Netherfield and Kendal battled out a draw in a pulsating Bank Holiday Monday Derby game at Parkside Road.
The Field who collected the most points from the afternoon, posted a dominant first innings total of 239-6, after Brad Earl and Tom Bruce both reached 58. John Huck also contributed with 51 off 78 balls.
Kendal captain Chris Miller though bowled well as he closed with first innings figures of 4-88. In reply Kendal closed on 188-7, Saad Ali with a top score of 76, while the rear guard of Shane Hyland and Ethan Ellwood saw the game out as Kendal went away with two points.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Netherfield made a slow start after James Park-Johnson was caught behind by Hyland off the bowling of Toby Tyson. Kendal had the better of the early exchanges and when Miller caught and bowled his counterpart Ben Barrow for 16, Netherfield were under pressure on 41-2.
However both Earl and Bruce pushed the score on as Netherfield surged ahead to 113. Kendal broke through when Earl was stumped by Hyland to become Miller's second scalp.
Netherfield recovered and raced ahead to 171 thanks to Bruce and Huck, but Kendal broke the key partnership after Bruce picked out Ali in the field.
The hosts from that point pushed the score on to 222, with both Huck and Daniel Ingham at the crease, but Kendal again got back into the game after Huck played to Ali as Miller completed his haul. Dylan Hoyle was the last wicket to fall as he was trapped LBW by Tom Bailey as Netherfield closed on 239-6.
In reply Kendal made a good start as openers Ali and Paul Dodds put on a first-wicket stand of 34. Netherfield had further problems after Mark Clarkson could only bowl 2.5 overs after he picked up an injury.
With a major hole in the attack, Netherfield captain Barrow brought on Lewis Richardson in a decision that paid dividends after the former Kendal player claimed two quick wickets. First he struck Paul Dodds' pads before he bowled Ben Phillips – on his first return to Parkside Road following his controversial switch to Kendal – for a duck, as Kendal were suddenly under pressure on 34-2.
Richardson almost claimed a hattrick only to see his effort blocked by Darren Braithwaite. Both Ali and Braithwaite guided the score onto 73, before Joe Portman bowled Braithwaite for 12.
Kendal continued to battle, after young Joseph Dodds scored a useful knock of 18 off 30 balls as he and Ali guided Kendal onto 111.
There was further woe for Netherfield after Portman also picked up an injury, with Hoyle brought into the attack, another decision that worked as Dodds was soon given LBW.
Netherfield had a chance of victory after both Bailey and Nightingale were bowled by Park-Johnson as Kendal were in trouble on 147-6.
The Field continued to press after Ali was caught and bowled by Bruce for 76. However Hyland and Ethan Ellwood batted well as both saw the game out, with Hyland undefeated on 18 off 47 balls as Kendal closed on 188-7.
Netherfield claimed 10 points while Kendal claimed 2.