A RECENT loss for Kendal Cricket has left them eight points clear of the second relegation place in The Northern Premier Cricket League after a defeat at Fulwood & Broughton.

The side were hit by a 116-run defeat at the hands of Fulwood.

The Auld Greys was set an imposing chase after Chris Millers first innings return of 5-72 saw the hosts bowled out for 199.

Kendal conceded too many runs after they had initially put Fulwood and Broughton under pressure where the hosts were toiling on 92-6, before knocks of 47 by Sonal Dinusha and 67 from Muhammad Zaid saw Fulwood and Broughton pull away from Chris Millers team.

With such a huge total Kendal toiled in the second innings where despite Rongsen Jonathans knock of 42-44 balls, Chris Brookes returns of 5-23 saw The Auld Greys bowled out for 83 off 29.4 overs.

Kendal lost the toss and were put into field reduced the hosts onto 39-2 when Harry Lee claimed the wicket of Matthew Smith before Chris Miller saw off Ewan Mansford with Matthew Park taking both catches.

Chris Miller picked up three quick wickets after the Kendal Captain despatched of Mike Sambell, Ben Parkinson, and Zach Proctor while Rongsen Jonathan claimed the catches of both Sambell and Parkinson while Sam Fletcher stumped Zach Proctor.

Kendal reduced the hosts onto 92-6 when Rongsen Jonathan trapped Jon Fenton LBW, before Sonal Dinushas knock of 42 guided Fulwood and Broughton onto 113.

Rongsen Jonathan eventually broke the Sri Lankan Professionals resistance after he trapped Dinusha LBW, however a crucial partnership between Dom Jackson and Muhammad Zaid came at the wrong time for Kendal as Fulwood and Broughton edged their score onto 144.

Kuldeep Singh eventually made the break through where he caught and bowled Jackson before the opening bower saw off James Lupton.

Muhammed Zaids late knock of 67 off just 46 balls propelled the hosts to 199 before Chris Miller despatched of the danger man who was caught by David Batty with Fulwood and Broughton closing on 199 off 41.5 overs.

Kendal made the worst possible start in their reply where they slumped onto 2-2 after both Harry Lee and David Batty departed with Chris Brookes claiming the wicket of Lee while Jon Fenton saw off David Batty.

Chris Brookes continued to dismantle Kendal’s top order taking the wicket of Paul Dodds, before bowling Oliver Tyson and Rongsen Jonathan who scored a quick-fire knock of 42 off 44 balls.

Sonal Dinusha picked up the wicket of Kuldeep Singh who was caught by Mike Sambell while Brookes finished with figures of 5-23 after he saw off Sam Fletcher.

Chris Miller scored a quick fire 14 off 21 before the Kendal Captain fell to James Lupton before the hosts finished the game off with DInusha bowling Alec Carradus while Zach Proctor ran out Matthew Park, with Kendal bowled out for 83 off 29.4 overs.

Kendal host St Annes on Saturday before playing Netherfield in the 40 Over Cup on Sunday.