Kendal Cricket Club hosts cricket as normal despite the devastation caused by Storm Desmond in December 2015.
With the help and support of many KCC hosted Chorley Cricket Club in their first game of the Northern League's 2016 season. Unfortunately the result did not go our way, CCC passing KCC's 203 first innings score in the last of the 50 overs, however there was nonetheless a huge sense of pride and achievement that the game went ahead at all.
Work continues to reinstate the ground floor areas of the club house and we hope to complete this later in the summer. During this time temporary changing rooms are in situ and it's business as usual for the bar team albeit in the upstairs lounge, all welcome.
Our sincere thanks to everyone for their help and support with the clear up and the recovery work and in particular to the ECB, Cumbria Cricket Limited and Sport England for their invaluable advice, assistance and financial support. Our thanks also to Stuart Canvas for timely completion of the repair work to the new net complex and the refurbished match pitches.
Finally it would be remiss of us not to acknowledge the considerable efforts of our groundsman, Kev Barnes, and his team and the support received from Wayne Chorley, Netherfield Cricket Club's groundsman. The fact that our first game saw over 400 runs scored is testament to their work and a good sign that the ground is recovering well.