Kendal moved to within two points of the second automatic promotion place in The Palace Shield Premier Division after an emphatic 149 run victory at bottom-of-the-table Torrisholme.

Saeed Bariwala's first innings knock of 103-108 balls and Edward Price's 74-94 balls saw Kendal close on a dominant total of 279-8 off 45 overs.

In reply Chris Miller returned second innings figures of 4-47 after Torrisholme were all out for 130 off 33 overs.

Torrisholme won the toss and elected to bowl, however Kendal ran riot after both Lachlan Stewart and Saeed Bariwala posted a first wicket stand of 69.

The host despite their predicament at the bottom of the table broke the partnership when Daniel Woods bowled Stewart for 28-28 balls.

However Kendal surged further ahead thanks to Bariwala and Edward Price's second wicket partnership of 169.

Kendal at that stage were in an uncatchable position of 217 while Bariwala, who posted his first century for the club, became the next wicket to fall when the former Preston player picked out Bryson Little off the bowling of Mark Cottam.

Torrisholme showed lots of spirit while Jack Heap picked up the wickets of Price, and Terry Hunte before Ryan Shepherd was bowled for 16 by Cottam.

Ben Phillips knocked a quick fire 28 off just 14 balls before the Australian picked out Cottam off the bowling of Heap.

Heap, who claimed figures of 5-95, went onto take the wickets of Tom Aspinwall and Chris Miller, while Kendal closed on an imposing total of 279-8.

Torrisholme made a terrible start to their reply when Toby Tyson claimed the wicket of Heap who was caught behind by Ben Phillips.

Kendal reduced Torrisholme onto 64-4 when Matthew Park dismissed Joseph Wills before Chris Miller trapped Andy Butler LBW.

Torrisholme lost four wickets in quick succession after the hosts collapsed onto 88-8. Park finished with figures of 3-41 after the former Windermere player trapped Jack Andreae LBW, before claiming the wicket of Bryson Little.

Miller picked up figures of 4-47 when the Kendal skipper despatched of Ben Schofield and Callum Steel.

However Toby Tyson and Tom Aspinwall finished the game off after taking the respective wickets of Liam Pemberton and Carl Acton.

Torrisholme all out for 130 off 33 overs.

Kendal host South Shore on Saturday with wickets pitched at 1pm.