THE second crosstown derby of the season ended in a resounding win for visitors Netherfield on Saturday.

The Parkside Road men followed up their Lancashire Knockout Cup win over Kendal on their own patch with another victory, this time in a Northern League game at their rivals’ Shap Road home.

And the ultimately comfortable six wicket win takes Ben Barrow’s men to second in the table while Chris Miler’s Kendal side were left in mid-table as their recent indifferent run of form continued.

The home side won the toss and elected to bat on a flat track, and their decision looked to be a wise one as they made an imposing start with South African professional Wes Marshall and Saeed Bariwala posting a first wicket stand of 46.

Netherfield were left ruing a number of dropped catches, but they finally made the breakthrough when Bariwala was caught behind by Finlay Richardson off the bowling of Marshall’s opposite number Bevan Small.

And that dismissal proved to be the turning point as shortly afterwards Matt Jackson trapped Marshall lbw for 28 and the former Torrisholme player then saw off Ben Phillips.

Young Sam Medhurst was making his first team league debut for the visitors, and he marked it in memorable fashion as he captured the wicket of the evergreen Terry Hunte before skipper Chris Miller, who opted to move himself up the order following some good knocks over the past few weeks, picked out Lewis Richardson off the bowling of overseas amateur Joel Blain.

Netherfield then proceeded to rip through the Kendal middle order as Robbie Dwyer trapped Saif Vohra lbw before Blain saw off Richard Dakin.

Small then weighed in with his second wicket as Toby Tyson was caught behind by Richardson before Blain wrapped up the innings just after the home side had scraped into three figures.

The Australian finished an impressive spell with figures of 4-16 as he claimed the wickets of Kuldeep Singh and Edward Price, both caught by Barrow, to end the innings with Kendal’s score on just 102.

Netherfield took their time in reply as Barrow and Josh Dixon posted a patient first wicket stand of 36 before Miller won the battle of the captains as he bowled Barrow.

Bariwala then picked up the prize wicket of Small who fell to a fine catch by Ben Phillips and the Auld Greys continued to battle as Bariwala then saw off both Brad Earl and Fraser Kay.

But well though Kendal bowled, they were always up against it with such a small total to defend and Dixon proceeded to guide the visitors to victory with an undefeated knock of 50.

Netherfield host relegation threatened St Annes on Saturday in a dress rehearsal for their forthcoming Lancashire KO Cup quarter final, while Kendal travel to Chorley, surprise victors at leaders Fleetwood on Saturday.

In the second team derby over at Parkside Road, Netherfield 2nds defeated Kendal 2nds by 12 runs in a dramatic game.

Daniel Gaunt top scored with 68 while Scott Clement retired injured on 60 as Netherfield recovered from 22-4 to close on 194-6.

In reply Kendal sauntered to 94-1, with Shane Hyland the top scorer with 46, while Ryan Shephard posted 44 on his return from injury, but Clement’s return of 3-39 saw Kendal restricted to 182-7 at the close.

Netherfield 2nds travel to Fleetwood on Saturday while Kendal entertain Garstang.