How it rides this recession, however, is another matter.
Workington’s growth mirrors that of its neighbour, Whitehaven, eight miles down the coast.
They failed by only three runs at Lowmoor Road in a dramatic run chase.
Without the Moffat brothers, Workington were lighter in the batting than normal, which is why Wigton invited them to bat.
Nico Watt (38) and Michael Slack (50) gave Wigton a great start, ahead of the clock with 90 in 23 overs.The visitors served a warning they had woken up when Williams’ free-kick flashed across the face of goal.