KENDAL and Netherfield were left frustrated after their home league games were cancelled.

Their respective league matches were abandoned without a bowl being bowled and both teams had to settle for five points each.

Netherfield were scheduled to play Leyland at Parkside Road in a huge game for Matt Jackson’s team who were looking for their first win in three games.

League defeats to both league leaders Garstang and second placed Blackpool, saw the Field drift down into seventh place, while the derby day defeat to Kendal in the 40 over cup quarter finals added further frustration.

Netherfield have had to rely on Sub Professionals following the untimely departure of Asutosh Singh who went home due to injury and had last Saturday’s game been played Matt Jacksons team would have been without a Professional after they struggled to find a replacement.

Kendal was due to play Chorley at Shap Road, with the Auld Greys keen to build on their league and cup results from the previous weekend.

Chris Millers Team had defeated inform St Anne’s in the league before they claimed the bragging rights in the 40 over cup quarter final victory against Netherfield.

Kendal is still looking over their shoulders in their quest to survive relegation as they remain in tenth position but importantly the team are twenty points clear from Lancaster who are currently occupy the second relegation place.

This weekend both teams will be hoping for better weather conditions as they look to climb up the table. Netherfield make the trip to play bottom of the table Vernon Carus, while Kendal travel to play Penrith.

Vernon Carus despite their form is showing signs of improvement, while Penrith are on a good run, where their only defeat in recent weeks was against Netherfield.

There was at least some play for both Kendal and Netherfield’s second and third teams, while Netherfield’s fourth team managed to get 22 overs in before their game against Ingleton was rained off.

Netherfield’s inform second team avoided the rain after they defeated Fleetwood by nine wickets in Palace Shield Division One B. Reece Irving’s first innings return of 3-25 as well as 2 wickets apiece from Robbie Dwyer, Dan Shorrock and Josh Shorrock saw Fleetwood bowled out for 102.

Netherfield knocked the runs off in 19.3 overs, Aaron Stephens finished undefeated on 45 off 68, while Theo Gallagher made 46 off 45 balls.

Netherfield seconds were also in T20 Finals Day action on Sunday where they progressed into the final after defeating St Annes by 27 runs.

Their final against Grimsargh will be replayed at a later date, after rain wiped out the game. Netherfield made a good start reducing Grimsargh onto 10-2 off the first over before the game was called off.

Kendal’s Seconds had to settle for a draw at Bare in Westmorland Cricket League Division One, Bare posted 146-8 off 40, where Koby Cheeseman closed undefeated on 31. Kendal’s New Zealand Overseas player Thomas Shuker returned figures of 3-12, while both Eve Thomas and Andy Dugdale picked up two wickets apiece.

In reply Kendal finished on 116-5 off 40, Thomas Shuker undefeated on 25, Shane Hyland opened with 29, while Will Yarker made 21.

In the other games, Netherfield’s Thirds drew at Ingleton, where Charlie Nicholls scored 47 for the thirds, while the clubs fourth team had posted 84-2 off 22.5 overs against Ingleton seconds before rain saw their game abandoned. Jack Barker opening the batting for Netherfield top scored with 45, while James Longley was undefeated on 21.

Kendal’s Thirds game with Silverdale was also abandoned where Kendal was struggling on 57-5 off 20.