How bids farewell with win

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Jamie How signed off his time at Kendal on a winning note after helping his side to a five wicket win at Preston in the Furness Building Society Northern Premier League.

How who returns back to New Zealand put in an all round display at West Cliff taking 4-21 in the first innings dismissing the hosts for 121. He then went on to top score with an unbeaten 49 in Kendal's reply with Chris Miller's side reaching the victory target!

Preston who won the toss and opted to bat, saw Sajid Patel top score with 35 and Soaib Dukanwala making an impression with 34 runs.

Kendal Jamie How

Jamie How took 4-21 and scored 49 not out as his 2012 sign off

However for Kendal to bowl out a difficult side for 121 was impressive, with Miller also impressing with figures of 3-33.

In reply Kendal got off to a slow start, until How's unbeaten knock led the recovery, with Kendal reaching 122 for five in 30.4 overs, Lukman Vahaluwala taking 4-25.

Kendal have now put themselves in with a chance of winning the league, as all eyes are now set on the bank holiday weekend games with leaders Barrow before the local derby at Netherfield on Bank Holiday Monday.

Netherfield picked up a much needed win after defeating Chorley by seven wickets in a rain reduced game at Parkside Road.

Following rain overnight and into the morning, the game didn't get underway till 2.31pm, giving the outfield a chance to dry. When play started the game was reduced to 37 overs aside

Chorley won the toss and opted to bat, as Netherfield restricted the visitors to 125 for six, Chris Williams with 4-35. Chorley's Iain Critchley the top scorer with 63 off 88 balls.

In reply Netherfield eased home in 32.5 overs, with John Huck top scoring with an unbeaten 63 off 59.

Leyland defeated Darwen by 68 runs in a rain affected encounter at Birch Hall. The game reduced to 42 overs, the visitors opting to bat as they were all out for 123.

Daniel Lamb made 30 off 61, with Darwen's Chris Wade taking 5-48. The hosts were shot out in their reply in 16.4 overs for 55, Brett Pelser with 5-18 and Luis Reece 5-35 doing the damage.

Blackpool v Fleetwood,Lancaster v Barrow and Morecambe v St Annes all fell to the rain. With the wickets at Lancaster and Morecambe both underwater.