KENDAL Cricket have been hit by their second straight defeat in the league after a five-wicket loss at Chorley.

The Auld Greys bounced back on Sunday after they defeated both Vernon Carus and Blackpool in The T20 double header at Shap Road. Kendal keen to bounce back from their defeat at St Anne’s, struggled with the bat against Chorley where they were bowled out for just 65 after both Will Moulton and Sam Steeple did the damage taking four wickets apiece.

Chris Millers team showed great character during the second innings as they applied a lot of pressure onto the hosts.

Alfie Dobson’s undefeated knock of 14 and Roshen Silva’s 13 proved to be enough for the home team who knocked the runs off in 38.5 overs closing on 66-5.

Kendal who won the toss and elected to bat slumped onto 32-2 where Joseph Dodd’s was run out by Sam Steeple before Harry Lee picked out Roshen Silva off the bowling of Edwin Moulton. Darren Nightingale offered some resistance scoring 23 off 48 balls before he was trapped LBW by Will Moulton while Moulton claimed his second LBW decision seeing off Sam Fletcher.

The Auld Greys was in further trouble when Samuel Steeple bowled Indian Professional Rongsen Jonathan for 28 off 12 balls.

Kendal toiled losing five wickets in quick succession with Chris Miller, and Paul Dodds falling to Will Moulton, while Samuel Steeple despatched of James Park, Kuldeep Singh and Matthew Park with Kendal all out for 65 off 24.4 overs. Kendal battled in their reply when Kuldeep Singh dismissed both Louis Johnson and Harry Barclay with Barclay seeing his tame effort caught behind by Sam Fletcher. Matthew Park and Kuldeep Singh both gave Kendal some hope after Park dismissed Sri Lankan Professional Roshen Silva, before claimed the wicket of Harry Barclay with Chorley under pressure at 36-4.

Alfie Dobson’s undefeated knock of 14 and Edwin Moultons score of 9 restored some control for the home and while Chris Miller trapped Moulton LBW, Chorley knocked the runs off and sealed victory closing on 66-5 off 38.5 overs

On Sunday, Kendal picked up maximum league points where they hosted both Vernon Carus and Blackpool in The Readers T20 Group 1 Competition.

In the first game Kendal sauntered past newly promoted Vernon Carus where Rongsen Jonathans first innings return of 6-12 saw the visitors bowled out for just 36 off 13.4 overs.

With such a small total to chase Rongsen Jonathans undefeated 29 off 16 balls saw Kendal to victory in just 4.3 overs closing on 43-1.

Kendal’s most impressive result was in the second game where they defeated Blackpool by 75 runs.

Darren Nightingales blistering first innings knock of 80 off 54 balls and Rongsen Jonathan's 25 off 28 set Kendal on their way to a competitive score where Harry Lee finished the innings off scoring an undefeated 17 off 34 balls with Kendal posting a commanding total of 135-2 off 20 overs.

Kendal bowled well during the second innings where Rongsen Jonathan's return of 4-11 and Matthew Parks 3-12 saw Blackpool bowled out for 60 off 17.2 overs.

Kendal host Penrith on Saturday.