KENDAL Cricket were hit by a hard loss at the hands of Lancaster at Lune Road.

The team suffered a four wicket loss in a low scoring match.

However Danny Lamb’s hat trick in the fourth over of the first innings ultimately did the damage for Kendal who were eventually bowled out for 76.

Despite a spirited fightback during the second innings led by Kuldeep Singh’s return of 4-29, Lancaster edged to victory thanks to Irfan Khans undefeated 36 as the hosts closed on 79-6.

Kendal who made a number of changes to their starting eleven, faced a Lancaster team who had Lancashire all-rounder Danny Lamb in their team.

After losing the toss and being put into bat Lamb made an instant impact after he claimed a hat trick in the fourth over dismissing, Darren Nightingale, Rongsen Jonathan and Paul Dodd’s, with the Auld Greys toiling on 6-3.

Lamb continued to shows his class after taking the wicket of David Batty who was caught by Irfan Khan with the Lancashire all-rounder finishing with figures of 4-18.

Kendal slumped onto 12-5 following the dismissal of Harry Lee who was caught by Lee Sparks off the bowling of Liam Moffat.

Sam Fletcher and Chris Miller offered some resistance with the bat as Kendal edged moved their score along to 46.

Ben Simm broke the partnership after he dismissed Fletcher who picked out David Steinson before Millers resistant stand of 18 off 91 ball came to an end when the Kendal Captain was bowled by David Steinson.

Kuldeep Singh ad Matthew Park both attempted to recover the innings before Irfan Khan saw off Park before dismissing Alec Carradus who was caught by Jamie Heywood.

Singh who posted 17-73 balls became the last wicket to fall after being caught and bowled by Ben Simm with Kendal all out for 76 off 48.5 overs.

Kendal picked up early wickets at the start of the second innings after the Auld Greys made the perfect start where Kuldeep Singh bowled Steven Fisher and Jamie Heywood before Harry Lee picked up the prize wicket of Danny Lamb who was caught by Darren Nightingale.

Lee claimed his second bowling David Steinson for 0 with Lancaster struggling on 22-4 and when Kuldeep Singh trapped Laurie Atkinson LBW Kendal were edging closer to an unlikely win.

Lancaster recovered thanks to the performance of Irfan Khan and while Singh bowled Laurie Atkinson Khans undefeated 36 off 45 and Kieran Moffats undefeated 9 off 11 balls saw the hosts to victory as they closed on 79-6 off 25.3 overs.

Kendal travel to play Garstang on Saturday.