KENDAL picked up their first win in the Twenty-20 group competitions after they defeated Fulwood & Broughton by 2 runs at Shap Road.

The Auld Greys had posted a competitive total of 159-6 off 20 overs with Chris Miller scoring 55 off 38 balls.

CRICKET: Chris Miller batting (Report and pictures from Richard Edmondson)

CRICKET: Chris Miller batting (Report and pictures from Richard Edmondson)

And the visitors almost pulled off a remarkable second innings comeback, after Joe Fentons undefeated late rally of 27 off 20 balls made it a nervous last over for Chris Miller and his team.

However, Kendal held their nerve to secure the win which saw them break their recent bad run of form.

Kendal who won the toss and elected to bat made a bad start when Lewis Wellings bowled Darren Nightingale. Chris Miller and Harry Lee began to seize control after both pushed the score along onto 72, before Lee who posted 17 off 23 balls was bowled by Jon Fenton.

Miller went onto reach his 50 before departing for 55 after he picked out Ewan Mansford off the bowling of Fenton while Oliver Killiner was run out, with Kendal under some pressure on 109-4.

Chalana Da Silva scored 25 off 18 before he eventually fell to Ewan Mansford, before an impressive undefeated 23 off 26 by Kuldeep Singh along with the support of Toby Tysons 13 off 14 saw Kendal edge closer to a good total.

MATCH: Darren Nightingale (Report and pictures from Richard Edmondson)

MATCH: Darren Nightingale (Report and pictures from Richard Edmondson)

Tyson departed on the last ball of the first innings after he was caught by Fenton off the bowling of Mansford with Kendal closing on 159-6.

Kendal made the early breakthrough during the early exchanges of the second innings after Toby Tyson trapped Ben Rosbottom LBW for 3.

Matthew Smith and Ben Parkinson battled for the visitors after they edged the score onto 53, however Kendal had bowled well making runs hard to find.

And a bowling change which saw Darren Nightingale come into the attack paid divide ends when he saw off Smith who was caught by Oliver Yarker.

Kendal went onto control with Harry Lee bowling Ben Parkinson, before Chalana Da Silva trapped Sam Berry LBW, while Fulwood and Broughton toiled on 62-5.

SPORT: Chris Miller

SPORT: Chris Miller

The Auld Greys continued to rip through the visitors when Kuldeep Singh bowled Lewis Wellings before Nightingale saw off Fulwood and Broughton Professional Abhay Negi who picked out Harry Lee.

And when both Toby Tyson and Kuldeep Singh picked up the respective wickets of Dominic Jackson and Ewan Mansford Kendal were on course for a comfortable win.

However, a late fight back by Jon Fenton during the last over saw Kendal under pressure after he hit consecutive fours and sixes during the last over, and while Da Silva ran out Brooks, the game went down to the wire.

In the end Da Silva bowled one dot ball during that last over and while Fenton hit a six off the last ball, Kendal held onto secure the win, as the visitors finished on 157-9.

Netherfield meanwhile qualified for Twenty-20 finals day after they won by 51 runs at Garstang. Ben Barrows 68 and Shrikant Mundhes 51 saw Netherfield close on 160-9 off 20 overs before 3 wickets by Lewis Richardson and two apiece from Isaac Medhurst and Reece Irving saw Garstang bowled out for 109 off 17.1 overs.