Kendal v Longridge

The threat of relegation continued to build for Kendal Cricket Club after they lost by 41 runs to Longridge in game where the teams batting continued to let them down on a difficult track.

Kendal who were deducted fifteen points are now second from bottom in the table and 11 points away from safety with just four games left of the season.

Toby Tysons first innings return of 5-22 had seemingly put Kendal into a winning position after Longridge were bowled out for 94.

However Kendals batting frailities came to the fore during the second innings after they collapsed from 41-4 before being bowled out for 53 off 37.1 overs.

Kendal who lost the toss and were put into field made a spectacular start after they reduced Longridge onto 1-4.

Both Toby Tyson and Kuldeep Singh did the early damage after Tyson bowled John Simpson and James Whitehead while Singh saw off both Kyle Helm and Luke Platt.

On a track which caused problems for the batting team, Tyson capitalised when he picked up successive LBWs after he saw off Tom Howarth, Nick Wilkinson and Ian Simpson.

Kendal Captain Chris Miller who brought himself into the attack Jonathan Millward and Matt Greenall, while Australian Overseas Amateur Lachlan Bangs frustrated Kendal with a top scoring knock of 62 off 66 balls.

However Saeed Bariwala saw off Bangs who picked out Matthew Park with Longridge all out for 94 off 25.4 overs.

Ryan Shephard and Tom Benn started relatively well in Kendal’s reply with a first wicket stand of 14, however Longridge seized control when Matt Greenall picked up two wickets in quick succession after he dismissed Benn and James Price who picked out Tom Howarth.

Shepherd and Phillips recovered the innings for Kendal who at that stage moved the score onto 41, before Longridge yet again battled back after Daniel Wilson claimed the wicket of Shepherd.

And once Shepherd a had been dismissed the wickets continued to fall in dramatic fashion with the spin bowling of Jonathan Millward seeing off Ben Phillips, Edward Price and David Batty.

Ian Simpson applied even more pressure on Kendal after bowled Saeed Bariwala with Kendals score showing a different complexion on 47-7.

Wilson bowled Chris Miller with Kendal on the brink, while Ian Simpson bowled Toby Tyson and it was Wilson who finished the game off after he bowled Kuldeep Singh with Kendal all out for 53 off 37.1 overs.

Kendal travel to Penrith on Saturday in the big relegation game before hosting Chorley on Bank Holiday Monday.

Kendal Seconds v Westgate John Scott Cup Final

Kendal Seconds won the John Scott Cup Final after they defeated Westgate by 5 runs in a nervy final at Shap Road.

The Second Team who have already won the Palace Shield Twenty-20 Competition were made to work hard for their victory against The Westmorland League team.

Kendal who won the toss and elected to bat posted a competitive score of 150-9 off 40 overs with Shane Hyland the top scorer with 42 off 95 balls while Terry Hunte scored 32 off 58.

Dylan Conroy returned figures of 4-24.

In reply Tom Aspinwalls return of 3-30 proved crucial while two wickets apiece from Joseph Dodds were also important.

Westgate Captain Andrew Hill gave his side a chance after he top scored with 48,while Phil Harveys 31 saw the visitors go agonisingly close.

However Kendal held out while Westgate fell 5 runs short closing on 145-9 off 40 overs.