Chris Miller's first innings return of 9-55 proved to be in vain after Kendal lost by 37 runs to Fleetwood.

Miller, who almost claimed all ten wickets, had bowled Fleetwood out in the first innings for 152 off 40.1 overs.

However a second innings return of 6-17 by Joseph McCluskie saw Kendal bowled out for 117 off 52.5 overs.

Kendal struggled at the start of the game after Jarrod Coombe and Mat Clark put on a first wicket stand of 43.

However, Miller, who brought himself into the attack, broke the partnership to dismiss Coombe who picked out Richard Dakin.

The Kendal captain was in relentless form to dismiss, Mat Clark, Dean Bell and Joseph Mc Cluskie as Fleetwood were reduced to 98-4.

Miller finished with a return of 9-55 after taking the wickets of Adam Sharrocks, James Wilson, Alex Ryder, Joe Bell and Christodoulos Bogdanos.

However the Kendal captain was denied all ten wickets after Saeed Bariwala collected the wicket of Fleetwood professional Neels Bergh who top scored with 60 off 75 as the hosts were all out for 152.

Kendal made a terrible start in their reply after Ryan Shephard was bowled by Sam Bell, before Joseph McCluskie bowled Zacchary McCaskie and Ben Phillips as Kendal slumped onto 25-4.

The Auld Greys continued to collapse after Oliver Tyson fell to Sam Bell, with Kendal in trouble on 26-5.

Lachlan Stewart and Jason Dawes restored an element of control as Kendal pushed onto 70, however Fleetwood made the break through when Stewart was stumped by Dean Bell off the bowling of Neels Bergh.

Kendal fought their way back into the game as Jason Dawes and Saeed Bariwala pushed Chris Millers Team onto 115.

However from being in a strong position Kendal suffered a dramatic collapse from 115 to 117 all out after McCluskie picked up the wickets of Bariwala and Richard Dakin before running out Chris Miller.

McCluskie finished the game off with a return of 6-17 after trapping Toby Tyson for LBW after 52.5 overs as Kendal were all out for 117.

Kendal host Penrith on Saturday.