Leyland fall foul of rain

Lancashire's Luis Reece
Lancashire's Luis Reece
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The rain ruined any hope of a result at Fox Lane as, like many, only half a game could be completed.

Dave Makinson’s Leyland took on Kendal and in a rain-reduced tie, they closed on 153-8 off 38 overs.

Lancashire’s Luis Reece, despite looking scratchy early on hit a fine half-century.

Reece hit seven fours and two sixes in his 52 which came off 47 deliveries.

Chris Parkinson (29) and overseas amateur Alex Ross (23) were the main contributors for Leyland as Kendal’s Nick Lewthwaite took 8-41 off 15 overs.

Leyland could only manage 12.1 overs in the second innings before the rain started to pour.

Karl Cross (1-20) and Reece (1-26) each shared a wicket, the latter claiming the prize scalp of former New Zealand international Jamie How.

With no further play possible the game was brought to an end with Kendal 49-1.

The second team thrashed Kendal by nine wickets.

Will Jacques was the pick of the bowlers taking 6-20 off 11 overs as Kendal could only score 53 off 22 overs.

Young Lancashire junior Cameron Smith also took 3-12.

James Rounding (2) fell early but scores of 31 and 21 from Jonny Mote and Tom Reece saw Leyland home inside 10 overs.

The second team advanced into the Readers Cup final after beating Fleetwood by eight wickets. Monty Cottam took 5-12 as Fleetwood were bowled out for 101. In reply Dale Vardy hit 42 as Leyland chased to the total for the loss of two wickets.