Kendal had a difficult weekend after a hard innings batting performance that saw them lose by 146 runs to relegation threatened Leyland.

The Auld Greys who had won their last two league games, were bowled out for just 30 off 19.4 overs, after previously being set a first innings total of 176.

Matthew Park impressed with figures of 5-56 while Rongsen Jonathan picked up a return of 4-49, while Leyland Professional Nasir Nawaz top scored with 60 off 61 balls.

Kurtis Watsons second innings return of 6-10 off 8 overs saw Kendal toil, where none of their players reached double figures on a bad afternoon for Chris Millers team.

Kendal who lost the toss and were put into field saw Jacob Wright and James Rounding make a positive start after they posted a first wicket stand of 20.

The Auld Greys broke the partnership when Wright picked out Rongsen Jonathan off the bowling of Harry Lee before James Rounding departed when he was caught by Alec Carradus off Matthew Parks’ delivery.

Kurtis Watson and Nasir Nawaz piled on the runs as Leyland moved ahead in-between rain delays as they made 104.

Park broke the partnership dismissing Watson who was caught behind by Sam Fletcher before Park trapped Nawaz LBW and saw off Nathan Mc Donnell who was stumped by Fletcher.

Rongsen Jonathan dismissed Karl Cross, Andrew Makinson and Andrew Jacques, Leyland were struggling on 149-8.

Ian Critchley and Ben Weaver frustrated Kendal as Leyland moved onto 172, before Rongsen Jonathan claimed the wicket of Critchley who was caught by Darren Nightingale while Park saw off Ben Weaver, while Leyland were bowled out for 176 off 45.4 overs.

In reply Kendal were in trouble from the start when Kurtis Watson bowled Harry Lee and the gloom quickly descended over the visitors after Kurtis Watson picked up the wickets of Darren Nightingale, Rongsen Jonathan, Oliver Tyson and David Batty leaving Kendal on 16-5.

Karl Cross trapped Sam Fletcher LBW before Watson despatched of both Joseph Dodds and Paul Dodds.

Andrew Jacques dismissed Chris Miller who was caught by Karl Cross while Cross had also taken the catch of Paul Dodds.

The hosts sealed the win when Andrew Jacques dismissed Alec Carradus who was caught by Alex Williams as Kendal were bowled out for 30 off 19.4 overs.

On Sunday, rain denied Kendal an opportunity to progress into Twenty-2 Finals Day as their game with Chorley was abandoned.

The game was reduced to five overs aside, and Kendal played five of the ten overs where Rongsen Jonathan and Darren Nightingale posted an undefeated stand of 50.

Further rain fell as the game was abandoned, which means that Kendal just missed out, while Chorley progress.

Kendal play Netherfield on Saturday in one of the most crucial derby games, before hosting Garstang on Sunday in the 40 Over Cup Competition.