Kendal pulled further away from the second relegation place in The Northern Premier Cricket League after they defeated Penrith by six wickets on a weekend where very few games were played due to the weather.

Kuldeep Singh’s first innings return of 7-23 which included a hat trick saw Kendal rip through Penrith who were bowled out for 84, before Rongsen Jonathans undefeated knock of 27 off 25 balls guided Kendal to victory where they knocked the runs off in just 18.1 overs closing on 83-4.

Kendal who lost the toss and were put into field, made early inroads into Penriths top order after Kuldeep Singh bowled Ben Ellis and Ollie Greenwood while Harry Lee claimed the wicket of Nicky Burns who was caught by Rongsen Jonathan.

Penrith who toiled on 22-3 threatened a recovery when both Greg Cameron and Mohit Kale edged their team onto 51 before Singh saw off Cameron who was caught by Rongsen Jonathan.

Singh had further reason to celebrate after he claimed a stunning hat trick when the opening bowler dismissed Alistair Craig, Finlay Hansford and James Ellis in quick succession, as Penrith collapsed onto 57-7.

Kendal continued to apply the pressure after Matthew Park bowled Joe Robinson before Singh clinched his second wicket after seeing off Mohit Kale who was caught behind by Sam Fletcher.

Nathan Ellwood’s undefeated knock of 13 off 23 offered some resistance for the hosts before Chris Miller bowled Ben Johnston with Penrith bowled out for 84 off 30.1 overs.

In reply rain threatened Kendal’s prospects of victory, however once the rain stopped, play resumed with Kendal set a target of 81 off 46 overs.

With such a small total on the board Paul Dodd’s opened with a quick fire 21 off 20 balls, before Penrith picked up two quick wickets after Greg Cameron trapped Paul Dodd’s LBW, while Nicky Burns claimed the wicket of Tom Aspinwall who was caught by Finlay Hansford.

Rongsen Jonathan and David Batty guided Kendal closer to victory, before Cameron trapped Batty LBW, however Rongsen Jonathan and Sam Fletcher edged Kendal to within six runs of victory before Mohit Kale trapped Flecther LBW for 18.

Rongsen Jonathan and Chris Miller guided Kendal to victory as they closed on 83-4 off 18.1 overs.

Kendal host Lancaster on Saturday.