Kendal routed Penwortham by 171 runs after the Auld Greys remained 12 points behind the second automatic promotion place in The Palace Shield.

Saeed Bariwala’s first innings knock of 92-66 balls helped Kendal to a dominant first innings total of 252-8 before Toby Tyson’s second innings return of 4-23 saw Penwortham all out for 81 off 24.1 overs.

Penwortham who only had ten players for the game, won the toss and elected to field. However, Kendal were relentless when Lachlan Stewart and Saeed Bariwala posted a dominant first wicket stand of 48.

The hosts despite their numerical disadvantage battled back as Kendal fell onto 55-2, when Neil Patel picked up the wickets of Lachlan Stewart and Edward Price, who were both caught by Ian Stopford.

Saeed Bariwala and Ben Phillips surged Kendal onto 152 following a dominant third wicket stand of 129. Bariwala who was closing in on his first century for the club fell on 92 after being caught by Ian Walmsley Junior off the bowling of Ashley Billington, while Phillips departed for 37 after Billington picked up his second wicket.

Terry Hunte and Ryan Shepherd dominated the Penwortham bowling attack as Kendal raced onto 194, however Billington closed on figures of 4-60 after claiming the wickets of Hunte and David Batty.

Kendal continued to lose wickets following the dismissal of Shepherd who fell to Andrew Sidgreages, however Chris Miller and Tom Aspinwall eased Kendal to an un catchable total of 251-8, while Aspinwall fell to Neil Patel.

In reply The Auld Greys reduced Penwortham to 16-2, Alex Ryding the first to be dismissed after being run out by Terry Hunte, while Toby Tyson claimed the wicket Muhammed Ilyas who was caught by Edward Price.

Penwortham collapsed onto 33-5 after Aspinwall saw off Tom Nowlan before Toby Tyson claimed the wickets of Ian Walmsley Junior and Ashley Billington.

Toby Tyson claimed figures of 4-23 after taking the wicket of Ian Stopford, however Kendal finished the game off after Miller picked up the wicket of Andrew Sidgreaves before Bariwala claimed two quick wickets when James Walsh and Robbie Sumner were dismissed after Penwortham were all out for 81 off 24.1 overs.

Kendal travel to play Torrisholme on Saturday.