UNPREDICTABLE Chorley crashed to defeat against Kendal at Windsor Park on Saturday.

The locals up and down form was highlighted last weekend when they were skittled cheaply by Fleetwood before beating big-spending Bamford Fieldhouse in the ECB National Knockout.

That was a massive confidence boost to everyone at Windsor Park – but the batting woes returned in Saturday’s Chorley Building Society Northern League clash with the South Lakes outfit.

They too have been struggling at times this season and skipper Chris Miller stepped down in the build up to the game.

And free of the shackles of leading the side, Miller starred with the ball as he caused the Chorley batsmen no end of worries.

Chorley had already lost David Fisher, Jack Bentham and Will Moulton with just 30 on the board before Miller struck to send Ian Dickinson back to the pavilion.

Only Fisher (17) had made double figures and while skipper Andy Holdsworth and Iain Critchley both made a dozen each, they were the only other men to look anything like comfortable as Chorley slumped from 63-4 to 89 all out with Miller recording the remarkable figures of 6-17 from 6.4 overs.

Chorley needed early wickets to have any chance of defending their below par total but Ryan Nelson and Darren Moore were in no mood to fall victim to a defeat and they eased Kendal over the line with an unbroken 91-run stand inside 22 overs.