A LOW scoring game at Garstang on Saturday ended in defeat for Kendal as their recent run of indifferent form continued.

Having been dismissed for just 108, the visitors refused to lie down, professional Wes Marshall bagging a five wicket haul as they made the home side battle for every run.

But it was not quite enough as Garstang squeezed home with three wickets to spare.

Kendal had started well on a damp afternoon, Marshall and Saeed Bariwala posted an imposing first wicket stand of 30 in testing conditions.

But Garstang broke the crucial partnership when Danny Gilbert bowled Bariwala and when Ian Walling bowled Marshall for 25, it signalled the start of a sorry collapse.

Gilbert saw off Price who picked out Punit Bisht, while Ian Walling bowled Dan Woods before trapping Saif Vohra lbw, and the visitors were reeling at 56-6 when Matt Crowther stumped Ben Phillips off the bowling of Travis Pieters.

Skipper Chris Miller’s knock of 31 sparked a fightback but the tail subsequently subsided to leave a modest victory target of 109.

The hosts started their run chase well enough with Michael Walling and Michael Welling’s posting a first wicket stand of 30 before Miller trapped Walling lbw.

Marshall then caught and bowled Tom Wells before Miller claimed the wicket of Wellings who was caught by Harry Lee.

Garstang were now in trouble on 41-3, but recovered thanks to Punit Bisht’s determined 34, an innings which ended when he was caught behind by Richard Dakin off Marshall.

And Marshall gave Kendal a chance of winning the game when the South African paid man dismissed Gilbert, Matthew Crowther and Ian Walling.

However, it was not to be and Garstang edged home with Mark Winstanley scoring the winning runs.

And there was no joy back at Shap Road when Kendal 2nds lost to Chorley 2nds by 58 runs in a Palace Shield Division One B encounter.

Chris Marshall picked up figures of 5-56 as Chorley were bowled out for 198 off 39.4 overs.

The evergreen Ian Oakes top scored for the visitors with 62, while Joe Tiffin made 61.

In reply, Paul Dodds making 53 while David Batty posted 40, but the home side fell just short, finishing on 143 for 9.

Pick of the bowlers for Chorley was skipper Chris Harty who weighed in with figures of 4-26.

The second team will hope to get back to winning ways on Saturday when they make the short journey to Parkside Road to take on local rivals Netherfield 2nds.