Kendal Cricket Club made it two wins from two after they defeated Leyland by five wickets in an impressive performance by Chris Miller’s team.

The Auld Greys, keen to build and improve on their dramatic one-wicket opening day win against Longridge, travelled to play an opponent who had also won their opening game of the season.

Kendal were boosted by the arrival of Indian professional Rongsen Jonathan after he arrived a few days prior.

Kendal bowled and fielded well during the first innings as they bowled Leyland out for 121 off 49.5 overs, where Toby Tyson returned figures of 3-15, while Kuldeep Singh claimed his one hundredth wicket for the club after he picked up a return of 2-18.

Matthew Park’s figures of 2-34 as well as one wicket apiece from both Freddie Fallows and Chris Miller were also crucial, while Leyland’s top run scorer came from Andrew Makinson’s undefeated 31- off 50 balls.

In reply, Kendal made a relatively nervous start despite losing the wickets of both Oliver Tyson and Brad Earl, while Freddie Fallows opened the batting after he scored 20 off 29.

However Kendal regained the ascendancy, thanks to Finlay Richardson’s 33 off 48 balls, while Rongsen Jonathan scored a steady undefeated knock of 39-65 balls.

And while Finlay Richardson departed with the second highest score of the innings, both Rongsen Jonathan as well as Lewis Richardson’s impressive undefeated quick fire knock of 22 off just 13 balls, propelled Kendal to victory as they closed on 124-5 off 28.5 overs.

Leyland’s Kurtis Watson returned figures of 4-43, with Iain Critchley closing with 1-20 off 3.4 overs, however Kendal kept South African Professional Kerwin Mungroo quiet as he closed with a return of 0-37 off 8 overs.

Mungroo who is 6ft 7, opens the bowling and went into the game with confidence after he picked up wickets last weekend.

Kendal travel to play Blackpool on Saturday before hosting Highfield in the National Knockout Cup on Sunday with the game getting underway at 1pm.