Garstang v Kendal

Kendal bowed out at the first round stage of the 40 Over Cup after losing by 34 runs at Garstang in a rain affected contest which saw the game reduced to 34 overs aside.

South African Sub Professional James Price was the main highlight for Kendal after he posted a first innings return of 5-25 before scoring an impressive second innings knock of 84.

However despite Prices performance, Kendal fell 34 runs short of victory after being bowled out for 128, despite initially restricting the hosts to 162-8.

Once the game got underway Garstang who won the toss and elected to bat saw both Michael Walling and Michael Wellings post an imposing first wicket stand of 79.

Kendal eventually broke the partnership after Harry Lee bowled Walling before James Price picked up two quick wickets when the South African saw off both Punit Bisht and Michael Wellings with Garstang reduced to 80-3.

Mark Walling and Matt Crowther frustrated Kendal when they pushed Garstangs score onto 124, however Kuldeep Singh picked up the key wicket of Crowther who was trapped LBW in the 27th over.

Once Crowther had been dismissed Price ripped through the hosts when the South African claimed the wickets of Mark Walling and Ian Walling.

Kendal had further joy after they ran out Dan Curwen before Travis Pieters was stumped by Tom Benn while Price claimed figures of 5-25 with Garstang restricted to 162-8.

However Kendal made the worst possible start to the second innings when Ian Walling bowled Saeed Bariwala and things became even worse for Chris Millers Team after Travis Pieters bowled Ben Phillips.

Kendal slumped deeper into trouble on 49-4, after Punit Bisht trapped Tom Benn LBW with Tim Aspinwall trapped LBW by Michael Walling.

Price who plays his trade for Lancashire League side Colne recovered the innings for Kendal with a stunning knock of 70 which saw Kendal remain in the contest on 100-4 after 20 overs.

However Travis Pieters picked up two quick wickets in the 21st over after he claimed the wickets of Saif Vohra and Richard Dakin, which saw Garstang take control.

And Kendals hopes were all but over when Price who top scored with 84 picked out Bisht off the bowling of Steven Booker.

Garstang made light work of the lower order after Booker bowled Harry Lee, before Bisht saw off the both Chris Miller and Kuldeep Singh with Kendal all out for 128 off 27 overs.