KENDAL lost by five wickets at bottom of the table Chorley in another rain-affected game last Saturday.

Darren Nightingale's first innings knock of 76 off 85 saw Kendal score a relatively imposing total of 175.

Despite Chalana Da Silva's second innings return of 4-46, it was Chorley Professional Siddesh Lad who proved to be the match winner after his knock of 81 off 96 set the hosts up for the win, before Alfie Dobson's 29 off 45 balls saw the hosts to victory.

Kendal, who lost the toss and were put into bat, were two wickets down for just 22 runs after Samuel Steeple picked up the wickets of both Chris Miller and David Batty.

Nightingale and Da Silva posted an imposing third wicket stand as Kendal surged onto 153.

However, Kendal then suffered a dramatic collapse after Nightingale departed for 76 off the bowling Kieran McCullagh.

And the wickets continued to fall at regular intervals as Gaurav Dhar took the wicket of Oliver Tyson before Dobson ran out Saeed Bariwala.

Dhar continued to rip through the visitors after he dismissed Da Silva for a top score of 47 off 52 before trapping Joseph Dodds LBW.

McCullagh added further misery to Kendal taking the wickets of both Oliver Killiner and Paul Dodds before Dhar finished the innings off and closed with figures of 4-46, with Kendal all out for 175.

Chorley made a strong start with Louis Johnson and Siddesh Lad posting a first wicket stand of 72, Kendal eventually made the break after Kuldeep Singh trapped Louis Johnson for 22.

Da Silva applied further pressure on the hosts taking the wickets of both Harry Barclay and Keiran McCullagh and when Da Silva dismissed Siddesh Lad for 81, Kendal had a chance.

Chorley who were on 135-4 edged closer to victory and while Da Silva trapped Ben Simpkins LBW for seven, Dobson's undefeated 29 off 45 and Will Moulton's eight off eight balls secured the win, closing on 176-5 off 45 overs.