The rain did little to dampen the spirits of Kendal as they ran out 14 run winners against Euxton in a rain impacted clash.

The Silver B group game was very close to falling to the weather, like many other games across the weekend did.

The rain did impacted the format of the game however, with both sides being reduced to 30 overs per innings.

Kendal lost the toss and were put into bat first in the wet conditions.

It was a strong start for the Cumbrian side, with Miller and Darren posting a first wicket stand of 31.

Ben Philips’s first innings knocked proved to be crucial for the opening minutes of the game and brought Kendal up to 118-5.

The home side were managing to pick up wickets in spells.

James Bone bowled Miller while Rizwan Patel and Chris Pearson claimed the respective wickets of Nightingale and Yuvrav Chhabra.

At one point Kendal were 69-3 in their first innings.

Phillips was named as the top scorer with 33. His performance saw Kendal move their score up to 100.

This was followed by two quick wickets by Jack Shovelton saw both Phillips and Tom Aspinwall dismissed.

Oliver Tysons put in an undefeated knock of eight and Saeed Bariwalas post six, as they guided Kendal to a competitive target of 118-5 from their allotted overs.

During Euxton’s batting, Kendal made a good start when Miller picked up the wicket of Shovelton who was caught.

However, Mark Winrow and Bone frustrated the Kendal attack while Euxton edged onto 49.

The Auld Greys were able to break the key partnership when Winrow picked out Nightingale off the bowling of Toby Tyson.

With such a knock against their side, Euxton found themselves under pressure once again from the Kendal attack.

The departure of Winrows proved to be the deciding factor after Kendal’s offensive further ripped through the hosts’ team.

Euxton were on 74-6 at one point in their reply.

Harry Lee was able to take the wickets of James Bone, Matthew Johnson and Chris Pearson with Miller seeing off Ben Houghton.

Losing players quicker than expected, Euxton needed to dig deep to win. Further disaster came for Euxton after Richard Dakin stumped Will Joy off Bariwalas’ delivery. The hosts continued to collapse before Kuldeep Singh claimed two quick wickets after bowling Danny Curtis and Rizwan Patel.

The game finally finished after Tyson was able to clean bowl Joseph Bowdon with Euxton all out for 104 off 28 overs.

Kendal club captain Chris Miller was delighted his side could get back to winning ways despite the disruption of the on and off weather conditions.

The captain said: “It was a good game, and even though it was a bit close at the end it really came together.

“We batted really well, and we got a good score, despite the obvious problems caused by the weather near the back end of last week.

“It was competitive, and we managed to pull it back near the middle and the end for a good win. We are really happy with it.

“The conditions were pretty bad as you can imagine.

"There was a bit of indecision at first about if we were able to play at all but since we had come all this way we might as well try and get something out of it.

“As a group we decided to press on. We had to wait until 14:15 until we got the go ahead to play, which was also why the overs had to be reduced from 40 to 30.

“Ben Philips played really well, as did Harry Lee.

"It’s even better considering the conditions they were in as well.

“It was definitely a team effort all round. "We did well. We are excited to see what the future holds.”