Kendal booked their place in the Silver 40 over Cup final after they won by 24 runs at Lancaster.

James Parks top scored with a knock of 28 and Chris Miller’s contribution of 25 proved crucial before the Auld Greys were bowled out for 154.

However Darren Nightingale’s second innings return of 4-17 saw Kendal to victory after they bowled Lancaster out for 130 as The Auld Greys now play Longridge in the final which will take place at Shap Road on Saturday.

Kendal, who won the toss and elected to bat, making an imposing start after Miller and Darren Nightingale posted a first wicket stand of 34.

Lancaster broke the partnership when Ben Simm trapped Nightingale LBW, and while Kendal pushed their score onto 73, the hosts continued to build their own momentum following the dismissal of Miller who picked out Laurie Atkinson off the bowling of Abdul Shah.

Kendal went onto lose two further wickets after Ben Phillips fell to Laurie Atkinson, before James Park was caught by Atkinson off the delivery of Irfan Qayyum.

The Auld Greys under some pressure at 97-4 recovered slightly with Oliver Tyson and David Batty scoring crucial runs on a difficult track.

Lancaster stayed in the contest when Ben Simm saw off both Tyson and Batty, with Tyson picking out Andrew Chubb while Batty saw his effort well taken by Surath Bastola.

Simm, who put in a strong performance, finished with figures of 5-28 after he claimed the wickets of both Bariwala and Richard Dakin.

Kendal were bowled out for 154 with Kuldeep Singh run out for 2 off 39.4 overs.

Kendal claimed two early wickets in Lancaster’s reply who slumped onto 11-2, where Kuldeep Singh picked up the wickets of Steven Fisher and Lewis McGinley who was caught behind by Richard Dakin.

Faizan Khan and Laurie Atkinson offered a stubborn resistance following their third wicket partnership of 50.

However, two respective run outs by Toby Tyson and Richard Dakin saw both Khan and Atkinson dismissed, with Lancaster now toiling on 77-4.

Darren Nightingale saw offBastola and Craig Heywood, with Toby Tyson trapping Abdul Rehman Shah LBW and picking up the wicket of Andrew Chubb.

And Kendal picked up the win thanks to Nightingale who bowled Qayyam and dismissed Shah as Lancaster were all out for 130 off 37.4 overs.

Left: Chris Miller

Right: Ben Phillips