Furness Building Society Northern Premier Cricket League leaders Barrow were breathing a sigh of relief after their prized four wicket win at Kendal landed them a much needed 12 points.
Barrow got off to a great start as they dismissed the top three Kendal batsmen to leave the hosts on 26 for three then the momentum started to swing in Kendals favour as Terry Hunte and Jack White batted beautifully pushing Stu Parkins team past 100.
Barrow finally broke the partnership when Jack White on 30 off 55 balls was out, Sam Dutton taking a straight forward catch off Jonathan Wells to give Jonathan his third wicket while Patrick Allington was brought into the bowling attack and took the prize wicket of Terry Hunte bowling him for 73.
The wickets then tumbled for Kendal as Allington went on to return figures of 5-23 ably supported by Jonathan Wells 3-37 as Kendal were dismissed for 163 in 49.2 overs
In reply Barrow raced to 20 before Sam Dutton fell to Adam Cowperthwaite with Ryan Nelson taking the catch but the early loss of the wicket did not phase the leaders as they pushed on to 98 when Jonathan Wells fell for 36.
They held their nerve reaching 164 for six in 44.4 overs, Ryan Brown setting the platform with 53 off 101 balls before Greg Reynolds 28 off 39 balls and the unbeaten 12 off 15 by Rhys Studt saw the leaders home.
Leyland kept up the pressure at the top after a close two wicket win against Lancaster.
Professional Jannisar Kahn top scoring with 61 off 94 balls for Lancaster, Keiran Moffat making 50 off 89, and Ben Simm unbeaten on 32 off 21 balls. Andrew Makinson 5-28 being Leyland's top bowler as Lancaster finished with 170 for nine.
In reply Chris Parkinson's 61 off 103 set up the win with an unbeaten 20 off 27 balls by Jake Peake seeing Leyland home in 49.3 overs reaching 174 for eight, Liam Moffat taking 5-61.
Fleetwood defeated Preston by a resounding 162 runs at Broadwater after Mike Clinning hit 81 off 106 balls and Adam Parker 69 off 93 balls to enable the champions to declare on 231 for four in the 47th over
In reply Preston were all out for 69 in 30.2 over's, Sam Bell taking 4-27. Preston were one player light with Moshin Modhi absent due to illness
Blackpool came away from St Annes with a winning draw, the visitors closing on 223 for six off 50 over's, Craig Brown with 77 and Richard Gleeson with an unbeaten 34. Stephen Twist 35 and Andy Furniss 29 kept the scorebaord ticking over
In reply Nathan Armstrong with 60 Andy Kellett 34 not out with Sajid Nalbandh 29 saw St Annes to 185 for eight at the close, Richard Gleeson taking 3-66 for the visitors.
Netherfield eased to an eight wicket win at Darwen. Darwen were restricted to 145 for nine, Alan Kruger with 47 and Jordan Clarke with 39. Shane Dixon took 3-47 for the visitors
In reply Netherfield knocked the runs off in 28.2 overs as they reached 147 for two, Marc Brown top scoring with 44 and Ben Barrow making 42. Colin Ackermann's unbeaten 30 and John Hucks unbeaten 23 seeing the visitors home.
Chorley bounced back from their 10 wicket defeat to Kendal with an impressive nine wicket win at Morecambe who collapsed to 78 all out in 36.3 overs, Gaurav Dhar taking 4-5, Will Moulton 3-20 and Billy Smith taking 3-14.
Chorley needed only 20 overs to reach their wiinning total of 82 for one, Andrew Griffiths striking an unbeaten 49 off 56 balls.