KENDAL Cricket Club may not have got the result they wanted if the weekend's defeat to Blackpool, but the colourful displays at Shap Road proved to be a winner for one charity.

More than £500 was raised for Muscular Dystrophy UK as the team's kit and even the wickets were swapped for orange alternatives.

It was organised by Craig Dixon, whose 11-year-old daughter Ella was diagnosed as a manifesting carrier of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2010. The condition severely weakens muscles, and affects approximately 2,500 people in the UK.

Since Ella's diagnosis, the family launched Team Ella to raise as much money as possible to help find a cure for the condition, and so far have donated more than £40,000 for the charity.

After teaming up with club captain Chris Miller, the change of equipment as well as a raffle, BBQ, and other games brought a total of £550 to add to the fund.