KENDAL suffered a disappointing loss against Morecambe following their opening game.

Losing by eight wickets, Kendal Cricket Club will not let this set back dissuade them in future games.

Morecambe fought a competitive and exciting match and took home a deserved win.

Like many others, the Auld Greys have been without a game since last September.

Despite being against a formidable Morecambe side, they were still able to prove they were a force to be contended with as they made their opponents work for the win.

Morecambe have recently signed a number of key players from their archrivals in Lancaster.

Kendal also saw the debut of newcomer Yuvrav Chhabra.

Darren Nightingale also made a return appearance on the field after spending a previous season with Burneside.

After the toss, the Morecambe team elected to bowl which was conducive to the bowlers following on from the heavy rain that hit the county earlier in the day.

Elsewhere, some matches had to be delayed by the rain.

Kendal’s start was less than ideal as Saeed Bariwala was run out by Jamie Cassidy.

They pressed on as best they could with Chhabra and James Park attempting to mount a recovery.

The visiting team were quick to capitalise and seized full control on Chris Millers’ Team when Chhabra was caught and bowled out by Kieran Moffatt.

Kendal, despite their best efforts would go on to lose a number of wickets.

Their misfortune reduced them to 53-6, after Ben Phillips, James Park, Darren Nightingale and Terry Hunte were all dismissed by Moffat who returned figures of 5-19.

The match went on to see Charlie Swarbrick bring about a new attack and picked up 3 wickets following the dismissals of Richard Dakin, Harry Lee, and Toby Tyson.

Morecambe cleaned the innings up from former Carnforth Professional and returning player Gareth Pedder who trapped Kuldeep Singh LBW with Kendal all out for 70 off 28.5 overs.

Morecambe began their reply with Alex Briggs and Jamie Heywood putting on 16 for the first wicket.

They kept the pressure up for the remainder of the game.

Kendal found some hope after Singh bowled Briggs, however Heywood and Charlie Swarbricks second wicket partnership of 67 edged the visitors closer to the victory target.

Morecambe rounded off with an undefeated 24 off 50 balls and claimed the win.

Kendal will travel to Morecambe on Saturday.