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The race for the The Furness Building Society (Incorporating 3D Sports) Northern Premier Cricket League title continues to be a three way battle as Barrow, Fleetwood and Kendal all picked up massive wins, as the season gets nearer to its conclusion.

Barrow remain top of Divison One after a three wicket win at Netherfield, the hosts winning the toss and opting to bat posting 199 for nine.

Netherfield started brightly with both Chris Parry and Ben Haddrick in good touch as they reached 47, before losing Ben Haddrick for 26 off 51, as he fell to a Robin Adams catch off the bowling of Daryl Wearing.

The loss of Haddrick was a blow to Netherfield as he looked in good touch. Chris Parry then followed for 23 as Daryl Wearing claimed his 2nd wicket of the afternoon.

Netherfield made life hard for the league leaders as a third wicket partnership of 60 in 14.2 overs between John Mason and Marc Brown continued to frustrate!.

Barrow breaking the partnership as Marc Brown fell to a Ryan Brown catch off the bowling of Liam Livingstone for 24.

John Mason who top scored with 61 off 68 was then run out, before Sub professional Mitchell Claydon fell for 18 when he was stumped by Chris D'leny off the bowling of Gary Collins.

Barrow started to take some control, as they removed Chris Williams, John Huck, Robbie Lambert and Marc Hadwin, as Daryl Wearing ended up with figures of 4-60, with Netherfield making 199 for nine.

In reply Barrow were struggling on 86-3, with Sub Professional Pieter Malan posting 41 off 74 balls.

However Liam Livingstone's 48 got the visitors back on track, whilst Ryan Browns unbeaten 65 off 95 balls guided Barrow home in 47 overs as they reached 200 for six.

This was a huge victory for Barrow, as they have a free week next weekend, before closing their season with a home game against Morecambe.

Fleetwood remain 2nd after a 45 run victory at St Annes, the visitors put in as they made in 211 for seven. Adam Parker with 75 and Mike Clinning with 62.

Dinuka Hettiarachchi took 5-79.

The reply was all about the bowling of Sam Bell as he picked up 9 wickets for 50 runs.

Bells outstanding performance was too much for the hosts as they were all out for 166 in 48 overs. Atiq Uz Zaman making the main impression with a top score of 57.

Kendal remain third after a 73 run victory at Chorley. A fantastic result for Chris Millers team who were struggling at one stage on nine for three in the first innings.

However the batting of Sub Professional Mike Smith saved the day as he hit a top score of 66 off 121 balls, leading to a recovery with Kendal closing on 144 for eight.

In reply Chorley were all out for 71, Jack White with 4-28 and Chris Miller with 3-13.

Nick Lewthwaite (2-1) and Stu Parkin (1-21) accounted for the rest of the wickets.

Leyland won by 152 runs against Lancaster at Fox Lane, the hosts declaring in the 46th over on 198 for eight. Daniel Lamb top scoring with 67 off 80 balls and Karl Cross with 52 off 89 balls.

Lancasters Liam Moffat finished with 5-58.