THE wait for a victory ended in decisive fashion for Kendal as they pulled off a superb 105 run win at Chorley on Saturday.

In front of a big crowd on a humid afternoon at Windsor Park, Chris Miller's side put their recent travails well and truly behind them as they stunned a home side who had won at Fleetwood the previous week.

The foundations for the victory were laid early in the afternoon as the visitors' opening pair of Saeed Bariwala and South African professional Wes Marshall compiled a first wicket partnership of 126 which helped Kendal to a competitive total of 216-7.

And while at tea Chorley probably felt they were still in the driving seat on a decent wicket and with a lightning fast outfield, that all changed in an instant when Toby Tyson's first delivery shattered the stumps of home danger man Wian van Zyl.

The home faithful were silenced as the South African overseas amateur trooped back to the pavilion, and Chorley never really recovered from that blow, eventually subsiding to 111 all out as Miller himself bagged a fine five wicket haul.

It was a welcome win for the Shap Road men who had seen an encouraging start to the season evaporate in recent weeks as they slid down the table.

But their recent problems were forgotten as after Miller won the toss and decided to bat, Bariwala and Marshall found the gaps with consummate ease as Chorley wilted.

Former home professional Gaurav Dhar eventually made the breakthrough as he removed Bariwala, but the platform for a bog score had been constructed and Kendal took full advantage.

Ben Phillips, the evergreen Terry Hunte and Miller all contributed, the latter falling to a wonderful one-handed catch by Will Moulton, and Kendal eventually closed on 216-7.

Tyson's superb strike rocked Chorley, and though skipper Andy Holdsworth and opener Alex Howarth briefly threatened a revival, the home side's batting frailties returned to haunt them once again and as grey clouds moved over the ground, the mood among the Chorley support was equally gloomy as their side's final wicket fell with the total barely into three figures.

Kendal will be buoyed by the result and will be in good spirits for Saturday's home game against leaders Leyland.

Kendal Seconds could not quite match the first team's heroics as they fell to an agonising 2 run defeat to Garstang at Shap Road.

Harry Lee returned first innings figures of 3-43 while Garstang were restricted to 172-9, but despite David Battys top scoring knock of 72, the home side, who host Leyland 2nds on Saturday, fell just short.