Kendal march continues with excellent double success at the weekend

First published in Cricket The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

KENDAL produced a superb couple of performances to move up to third in the Northern Premier League.

They picked up a massive victory over Leyland, who Kendal leapfrogged above, and had to settle for a winning draw against Lancashire Colts to gain 23 points over the weekend.

Kendal won the toss and batted first at the Stanning Memorial Ground, but proceedings didn’t get off to the best start as opener Paul Dodds was out for eight in the fifth over with Graham Baker soon following for six.

Terry Hunte came in at number three with New Zealand Test pro Jamie How at four, and the pair put on a superb partnership of 177 over 36 overs to put Kendal firmly in the driving seat.

How scored 70 before he was caught by Dale Jones off James Rounding, while Hunte was frustratingly run out for 98 by Leyland’s Luis Reece to leave Kendal 196-4.

Kendal added another 28 runs for the loss of four wickets to post a total of 224-8.

Jack White’s bowling has been a revelation at times this year and the youngster produced another marvellous display as Kendal bowled Leyland all out for 102.

White was 7-44 as he got out batting numbers three to nine for Kendal, with Stu Parkin claiming the opening batsmen.

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Dale Jones top-scored for Leyland with 33 at number 10 but Kendal picked up 15 points with a 122-run success.

How was in top form again on Sunday against the Lancashire Colts as he hit 107 not out off 106 balls, including three fours and a colossal eight sixes.

Graham Baker and Hunte supported How with 20 runs apiece as Kendal scored 179-6 off their 45 overs, with the rain reducing the game by five overs a side.

Rain reduced the Colts’ innings by another five overs and they were never going to reach Kendal’s total.

Chris Miller put in a captain’s performance as he produced 3-28, but there was not enough time for Kendal to claim another maximum and instead they secured a winning draw.

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