Kendal claimed a losing draw against Northern League champions Blackpool on a rain-affected afternoon at Shap Road

Kendal who were set a revised target of 157 off 40 overs were on the verge of defeat after collapsing from 50-0 to 77-9 however Edward Price's undefeated knock of 38 as well as the support of both Toby Tyson and Matthew Park saw Kendal claim four points as they closed on 114-9 amid heavy showers.

Wes Marshall continued his stunning form with an impressive first innings return of 6-24 after Blackpool had initially posted a competitive total of 175-9 with Sri Lankan professional Lahiru Madushanka scoring 58 off 80 balls on debut.

Kendal who won the toss and elected to field reduced Blackpool to 17-2 after Tyson claimed the wickets of Sam Dutton and Joshua Boyne, who picked out former Torrisholme player Dan Woods.

Blackpool battled onto 50 before Park saw off Ciaron Johnson who was caught behind by Tom Benn.

Craig Brown and Madushanka attempted to rebuild the innings, however Kendal’s persistence paid off when Marshall bowled Brown for 33 off 50 balls.

Madushanka and Andy Furniss frustrated the hosts with an impressive fifth wicket stand of 78.

Kendal broke the partnership after Marshall bowled Madushanka for 58 off 80 balls and from that point Kendal regained full control when the South African picked up the wickets of Jake Muncaster and Furniss who were both caught by Tom Aspinwall.

Marshall closed with figures of 6-24 after he trapped Ben Howarth leg before before bowling Matthew Grindley as Blackpool closed on 175-9.

Saeed Bariwala and Marshall made a stunning start in Kendal’s reply with an imperious first wicket stand of 50, however Blackpool turned the game in their favour when Bariwala's attempted drive for six was caught by Johnson off the bowling of Matthew Grindley.

Kendal went onto lose wickets at regular intervals when Matthew Siddall trapped Tom Benn LBW, before Grindley's delivery saw off Ben Phillips.

Grindley continued to rip through Kendal’s attack after the former St Annes opening bowler picked up the wickets of Dan Woods and Marshall. Marshall who departed for 42 was bowled, while Woods picked out Jake Muncaster,

Matthew Siddall edged Blackpool nearer to victory when Tom Aspinwall was caught by Paul Danson.

Grindley closed with figures of 6-44 after taking the wickets of Terry Hunte and Chris Miller, before Matthew Siddall saw off Tyson with Kendal on the brink of defeat on 77-9

However after both teams went off for rain the game was reduced to 40 overs with Kendal set a revised total of 157.

Blackpool though were left frustrated by Edward Price's undefeated knock of 38 and Park's stoic seven as Kendal closed on 114-9 off 40 overs.

Kendal host St Annes on Saturday before travelling to play Garstang in the T20 on Sunday.