KENDAL picked up an impressive six-wicket win at Fulwood and Broughton after The Auld Greys chased down a competitive first innings total of 216-5.

The match saw both Darren Nightingale and Lukman Vahaluwala posting very impressive knocks of 80.

Vahaluwala, the club’s sub professional, batted throughout from number four, finished undefeated with a score of 80 off 72 balls while Nightingale scored 80 off 84 before he was bowled by Chris Brookes.

Kendal, who lost the toss and were put into field, made a good start reducing the home team to 45-4, with Lukman Vahaluwala taking the wickets of Mark Smith and Matthew Rosbottom.

Matthew Park trapped Ben Rosbottom LBW, before taking the prize wicket of Abhay Negi who was caught by Chris Miller.

Ben Parkinson's knock of 40 guided the hosts to 92 before he departed LBW to Vahaluwala.

His impressive score helped put his team in a good place, and it was followed by several other streaks.

He was followed by Mike Sambell's undefeated score of 88-98 and then Sam Berry’s undefeated 40-42.

The hosts were able to close on a competitive 216-5 off 50 overs.

Their strong push forward helped put the Cumbrian side in a good position to put their opposition on the back foot and keep them there.

Chris Miller and Darren Nightingale posted a second-wicket stand of 43 as Kendal started the second innings well, however once Abhey Negi trapped Miller, Kendal were under some pressure and they soon saw Ed Price falling to Chris Brookes.

At the time Kendal found themselves on 71-2.

Darren Nightingale and Lukman Vahaluwala posted a critical third-wicket stand of 95 as Kendal recovered racing along to 124, before Nightingale fell to Chris Brookes for 80 off 84 balls.

Saeed Bariwala's quick-fire 13 off 30 edged Kendal closer and while he was bowled by Negi, Vahaluwala and Joseph Dodds saw Kendal across the finishing line as they closed on 217-4 off 43 overs.

Kendal will next be hosting Blackpool on Saturday.

They hope to repeat this very successful chapter in the league and see more successful knocks by their players.

Since being able to return to play since the Covid restrictions were eased, many clubs are eagerly awaiting the return of their fans in the future.