KENDAL were hit by their first defeat in the league this season after a run in with St Annes ended with a 98-point loss.

It was a disappointing afternoon for Chris Millers team but they vow to return to their winning ways soon.

The Auld Greys, who played Tom Aspinwall, also gave a debut to Max Winskill who opened the batting while Darren Nightingale played his first game of the season returning into the fold after playing football for Kendal Town.

Kendal who won the toss and elected to field got off to a bad start where Tom Higson and Luke Jardine posted a first wicket stand of 50.

Kendal began to seize some control when Chris Miller trapped Tom Higson LBW for 26, before Jonathan Rongsen ran out Luke Jardine.

The Auld Greys gained further momentum while St Annes toiled on 91-5 where Matthew Park claimed the wickets of Yohan Da Silva, Lukman Vahaluwala and Nathan Bolus.

Jonathan Rongsen picked up the wicket of Alex Bradley who was caught behind by Sam Fletcher, however St Annes battled back where Nathan Bend batting at number 8 posted an undefeated knock of 63 off 44 balls while Andy Drakes undefeated 37 off 60 saw the hosts close on 207-6 off 50.

Kendal struggled in their reply and lost early wickets where Mitch Bolus bowled Darren Nightingale before he claimed the wicket of Harry Lee who was caught by Andy Drake.

Max Winskill who opened the batting was run out for 5, before Tom Aspinwall and Jonathan Rongsen began to rebuild the Kendal innings.

St Annes turned the game in their favour after Thomas Bradley bowled Tom Aspinwall before he saw off Oliver Tyson who was caught by James Bradley.

Jonathan Rongsen who top scored with 43 saw his fine innings come to an end after he fell to Thomas Bradley with the Indian Professional seeing his powerful shot caught by Yohan De Silva.

The hosts ripped through the tail where Tom Higson saw off both Sam Fletcher and Chris Miller, with Miller stumped by James Bradley.

Lukman Vahluwala trapped Joseph Dodds LBW before Higson bowled Matthew Park while Kendal were bowled out for 109 off 30.5 overs.

On Sunday Kendal lost by 43 runs at Fulwood and Broughton in the Twenty-20. Kendal had restricted Fulwood and Broughton to a chaseable score as the hosts closed on 93-8, while Matthew Park, Jonathan Rongsen and Harry Lee claimed two wickets apiece.

Kendal collapsed in their reply after they were bowled out for just 50 in 14.4 overs, where Joe Fenton did the damage returning figures of 3-10.

Kendal travel to play Chorley on Saturday before hosting two twenty-20s at Shap Road on Sunday as they welcome both Vernon Carus and Blackpool. The T20s will get underway at 11.30 all are welcome.