Fleetwood make Kendal suffer

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Fleetwood remained top of the Northern Premier League after a crucial seven wicket win over fourth placed Kendal at Shap Road.

Mat Clark's team opted to put Kendal in on what was an important toss to win since it worked almost immediately in the visitors favour as Kendal were soon in trouble at two for two.

They lost both Graham Baker and Donovan Du Plessis, Baker being the first to go after being given leg before to Sam Bell.

Du Plessis followed after he was caught by Lee Jones off the bowling of professional Shaun Leibisch.

The wickets kept tumbling for Kendal as Jamie How, and Darren Braithwaite went for low scores, after both were bowled by Bell who ended with figures of 3-43.

Terry Hunte briefly rallied with 22 off 34 before being caught by Lee Jones off of Adam Parker.

For Parker this was his first of what was to be a five wicket haul as he returned with figures 5-29

Parker was in exceptional form, dispatching of Gary Baker, Chris Miller, Jack White and Stu Parkin.

Nick Lewthwaite rallied with an unbeaten 30 off 54, as he and Stu Parkin pushed the score to 117.

Fleetwood raced to 59 in their reply before losing Mike Clinning for 30 with Nick Lewthwaite taking the wicket,

However the unbeaten 74 off 77 balls by Adam Parker steered the visitors to a crucial win as they reached 120 for three in 27.3 overs.

Barrow are now only a point behind Fleetwood after a comfortable 77 run victory over Chorley.

The hosts putting themselves in as they were all out for 198, Jon Miles and Liam Livingstone the pick of the batsmen as Miles ended with a top scoring 72 off 99. Livingstone also contributed with an important 37 off 36 balls.

Nicky Burns added some support after a slump in the middle order as Burns ended with 24 off 42 balls.

Iain Critchley bowled well as he was the pick of the bowlers with 5-66.

In the reply Chorley were all out for 121 in 37.4 overs, Daryl Wearing with 5-40, Vaughn Van Jaarsveld also impressed with figures of 3-61.

A late ninth wicket partnership of 48 between Andrew Holdsworth and James Daniels helping the visitors to a respectable total.

Leyland had to make do with a winning draw in their home game with Blackpool, Luis Reece hitting a ton as he ended unbeaten on 112 off 145 balls. Andy Furniss with the best figures of 3-54.

Blackpool held on in their reply reaching 127 for eight off 50, professional Dale Deeb with 44 off 114.

The wickets were shared about for the hosts, with Luis Reece, Brett Pelser and David Fisher taking two, and David and Andrew Makinson taking a wicket each.

Netherfield suffered a crucial set back in their quest for the 2012 title after losing to by 18 runs at West Cliff.

A crucial 48 off 114 by Sajid Patel and 44 off 65 by Soaib Dukanwala doing the most damage as reached 165 for seven off 50 overs.

Netherfield's wickets were shared about,as both Chris Williams and Marc Hadwin grabbed two wickets. Cobus Pienaar and Stuart Nixon helping themselves to one wicket each.

In the reply Netherfield were bowled out for 150, Andrew Starkie with 5-63, John Huck top scoring with 34 off 61 balls.

Morecambe defeated Carnforth by seven wickets at Woodhill Lane , the visitors shot out for 78 in 37.2 overs. Umar Amin in form with figures of 4-28.

The hosts racing to victory in 19.4 overs reaching 79 for three, Umar Amin with an unbeaten 27 and Lewis Edge with an unbeaten 21 with Edge hitting two huge sixes out of the ground.

Ikram Ullah also contributed with a knock of 21 to set the hosts reply going.

Darwen defeated St Annes by three wickets at in a dramatic league encounter at Vernon Road.

The hosts all out for 181 in 47.3 overs, Atiq Uz Zaman scoring 102 off 114 balls, (13 fours and 1 six). Shaun De Kock with figures of 6-67.

Darwen squeezed home in reply as they reached 182 in 49.2 overs, as Neil Cordingley saw Darwen home with a crucial 25 off 14 balls.Dinuka Hettiarachchi taking 4-80