FINLAY Richardson starred for Kendal’s second team who defeated both Penrith and Barrow in a double header of Twenty-20 action at Shap Road.

Richardson posted an undefeated knock of 72 as Kendal defeated Penrith by two runs in a dramatic game before going unbeaten again with 29 in the second game as Kendal defeated Barrow by eight wickets.

In the first game Kendal won the toss and elected to bat against a spirited Penrith side, however the Auld Greys made the better start as Joseph Dodds and Tom Aspinwall put on 13 for the first wicket.

Penrith broke through after Dodds was bowled by Bruce Glendinning in the third over, however Richardson and Aspinwall steadied the innings as the youthful pair helped Kendal onto 52.

The visitors claimed their second wicket as Aspinwall was trapped lbw by Glendinning, before Kendal were reduced to 60-3 when Ethan Ellwood picked out Henry Marshall off the bowling of Martyn Crouch.

Penrith continued to take wickets as Alec Carradus was caught and bowled by Jamie Parker before Mike Dugdale was bowled by Glendinning who returned figures of 3-21.

Kendal finished on 117-5, with Richardson's 72 came from just 49 balls.

In Penrith's reply Kendal were on top of the openers as Marcus Hill claimed two wickets to dismiss Ben Crouch and Henry Marshall who was stumped by Richardson.

Kendal had further joy as Glendinning was run out by Aspinwall before Stu Parkin claimed the wicket of Chris Toward as Penrith were reduced to 30-4.

Penrith recovered onto 46, however Parkin saw off Steve Hindson before Dodds dismissed Jamie Parker while Penrith struggled onto 49-6.

Nick Hodgson and Mark Osborne led the recovery for the visitors as Penrith surged back onto 88, before Alec Carradus ran out Hodgson for 22.

Osborne and Crouch put Penrith to within touching distance of an unlikely win before Crouch fell to a good catch by Richardson off the bowling of Caradus.

However Hill bowled tight in the last over as Penrith fell short on 125-8 while Kendal held on to collect two points.

In the second game Kendal defeated Barrow by eight wickets with the visitors being restricted to 76-8. Marcus Hill, Stu Parkin, Joseph Dodds and Alec Carradus all took two wickets each. Guy Heffernen top scored with 29.

In reply Richardson's undefeated 29 off 30 and Joseph Dodds' knock of 24 eased Kendal to victory while Ethan Ellwood finished undefeated on 18 as Kendal closed on 78-2 in just 12.1 overs.