Barrow Cricket Club’s hopes of picking up their second win in a row in the Northern Premier League were dashed last Saturday, as rain forced their match at Kendal to be abandoned.

Kendal won the toss and chose to bat, but Barrow’s bowlers put in an excellent display at Shap Road to bowl out their hosts for 144, with opener Saeed Bariwala top-scoring with 28.

Greg Reynolds was the pick of the visitors’ attack, taking an excellent 5-44 in 15.4 overs to help peg Kendal back after openers Bariwala and Wes Marshall had made 48 between them for the first wicket.

All-rounder Toby Mowat chipped in with an important 3-31, but Barrow’s batsmen never got the chance to make the most of their bowlers’ good work as the rain set in during the tea interval and didn’t relent.

In Division Two of the Cumbria Cricket League, Barrow 2nd XI chased down a revised target of 62 to defeat Ulverston 2nd XI by six wickets.

Put into bat Ulverston’s M Saqib Ghumman gave his side a steady start but when he went for 42 the visitors collapsed to 118 all out.

Barrow’s task was relatively simple as they had 40 overs to reach their target and although wickets fell around him, opener Ian Allington guided the hosts home after 19 overs with an unbeaten 43.

Haverigg 2nd XI were skittled for just 97 against Whitehaven 2nd XI, with only 30 from their captain Roy Carlton proving any resistance.

Stuart Whitelock took 4-21 and Lewis Keeler 3-10 for Whitehaven, but the weather prevented them from having the chance to reply.

The same was true for Egremont 2nd XI, who had Cleator 2nd XI teetering on 122-7 after 40 overs before conditions worsened.