Westgate see off title-rivals Arnside in thrilling encounter
Westgate picked up a narrow 19-run win over title-rivals Arnside on Saturday at Cross Hill Park.
By Chris Hill
For Arnside Adam Cowperthwaite bowled an accurate spell returning figures of 5-18 as four of the top five Westgate batsmen failed to get off the mark. Lee Illingworth with 3-26 made sure the home side were restricted to 82 a.o. Danny Wilkinson with 34 and Craig Buchanan (14) were the top scorers.
Arnside in their reply had six players who failed to score and this undermined the efforts of Adrian Lee (10) and James Crawford (24) in their attempts to hold back the bowlers as Dylan Conroy (3-22), Peter Wilson (4-22) and Danny Wilkinson (3-8) blasted the visitor's batting line-up with some hostile bowling backed up by some superb catching by Jack Huntington who made ground to take a brilliant catch offered by Crawford which was the decisive moment of the innings as Arnside folded for 63 a.o. giving Westgate 15 points and a return to the top of the League.
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