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Two tons at Shap Lane

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Up to six players throughout the top two divisions ended up with centuries in what was another dramatic weekend in The Northern Cricket League

Two of those centuries came at Shap Road as Kendal got a winning draw with Preston.

Kendal professional Jamie How started off proceedings hitting 112 off 104, which saw Kendal post a more than competitive total of 248 for four.

Kendal Jamie How

Kendal's Jamie How hits 112

How and Terry Hunte formed a 176 run partnership in 21 overs as Terry Hunte ended unbeaten on 88 off 79 balls.

In reply Preston Captain and Professional Lukman Vahaluwala hit a stunning 145 off 141 balls. The fantastic display was made even more special as Vahaluwala sustained a back injury in the first innings, which brought him out of the bowling attack.

Vahaluwala's 145 dragged Preston back into the game giving them a sniff of victory, as he and Charlie Williams formed a crucial 75 wicket partnership for the seventh wicket.

Chris Miller 5-69 and Stu Parkins 3-54 gave Kendal a chance of the win however Javaid Hussain and Andrew Starkie batted out 4 maidens for the draw

Morecambe defeated St Annes by 83 runs at Vernon Road, with Morecambe Professional Umar Amin hitting 135 off 94, in Morecambes total of 242 for seven.

Amin's century as well as the 2nd wicket partnership of 137 with Mark Woodhead gave Morecambe a solid platform after the earlier loss of Josh Dixon for 0.

Dinuka Hettiarachchi returning figures of 4-83 for the defending champions.

In reply St Annes were all out for 159 off 44.1 overs, Gareth Pedder returning figures of 5-40, whilst St Annes Nanthesh Kiruparan top scored with 55 off 90 balls

Barrow go further clear at the top after a comfortable 96 run victory over Lancaster at Ernest Pass.

Ryan Brown's 84 off 121 as well as Jonathan Miles 44 off 74 helping the hosts to a 1st innings of 221 for eight off 50.

Preston Vahaluwala

Lukman Vahaluwala also in the runs with 145

Lancaster's Iain Perrieman returning figures of 5-43, whilst Professional Timycen Maruma ended with 2-92

The visitors were all out for 125 in reply with Barrow Professional Vaughn Van Jaarsveld taking 6-27.

Fleetwood stay 2nd after a 20 run victory over Blackpool at Broadwater. The host's were all out for 116, with Blackpool's Steven Mercer taking 5-43

However Fleetwood Professional Shaun Leibisch (3-33), Sam Bell (4-30) and Adam Parker (3-32) all returned good figures as Blackpool were all out for 96

Netherfield won by 48 runs at Chorley as they keep up the pressure on both Barrow and Fleetwood. 47 off 81 by professional Cobus Pienaar and 45 off 62 by Chris Williams helping the visitors to 193 for 6 off 50.

Chorley were all out in reply for 145 in 41.2 overs, Chris Williams with 4-25. The host's were 96-8 at one stage but put up some resistance with Alex Weetman who ended unbeaten on 46.

Leyland had to make do with a winning draw at Darwen, Henry Thompson unbeaten on 89, setting Darwen a chase of 222 for 5.

Darwen stuck in their with professional Shaun De Kock top scoring with 73 off 135. John Cordingleys 35 off 54, and Neil Cordingleys 30 off 44 as the hosts ended on 202 for six.

On Sunday, The Lancashire Colts defeated Carnforth by 178 runs, The Colts batted first, as Fayez Ughradar hit 114 off 148, in the Colts first innings total of 267 for four. Their were also runs from Jake Hooson ( 58 off 84 balls) and Adam Holt 79 off 61 balls.

In reply Carnforth were all out for 89, Michael Burns with 5-26 for the Colts.