Saeed Bariwala’s second innings return of 6-25 guided Kendal to an emphatic 63 run victory against Great Eccleston.

Kendal who are now sixth in The Palace Shield Premier Division posted an imposing first innings total of 214-9 when Ryan Shepherd top scored with 42, and while the host made a positive start in their reply Bariwalas six wicket haul saw Kendal home while Great Eccleston were all out for 151.

After winning the toss and electing to bat Kendal were reduced to 21-2, when Matthew Rigby picked up the wickets of Bariwala and Edward Price. Bariwala the first to fall after the former Preston player was caught by Matthew Moat,while Price picked out Jim Proctor.

Kendal edged onto 86, with Lachlan Stewart and Ben Phillips at the crease, however the hosts broke the third wicket partnership when Stewart was trapped LBW by Ashit Janwala.

Once Stewart was dismissed Kendal were under further pressure when Janwala bowled Phillips for 37-4.

Ryan Shepherd and James Park dug in for a crucial fifth wicket stand of 34 which saw Kendal push onto 123-5.

Great Eccleston battled back, when Park was bowled by Janwala, before David Batty fell to Joe McMillan when the former Burneside player was caught behind by Phil Harvey.

Ryan Shepherd eased Kendal onto 172 before falling for 42 when the vice-captain was stumped by Harvey off the delivery of Janwala.

Kendal moved the score on and while Richard Dakin and Chris Miller fell to the bowling of Jim Proctor, the Auld Greys closed on 214-9 off 45 overs , following Toby Tyson’s undefeated knock of 10.

In reply the hosts made a solid start after Will Thistlethwaite and Matthew Moat posted a first wicket stand of 34.

Kendal broke the partnership when Matthew Park bowled Thistlethwaite, while Bariwala trapped Matthew Moat LBW on 74-2.

From that point Kendal were on top after Bariwala picked up the wickets of both Adam Green and Joe Mc Millan, while Chris Miller saw off Jeremy Whittle who was caught behind by Richard Dakin.

Kendal continued to apply the pressure when Bariwala collected the crucial wickets of Kushan Mirando and Michael Rigby.

Great Eccleston continued to struggle when Toby Tyson dismissed Phil Harvey and Phil Booth.

Kendal sealed the win when Bariwala claimed his sixth wicket to dismiss Ashit Janwala with Great Eccleston all out for 151 off 40.2 overs.

Kendal host Croston on Saturday