Keswick’s stay at the top of the Cumbria League’s Premier Division lasted only a week.
In a low-scoring game at Fitz Park against Workington both teams put in a highly-contrasting performances from their last outings with the visitors finishing on top by 13 runs.
Workington had found redemption after crashing to a five-wicket home defeat to bottom side Dalton but for Keswick it was a crushing blow after a brilliant win at Furness last week.
The Keswick track proved to be a hard wicket to bat on and runs were difficult to come by but seven Workington players got into double figures, although only skipper Matty Lowden (27) got past 20. They ended-up on 126 with James McGown taking 3-36.
Keswick lost regular wickets in reply and mounting pressure caused some injudicious shots.
Getting pro Geeth Kumara first ball was a big bonus while Ruairdh Barker (39) and Glenn Weightman (13) played poor shots when looking set.
The run rate caused further wickets to fall and eventually the hosts were all out for 113 in 47.4 overs. Lowden returned excellent figures of 10-5-12-3 before Dave Pearce took the last twowickets to finish with 2-17.
That surprise defeat allowed Furness to go back on top after they had won by seven wickets at Haverigg.
Home skipper Drew Postlethwaite celebrated his call-up to the Cumbria county team with 50 but the only support came from pro Sachin Jayawardena (43) and 25 extras.
They were bowled out for 154 with Elliot Maxfield coming on as fourth change and taking 3-20 after Garry Thompson had struck earlier with 4-13.
The target was well within the Furness compass as Bradley Chapples (82) and Nathan Waterston (55) saw them through to 155-3 in 34 overs.
Cockermouth had to work hard for their win at Whitehaven to stay firmly in the hunt, as the hosts gave them a very good contest.
Electing to bat first Cockermouth made 220-9 in their 50 overs led by Greg Platten (60), Matthew Sempill (47)and pro Paul Hindmarch (26). The home pro Terence Warde took 4-31.
Warde also figured prominently with the bat, making a top-score 59 with solid support from Jonathan Stewart (47) and Stephen Holliday (41) but they fell short on 210-9 after their 50 overs. Sam Sharp took 4-23.
Carlisle kept it a four-horse race when they had a comprehensive win over Millom at Edenside.
Put in to bat Millom made 168-6 in their 50 overs with pro Primosh Perara (61no) and Graham Dawson (29) their main scorers. Jonathan Davidson (2-21) and Henry Walker (2-50) were the main wicket-takers.
Because of a slight rain delay Carlisle were set a D/L revised target and won the game on 164-1 as pro Michael Slack (83no) and Marc Brown (58no) figured in a big, unbroken stand.
A second successive win has lifted Dalton off the foot of the table. They beat Lindal Moor by eight wickets to leave their opponents bottom.
Lindal were bowled out for 116 with opener Lee Hogg (34) top-scoring as Mark Hollier (3-25) returned the best Lindal bowling figures.
Amari Goodridge (65no) and opener Rob Jones (33no) saw to it that Dalton got to 119-2in 37 overs to clinch maximum points.
In the other game Wigton had a comfortable win at Cleator, who seem to be struggling at the moment. Nico Watt’s 77 was the highlight for the winners.