Carlisle Crusaders and a 17 – 28 win after an injury stricken opening minutes.

Egremont’s league campaign got off to a difficult start with a trip to promotion tipped Whitehaven.

Last season’s Cumbria 1 runners up looked to put the 48 – 5 defeat behind them as they faced Windermere on Saturday September 17.

After a difficult start with a player send to the sin bin in the opening minutes they did just that.
Running in 8 tries to win 50 – 5.

Up next is an away trip to Carlisle on Saturday 24 then Cockermouth visit Egremont on Saturday October 8.

Rugby League

That’s a try: Matthew Bewsher scores a try after a good Egremont Rangers build-up Photo by Robert Hail

That’s a try: Matthew Bewsher scores a try after a good Egremont Rangers build-up
Photo by Robert Hail

EGREMONT Ranger’s bid for survival was handed a boost as they beat York Acorn 19 – 6 at home to move level on points with Lock Lane and then above them when Lock Lane were hand a 2 point deduction for fielding an ineligible player, though Lock Lane are appealing the decision.

The other Cumbrian teams in action on Saturday September 3 saw Kells beaten by Siddal 46 – 6 and Wath Brow Hornets were beaten – 32 in a close home match with Wigan St. Patrick.

Saturday September 10 round of matches left only two games left, Kells hosted Leigh Miners Rangers and won a close 30 – 28 match.

Rangers travelled to top of the table Siddal and lost 36 – 12 while Wath Brow suffered back to back defeats with a 36 – 6 loss at Rochdale Mayfield.

As the Crab Fair distracted many, Rangers didn’t take their eye of the task at hand with a 28 – 14 home win over Pilkington Recs.

It was Kells who in beating Lock Lane 12 – 15, condemned the hosts to Division One and ensured two more local derbies next season.

Wath Brow boosted their confidence with a 26 -24 win over West Hull heading into the play-off matches.

Cricket

In a season that saw a run to the national village cup quarter finals, Cleator managed to claim third -photos by Robert Haile

In a season that saw a run to the national village cup quarter finals, Cleator managed to claim third -photos by Robert Haile

THE 2016 season finished with very few matches being played in the final weeks.
Egremont 1sts won the Marsden Cup on Sunday August 28 after setting Cockermouth 2nds a target of 226 and then bowling them out for 187.

Saturday August 20 saw all matches abandoned.

Play resumed on Saturday August 27 with Cleator 1st hosting Wigton, Seascale travelled to Carlisle, Egremont 1st were at Hawcoat Park and Cleator 2nd faced a trip to Lindal Moor.

Cleator 1st were bowled out for 154 which Wigton reached with 6 wickets to spare.

Seascale’s trip to Carlisle got off to a good start with Carlisle bowled out for 213 however the home team replied by bowling Seascale out for 112.

Hawcoat Park won the toss and put Egremont into bat and then bowled them out for 64 which Hawcoat then made within 20 overs.

Cleator 2nd’s beat Lindal Moor by 7 wickets after bowling them out for 131.

Saturday September 3 saw all matches abandoned while only a hand full of matches survived on Saturday September 10 with Cleator 1st’s hosting Dalton 1st’s.

Cleator won the toss and elected to bat setting Dalton a target of 189.

The hosts finished their final match off by bowling Dalton out for 129 in 32 overs.

And breathe: In an up-down season Seascale finish 5th

And breathe: In an up-down season Seascale finish 5th

e The Premier Division was won by Workington 1st’s with Cleator finishing third.

The First Division was won by Carlisle 1st’s with Seascale finishing fifth.

The Second Division was won by Vickerstown 1st’s with Egremont 1st’s finishing second and Cleator 2nd’s third.

The Third Division was won by Windscale 1st’s with Egremont 2nd’s finishing fourth.