SAEED Bariwalas first innings return of 5-28 and Edward Prices second innings knock of 40 eased Kendal to an emphatic 7 wicket win over second from bottom Thornton Cleveleys at Shap Road.

Kendal, who needed the win following the disappointment of losing at South Shore, put on a good display against a resilient opponent.

Thornton who won the toss and elected to bat made a strong start when Josh Vincent and Jon Eade posted a first wicket stand of 43.

However Kendal made the breakthrough when Toby Tyson who had just been brought into the attack picked up the wicket of Vincent who was caught behind by Richard Dakin.

Once Vincent had been dismissed, the visitors collapsed onto 49-3, when Chris Miller claimed the wickets of Jon Eade and Joshua Strickland. Eade who departed for 28 was caught behind by Dakin while Strickland was bowled by the Kendal captain.

Thornton Cleveleys rode their luck as they moved onto 65 through Owen Williams and Danny Howard. Kendal though regained full control when Williams was trapped LBW by Miller while Saeed Bariwala bowled Danny Howard for 27.

From that point Bariwala dominated the innings after the former Preston player picked up figures of 5-28 following the dismissals of Jordan Beech, Jack Northrop, Cameron Chisolm and Robert Cogswell, while the visitors slumped onto 126-9.

Kuldeep Singh bowled Jake Apperley for 1, after Thornton Cleveleys were bowled out for 131 off 43 overs.

Kendal made a solid start in their reply when Lachlan Stewart and Saeed Bariwala put on 26 for the first wicket.

The visitors broke the partnership when Greg Tirrell bowled Stewart for 10. Bariwala and Edward Price moved the score onto 72 following a second wicket partnership of 50.

However Thornton Cleveleys broke the partnership when Bariwala was caught by Joshua Vincent off the bowling of Jake Apperley.

Price and Ben Phillips moved Kendal closer to victory, before Price fell for 40 while Apperley picked up his second wicket.

Kendal though eased to victory when Phillips and Ryan Shepherd guided The Auld Greys to victory with Kendal closing on 136-3 off 28.4 overs.

Phillips finished with 33 off 39 while Shepherd closed on 24 off 21.

Kendal are sixth in the table and 30 points off the second automatic promotion place which is currently occupied by Lancaster.

Kendal travel to Great Eccleston on Saturday.