St Anne’s v Kendal

A disappointing batting performance saw Kendal slump to defeat after they lost by 5 wickets to relegation threatened St Anne’s at Vernon Road.

Kendal who are now just 16 points clear of second from bottom St Anne’s, suffered an all too familiar collapse after they went from 24-0 before being bowled out for 113, and while Kendal battled back during the second innings, Mohammed Nadeem’s undefeated 51 saw St Anne’s close on 117-5 off 35.2 overs.

Kendal who won the toss elected to bat, saw Saeed Bariwala and Wes Marshall put on a first wicket stand of 24.

However Kendal were soon in trouble when Marshall picked out Amar Ullah off the bowling of Matthew Yeadon, and from that point the Auld Greys collapsed with Yeadon taking the wickets of Bariwala and Tom Benn.

Kendal who were at this stage struggling on 47-3 saw Ben Phillips, Terry Hunte and Oliver Killiner dismissed by Tom Higson before Thomas Bradley trapped Edward Price lbw with Kendal toiling on 58-7.

And once Richard Dakin was run out Kendal were on the verge of being bowled out for double figures, before Chris Millers knock of 24 pushed Kendal onto 100.

St Annes eventually broke through after Miller was caught and bowled by Amar Ullah while Ullah trapped Harry Lee LBW with Kendal all out for 113 off 41 overs. Yeadon returned figures of 3-41 while Higson closed on 3-19.

In reply Toby Tyson claimed two early wickets when he bowled Tom Higson before trapping Richard Staines lBW.

And once Wes Marshall trapped Tim Smithies LBW, Kendal had some hope with St Anne’s under pressure on 46-3, however Mohammed Nadeem and Amar Ullahs fourth wicket stand of 55 saw St Annes edge closer to victory

Kendal showed fight after Miller claimed the wicket of Ullah before Oliver Killiner ran out Henry Higson, however Mohammed Nadeem’s undefeated 51-97 balls saw St Anne’s to victory after they closed on 117-5 off 35.2 overs.

Kendal entertain Fleetwood on Saturday!