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White-wash for Kendal as they stroll to victory over Chorley
JACK White’s sparkling bowling performance triggered Kendal to a straightforward 12-point success over Chorley on Saturday.
White returned 8-15 as he tore into the lacklustre Lancastrians to dismiss them for 55.
In reply Kendal lost three wickets on what looked like a bowler-friendly pitch, but they showed no signs of panic to thwart Chorley’s decent bowling performance with ease and have the game finished by 4.15pm.
“I’m just really pleased with my performance today,” said White.
“I feel like I’ve been bowling well lately and not getting the luck but it changed today so it feels good.”
White’s day got off to the perfect start when he dismissed Adam Peacock with the fourth ball of the innings, pro Jamie How with a great catch at slip to leave the visitors on 0-1.
Chorley were struggling to score runs and in the seventh over White claimed wicket number two when Chris Miller caught Jack Bentham (0) at square leg.
Captain Miller chipped in with a couple of wickets, including getting pro Gaurav Dhar out for a duck, before White almost had a hattrick.
In the 17th over he first trapped Will Moulton LBW for seven, and did the same thing to Stuart Naden to get him out for a golden duck. But he was denied the hattrick with a good defensive shot by number eight Alex Weetman, Chorley finding themselves 27-6.
Captain Andrew Holdsworth scored 20 runs at number 10 to make the score slightly more respectable, but Chorley were all out for 55 by the 29th over.
Miller surprisingly chose to open the batting with Graham Baker, and the captain was dismissed in the first over LBW by Kieran McCullough.
Second team captain Paul Dodds came in at three and struck 10 runs in the third over to put Kendal in a commanding position.
He was caught by Iain Critchley off Billy Smith for 26, and the impressive Moulton bowled Terry Hunte for five.
But they were the only wickets Chorley could muster, Graham Baker (19) scoring a boundary to finish the game and earn Kendal a seven-wicket success which moves them up to fifth in the table.
Kendal’s tie against Millom in the Lancashire Cup on Sunday was called off, with Millom conceding the game late on Saturday night, so Kendal progress to the next round.