Cumbria have been set 261 to beat Berkshire and win the NCCA Trophy at Wormsley.
The final looked to be going Berkshire’s way at the halfway stage of their innings and a total of 300 plus seemed to be a possible target for Gary Pratt’s men.
In the end, they did well to pull them back to 260-8 in the 50 overs and gives them a chance of pipping the Trophy holders who have dominated the competition in recent years.
Keswick captain James McGown made the initial breakthrough when he had Tom Scriven caught by Michael Slack for just seven.
But from 24-1 Savin Perera and Toby Albert threatened to take the game away from Cumbria.
They put on 132 for the second wicket in the next 30 overs before Paul Hindmarch had Perera trapped leg before for 84, which included 12 fours.
McGown struck again when he had Albert caught by Sam Dutton for 76 but at 200-3 the impetus was still with Berkshire.
Against aside who bat deep, Cumbria did well to limit the opposition to 60 more runs off the last ten overs, claiming five more wickets in the process.
McGown was the most successful bowler, taking 4-50 from his ten overs while Hindmarch had 2-48, Sam Sharp (1-31) and Slack (1-36).