Kendal defeated league title contenders Longridge by seven wickets.

The Auld Greys put on one of their best betting performances of the season, when Rongsen Jonathan’s undefeated knock of 71 as well as David Battys 57 saw Kendal chase down an imposing first innings total of 185.

Longridge had earlier posted what they thought was a competitive score mainly thanks to the undefeated knock of 111 off 148 balls by Joshua Mullin.

If not for Mullins heroics, Kendal would have had an even smaller total to chase, while Kuldeep Singh bowled well with figures of 3-38.

Kendal who the lost the toss and were put into field saw Luke Platt and Joshua Mullin attempt to build a steady platform following their first wicket stand of 28.

The Auld Greys halted Longridges early momentum after Kuldeep Singh picked up the wicket of Luke Platt who was caught behind by Sam Fletcher.

Chris Millers team were soon given further optimism when Rongsen Jonathan trapped Tom Howarth LBW.

Joshua Mullin and Zac Christie began to pull the game away from Kendal as they guided their team onto 95.

Kendal with a key bowling change saw Matthew Park come into the attack and the decision to bring Park on proved decisive after he saw off Christie who was caught behind by Sam Fletcher.

Mullin continued to frustrate Kendal as Longridge moved onto 127, before Park claimed his second wicket after he saw off James Whitehead who was caught by Oliver Yarker.

Kuldeep Singh who was brought back into the attack claimed two quick wickets after he caught and bowled Thomas Turner before despatching of Rhys Morgan who picked out Matthew Park.

Mullin scored his first century of the season, before Chris Miller bowled William Vause, while the visitors closed on 185-7 off 50 overs.

Kendal made a slow start in their reply when William Vause trapped Chris Miller LBW, however a superb batting display from David Batty as well as a rear guard effort by Harry Lee saw Kendal gain control as they moved onto 51.

Longridge eventually made the breakthrough following Harry Lee’s dismissal who was trapped LBW by Jonathan Millward.

David Batty and Rongsen Jonathan propelled Kendal closer as they pushed the team onto 107 before Batty fell for 57 off 10 after he was caught by Mullin off the bowling of Rory Mc Dowell.

Rongsen Jonathans undefeated 71 off 77 balls and Sam Fletchers impressive undefeated knock of 42 off 35 balls propelled Kendal to victory as they chased down the first innings score of 185 before closing on 188-3 off 46.1 overs.

Kendal travel to relegation threatened Leyland on Saturday before hosting Chorley on Sunday in the Twenty-20.