Whitehaven Condemn Millom To The Drop

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Whitehaven survive for another season
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A winning draw for Whitehaven over Millom condemned the latter to relegation from the North Lancashire and Cumbrian Premier League.

The 16 points Whitehaven gained from the match meant they finished the season on 181 points to Millom's 173. In the game itself, Whitehaven scored 229 for four and Millom 183 for eight.

But for Penrith's resignation from the league, Whitehaven would also have been relegated but they survive for another season.

Having wrapped up the title last week, Furness were denied the chance to take on second-placed Cockermouth due to rain. The abandonment does however, ensure that they become the first team to win the league without losing a match.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Carlisle, Keswick and Workington, who beat Cleator in a game pushed forward to allow Cleator to travel to Lord's where they won the Village Cup Final beating Rockhampton.

Rain badly affected the Division Two programme. Penrith II bowed out with a 125-run over Cleator II (although this game was also played in advance) and the only other game that saw any play was a rain-affected draw between Lanercost and Hawcoat Park.

The remaining matches were all washed out. As Workington II finished the league in second place but cannot promote due to their first team already playing in the top league, Ulverston, who finished 15 points further back in third, will take their place in the Premier Division in 2014.

Penrith II and Lanercost finished in the bottom two places. Haverigg 'A' and Lindal Moor 'A' will join Division One in 2014.

© Cricket World 2013