THE GRAND slam winning Kendal County squad from the 1988-89 season came together for a special reunion last week.

The event celebrated the 30th anniversary of the memorable year the club won every competition in local football, including the league championship, County Cup, Benevolent Cup, High Sheriffs Cup and Invitation Cup.

In that era, there were a number of teams capable of winning silverware, including Keswick, Wetheriggs United, Staveley United and Coniston to name but a few.

However, Kendal County proved simply unstoppable in that golden season, becoming the first and only team to achieve that remarkable grand slam feat.

And the reunion, which featured past and present players, proved to be a wonderful evening of memories in the setting of Netherfield Cricket Club, which is Kendal County's spiritual home.

“It was a privilege to play with and manage such a great bunch of guys," said Bert Boardley, who was player manager of the 1988-89 team.

"It was fantastic to see them all back together again," added Mr Boardley, who joked that "it was a shame that we were not able to fit into our original kits!”

The evening also saw a collection for North West Air Ambulance which raised over £421, while a buffet was provided by Andy and Adele Richardson from Cracking Spread.