THERE was little to suggest the heroics and drama of Monday's last gasp win against Chorley when Kendal crashed to defeat at Penrith on Saturday.

The game against their fellow Northern League strugglers appeared to be a winner-takes-all relegation showdown.

And when Kendal crashed by six wickets after being skittled out for just 45, all seemed lost as the Auld Greys' batting woes reached new depths.

Kendal won the toss and elected to bat but were soon in trouble as home professional Asher Hart unleashed a deadly spell on the visiting batsmen.

Hart trapped Tom Aspinwall lbw before taking the wicket of Ben Phillips who was caught behind by Alistair Craig to immediately put Kendal on the back foot.

Buoyed by the early dismissals, Penrith continued to rip through Kendal when Jonathon Osbourne ran out Ryan Shepherd while Greg Hall picked up the wicket of Terry Hunte who picked out Samuel Hall.

Kendal continued to toil and Hart reduced them onto 32-7 when he trapped Saeed Bariwala lbw before seeing off Shane Hyland who picked out Osbourne.

Skipper Chris Miller was the next to be dismissed when he fell to Greg Hall and Hart grabbed a sixth victim when he saw off Saif Vohra who top scored with 13.

It was then left to Hall to end the visitors' misery as he trapped Toby Tyson lbw.

To Kendal's credit, they made a fight of it, Kuldeep Singh sending back Alistair Craig, Samuel Hall and Greg Cameron to leave them home side 17-3.

However with such a low score on the board, there was never any realistic prospect of victory and though Hall was bowled by Singh, a home win was now a formality and they eased to victory in the 16th over.

Kendal's second team won by 1 run against Blackpool in their only Palace Shield Division One B game of the weekend.

Matthew Park top scored with an undefeated knock 34 before contributions of 29 by James Park and 23 by Mike Dugdale saw Kendal close on 148-8.

Blackpool fell one run short in their reply despite Dylan Henshall's knock of 77 while Park's return of 4-32, as well as figures of 3-23 by Andrew Dugdale and 2 wickets by Alec Carradus saw Blackpool all out for 147 off 44.5 overs.

Kendal Seconds travel to Chorley on Saturday.