KENDAL crashed to a nine-wicket defeat at Lancaster, on what proved to be a frustrating Saturday afternoon for The Auld Greys.

Chris Miller's team were bowled out for a competitive total of 169 while Sri Lankan Professional Chalana Da Silva top scored with 62.

Lancaster's Indian Professional Atharva Taide played a pivotal role in both innings returning figures of 6-60 before scoring a stunning undefeated knock of 77 guided the hosts onto a finishing total of 170-1.

Kendal travelled to Lune Road with more changes to their starting XI.

All the changes have caused inconsistency to the team's form this campaign which saw second team members called up, while Oliver Tyson kept wicket with Toby Tyson opening the batting as he replaced Darren Nightingale, who was missing from the game.

The club also played former Sedbergh School and Lancashire all rounder Tom Aspinwall who came in at number three.

Kendal, who won the toss and elected to bat, made a bad start after Chris Miller and Toby Tyson both fell to Irfan Quayyum, while Damar Graham picked up the wicket of Tom Aspinwall who was caught by Lee Sparks.

Chalana Da Silva and Oliver Tyson began to restore some stability after both guided the team onto 100 before Tyson fell to Atharva Taide with the wicket keeper being caught by Ben Simm.

Da Silva hit out for a quick fire 63 before he was trapped LBW by Ben Simm,while Atharva Taide picked up the wicket of Terry Hunte who fell for 23.

Atharva Taide ripped through Kendal's batting, taking the wickets of Kuldeep Singh, Joseph Dodds, A Carradus and David Batty who scored 17 with The Auld Greys bowled out for 169 off 42.2 overs.

In reply, Lancaster started well after Jamie Heywood and Steven Fisher put on a first-wicket stand of 58.

Kendal made the breakthrough after Da Silva claimed the wicket of Heywood who was caught by Toby Tyson.

However, despite Kendal’s best efforts both Steven Fisher and Atharva Taide batted their team to victory - unleashing some scintillating shots as they knocked the runs off in the second to last ball of the game closing on 170-1.

Taide scoring an undefeated 77 off 100 balls while Fisher made an undefeated 52 off 143 balls, as Kendal crashed to defeat.