CHRIS Miller has expressed his frustration at Kendal CC’s continued indifferent form, but has vowed that his side will go all out to secure the wins needed to preserve their Northern League status.

The Shap Road skipper has seen his team slide down the table in recent weeks to leave them just six points clear of the relegation zone.

But with three home games remaining of the last five fixtures, starting with Saturday’s clash against Longridge, Miller agreed that Kendal still have a great chance of pulling themselves clear.

“It’s in our hands but we really need to get that win on the board and hopefully that will come against Longridge,” he said.

“I suppose you have to put the bad results down to poor form but it’s so frustrating because the games we have won we have won well and that shows we have the quality and ability in the side.

“We just haven’t been able to find the form we are capable of and as I said that is what is the most frustrating thing.”

And that frustration reached new levels on Saturday when Kendal were robbed by the weather of a golden chance to steal a march on their rivals at the wrong end of the table.

Their game at basement club Barrow has escaped the deluge that saw every other Northern League game washed out.

And they looked set to take advantage as they reduced the home side to 58 for 8, only for the rain which had enveloped the rest of the region to belatedly arrive and end play for the day.

But the Auld Greys are determined to put that disappointment behind them in the season run in and earn enough points to survive, though they must do so without professional Wes Marshall, who has returned to South Africa.

Miller explained that Marshall was always expected to leave before the end of the campaign, but has returned to his native country slightly earlier than scheduled due to additional playing and training commitments.

However, the good news is that Marshall’s fellow South African James Price has been engaged as substitute professional for all three of the club’s remaining home league games.

Price performed outstandingly as sub pro in Sunday’s defeat at Garstang in the 40 Over Cup, claiming five wickets and hitting a splendid 84 with the bat.

And the all rounder, who is professional at Lancashire League aide Colne, will take his place in the Kendal line up for Saturday’s game against Longridge along with the visit of Chorley on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26 and the final home game of the season against Garstang on Saturday, August 31.

Neigbours Netherfield, who host Kendal in the final game of the season on September 7, are also in league action on Saturday when they travel to leaders Leyland.

And they complete a weekend double header on Sunday when they host Longridge in the semi final of the 40 Over Cup.