KENDAL and Netherfield clash in latest cricket competition.

Sagar Udeshis second innings return of 6-35 guided Netherfield to derby day delight after they defeated Kendal by 35 runs at Shap Road.

Udeshi who ply’s his trade for Ryhope Cricket Club deputised for Netherfield Professional Asutosh Singh who returned home due to injury.

Udeshi left Kendal stunned after they were bowled out for 81 off 28.5 overs despite bowling Netherfield out for a chase able target of 113.

Netherfield who are closing in on the top four, were indebted to John Masons first innings knock of 44 off 96 balls alongside Oli Wilemans 26 from 76 balls after Matt Jacksons team recovered from a perilous position of 26-6.

Despite Rongsen Jonathans undefeated knock of 53 off 85 balls, Netherfield held their nerve before securing victory as well as the local bragging rights. Kendal won the toss and elected to bowl on a wet wicket after persistent rain made conditions difficult for the batting side.

The conditions proved to be hard work for the Netherfield opening attack after Josh Dixon was trapped LBW by Toby Tyson, with the field under early pressure at 5-1.

Kendal continued to apply the pressure after Kuldeep Singh bowled Finlay Richardson while Toby Tyson claimed the wickets of both Brad Earl and Sagar Udeshi who fell to a good catch by Chris Miller. Netherfield slumped into further trouble when both Ben Barrow and Dan Bernet departed, after Barrow was caught behind by Sam Fletcher off the bowling of Tyson, while Chris Miller bowled Bernet.

Oli Wileman and John Mason began the fightback for Netherfield where both guided their team onto 96.

Kendal pulled the game back after Toby Tyson picked up the wickets of both Oli Wileman and John Mason with Tyson posting figures of 6-36.

The Auld Greys eventually bowled Netherfield out for 113, with Kuldeep Singh taking the wickets of Louis Backhouse and Matt Jackson.

Netherfield made a dream start to their innings when Udeshi saw off Sam Fletcher from the first ball after Fletcher was caught behind by Finlay Richardson.

Netherfield continued to rip through Kendal’s top order, when Matt Jackson bowled David Batty, while Udeshi Bowled Harry Lee. Matt Jackson picked up his second wicket following the dismissal of Oliver Tyson who picked out Josh Dixon before the Netherfield Captain trapped Chris Miller LBW while Kendal was left floundering on 16-5.

Kendal was under further pressure after Brad Earl ran out Joseph Dodd’s, before Rongsen Jonathan attempted to rebuild the innings as Kendal edged their way onto 46.

Udeshi halted Kendal’s momentum when the Indian all-rounder saw off Paul Dodd’s and Matthew Park while Park was stumped by Finlay Richardson.

When Udeshi trapped Kuldeep Singh LBW, Kendal was toiling at 52-9 however Toby Tyson and Rongsen Jonathan began to fight back, before Udeshi finished the game off after he claimed the wicket of Tyson with Kendal bowled out for 81 off 28.5 overs.

Kendal bounced back from derby day defeat with an impressive 23 run victory against Garstang in the 40 over Cup.

Rongsen Jonathans knock of 83 and Darren Nightingales 78 saw Kendal post an imposing total of 196-6.

Garstang were bowled out for 173 off 36.2 overs, Chris Miller returning figures of 3-38, Garstangs Michael Walling scored 59.

Kendal travel to play Netherfield in the next round.

This weekend, Kendal is away to Fulwood & Broughton while Netherfield host Garstang.