NETHERFIELD and Kendal both suffered mixed fortunes in The Berry’s Bed 40-over Cup competition last Sunday.

Kendal, who had a depleted squad, bowed out of the competition losing by five wickets at Chorley.

However, despite the depleted nature of their team, Kendal put on a strong performance and pushed a very good Chorley throughout the game.

In the beginning it was Kendal who won the toss and elected to bat, posted an imposing knock of 190-7 off 40 overs, with William Price batting at number six top scoring with 57 off 45 balls.

The game also featured some impressive play by Chris Miller who opened with a score of 50 off 87 balls.

Lukman Vahaluwala's 22 and Harry Lee's 21 were also important, with Samuel Steeple and James Lee taking two wickets apiece.

Kendal defended their total with resilience during the second innings after Kuldeep Singh picked up figures of 4-28.

However, Siddesh Lad's top score of 61 off 43 balls and Ben Simpkin's 32 edged Chorley closer to victory before Joseph Tiffin's 30 and Alfie Dobson's 22 saw Chorley to the win closing on 193-5 off 32.3 overs.

In the other game Netherfield continued their undefeated start to the season after they progressed into the next round following a 44-run victory over a strong Fulwood and Broughton.

While Netherfield were batting first, they found themselves under pressure on 100-6.

This was before Isaac Medhurst's undefeated knock of 32 and Matt Jackson's undefeated 10 saw the hosts close on 202-9 off 40 overs.

Oli Wileman's contribution of 28 and Ritchie Forsyth's 26 were also crucial for the Field who ended up with a good total.

In reply Fulwood and Broughton battled with knocks of 55 by Mark Smith as well as Mike Sambell's spell of 41.

However, three wickets apiece by Oli Wileman and Ritchie Forsyth and two wickets each by Shrikant Mundhe and Matt Jackson saw Netherfield bowl the visitors out for 158 off 37.1 overs. Netherfield travel to play Garstang in the next round which is this Sunday.