REVENGE was sweet for Kendal on Sunday as they inflicted a 37 run defeat on a Fulwood & Broughton side who had beaten them in a Northern League game earlier this season.

Professional Wes Marshall’s first innings knock of 52 off 38 balls was the key as Kendal closed on 142-3 off 20 overs, before two wickets apiece from Chris Miller, Marshall, Toby Tyson and Saeed Bariwala eased the visitors home as F&B were bowled out for 105 off 18.2 overs.

Kendal had lost their opening T20 game at Garstang so needed to bounce back against an in form home side, and they did just that.

Fulwood, who won the toss and elected to field, made the early breakthrough after Dominic Jackson trapped Bariwala lbw for 12 off 7 balls.

However Marshall and Tom Benn regained control for the Auld Greys with their second wicket partnership of 68, with the South African pro the main run maker in the partnership.

F&B broke the partnership after Benn was run out by Euan Fletcher and while Marshall soon followed after being caught by Fletcher off the bowling of Lewis Dingle, Ben Phillips and Dan Woods then posted an unbroken stand of 59 which saw Kendal close on 142-3.

In reply, the home side were soon in trouble as Kuldeep Singh dispatched Fletcher before Tyson saw off both Matthew Smith and Charlie Rossiter.

Smith was the first to fall after he was caught behind by Benn while Rossiter picked out Oliver Killiner.

Fulwood were reduced to 51-4 when Benn stumped Mark Smith off the bowling of Marshall before Miller picked up two quick wickets after the captain bowled Sam Berry before trapping Joe Fenton lbw.

The hosts were soon on 93-7 after Bariwala picked up the prize wicket of professional Simon Kerrigan who departed for 46 when the former Lancashire star was caught by Dan Woods.

And Kendal went on to clean the tail up through Miller who ran out Dominic Jackson before Bariwala bowled Arbab Munir.

Appropriately, it was Marshall who picked up the final wicket when he dispatched Dingle to seal the win in the 19th over.

Kendal now have to play both Garstang and Fulwood in a T20 double header at Shap Road later on in the season, with the group now tantalisingly poised.

And that victory made up for Saturday’s disappointment when the Auld Greys’ Northern League game against Barrow was abandoned due to persistent rain on what proved to be a miserable afternoon at Shap Road.

Kendal had looked up against it after they collapsed from 48-0 to 131 all out, Greg Reynolds doing the damage with a five wicket haul.

However, the teams were unable to get back on at the start of the second innings after persistent rain swept in off the Lake District fells at tea time and both captains agreed to call the game off at 6.15pm.

Earlier, Kendal had won the toss and after electing to bat had started well with Bariwala and Marshall posting a dominant first wicket stand of 48 as Barrow’s opening bowling attack of Reynolds and the seasoned Daryl Wearing struggled in the early exchanges.

But the visitors then gained control after Reynolds bowled Marshall for 24 off 25 balls before Wearing picked up the wicket of Bariwala who was caught by Rhys Studt to reduce Kendal to 52-2.

Reynolds continued to take wickets after the opening bowler saw off Benn, who was caught by Justin Pringle, before bowling Dan Woods.

Toby Mowat was brought into the attack picked up the important wicket of Phillips who saw his tame shot caught by Wearing, while Reynolds trapped Killiner lbw to leave Kendal reeling at 69-6.

It was left to skipper Miller and Ed Price to restore some respectability as their seventh wicket stand of 36 edged the Auld Greys into three figures.

But then Kendal collapsed for a second time after Mowat claimed the wickets of Miller and Harry Lee.

And shortly afterwards, Barrow cleaned the tail up when overseas man Dineth Thimodya bowled Tyson and Reynolds saw off Matthew Park to finish the innings of with a return of 5-44.

Ed Price batted well under pressure, closing with an undefeated knock of 27 off 81 balls, but his efforts and those of the other players proved in vain as rain eventually forced that early abandonment.

Kendal travel to newly promoted Longridge on Saturday before all eyes then turn to Parkside Road on Sunday as the Auld Greys travel across town for the Lancashire Cup derby clash against Netherfield.