KENDAL reached third place in group D of the 40 over cup after a 42 run win over Lancaster at Shap Road.

Darren Nightingale’s first innings knock of 55 proved to be important for the home side.

Kendal were then bowled out for 183, before Saeed Bariwalas’ second innings return of 3-12 restricted Lancaster who closed on 141-8.

Unfortunately, they missed out reaching the top two but were still able to continue their cup run.

The Auld Greys will continue to play on as the group stages now move into the next phase of the competition.

Kendal won the toss and elected to bat first, making a shaky start after Irfan Qayyum trapped Chris Miller LBW for nine.

However, Tom Aspinwall and Nightingale’s second wicket stand of 66 saw Kendal gain full control of the game, as they surged forward onto 92.

Lancaster fought back and began to regain some of the lost control, as Aspinwall picked out Craig Heywood off the bowling of Abdul Rehman Shah.

Ben Phillips was dismissed by Ben Simm, before Nightingale and Oliver Tyson brought the game back and fought to regain control of the first innings with a solid fourth wicket stand of 81.

This pushed Kendal’s score up to 138.

Nightingales’ superb innings came to an end soon however, after Laurie Atkinson clean bowled the former Burneside player for 55 off 80 balls.

This was the start of Lancaster’s comeback, as Kendal lost a streak of wickets after this.

Uzair Shah saw off Saeed Bariwala and Terry Hunte.

Tyson fell to Qaayam after he was caught behind by Steven Fisher.

Ben Simm cleaned up as he swept aside Joseph Dodds, Harry Lee and Kuldeep Singh.

All were dismissed by the Lancaster captain who closed on figures of 4-43, with Kendal all out for 183.

Lancaster set out after Kendal’s score and their reply saw Kuldeep Singh pick up the wickets of Lee Sparks and Faizan Kahn.

The Auld Greys were comfortable for the remainder of the second innings as they restricted Lancaster while Joseph Dodds saw off Uzair Shah, before Harry Lee picked up the wicket of Irfan Qayyum, with Darren Nightingale taking both catches.

At one point it was looking like Lancaster could potentially reach their target, if some of their batsman could strike up a partnership.

But as Kendal removed wickets and got down to the tail end, Lancaster found it increasingly hard to find boundaries and fell 42 runs short.