Kendal Cricket Club held on to claim a losing draw against St Annes in a rain-affected game at Shap Road. Kendal had bowled St Annes out in the first innings for 169, with Jason Dawes taking 3-43. The Auld Greys were on course for victory when Ben Phillips hit a second-innings high score of 48, however once he had been dismissed, Kendal collapsed and had to rely on Shane Hyland and Toby Tyson to guide them 163-9 as they claimed seven points.

After winning the toss and electing to field, Kendal made a strong start with St Annes being reduced to 39-3, as Tom Higson was run out by Chris Miller before Tyson despatched of both Henry Higson and Mustafi Duraani who picked out Ryan Shepherd.

Edward Price saw off Alex Bradley as St Annes fell further into further difficulties on 47-4.

Kendal continued to take wickets as Miller bowled Richard Staines while Dawes bowled Josh Taylor with St Annes at 91-6.

However Matthew Breetzke and Andy Drake began to frustrate Kendal as they recovered onto 158-7.

Club professional Breetzke, who posted a top score of 96 off 102 balls, was finally dismissed as Dawes trapped the South African for LBW.

From that point Kendal ripped through the lower order as Saeed Bariwala claimed the wicket of Mitchell Bolus who was stumped by Shane Hyland, while Dawes clean bowled Matthew Yeadon for his third wicket of the afternoon.

Bariwala went on to return figures of 2-8 as Matthew Grindley was dismissed for two as St Annes were all out for 169 from 46.4 overs.

In reply Kendal made a steady start as Zachary McCaskie and Ryan Shepherd put on a first wicket partnership of 16. St Annes made the crucial breakthrough after Shepherd picked out Breetzke off the bowling of Mitchell Bolus before McCaskie fell to Matthew Grindley as Kendal were reduced to 37-2.

Phillips and Oliver Tyson dug deep to guide Kendal onto 67, before Tyson was bowled by Matthew Yeardon for 17 off 47 balls.

Phillips and Bariwala played some good shots as Kendal looked on course for their first home win of the season, however St Annes claimed the crucial wicket of Phillips who was caught behind by Staines off the bowling of Yeardon. Phillips dismissed for an impressive knock of 48 off 93, which included a four and three sixes.

Kendal from that point collapsed from 114-4 to 147-7, as Grindley dismissed Bariwala, Dawes and Price.

With the game reduced to 49 overs due to the rain St Annes piled on the pressure as Richard Dakin was run out before Grindley finished with figures of 5-29 as Miller picked out Yeardon.

In the end it was left to both Hyland and Toby Tyson who ensured Kendal held on for the losing draw as they closed on 153-9. Hyland undefeated with a steady knock of 15 off 31 balls, while Tyson stayed in to score one run from two balls.