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Grappers back on form with eight-wicket victory

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GRAPPENHALL were back on winning form in the Vivio Cheshire County League with an eight wicket victory over Davenham at Broad Lane.
The visitors batted first and crumbled before the bowling of Adam Roylance, who took 5-9 in eight overs. Sam Guest was also on form with 3-21 as Davenham were bowled out for 76.
Grappers lost an early wicket but then Roylance followed up his bowling performance with a well struck 33, Peter Barnes hit 21 not out and Arthur Pennington 18 not out to earn vital points.
Grappenhall 2nd had an even bigger win after bowling out Davenham for 147, Joshua Hayes 3-23.
Ben Clissold hit 71 not out and Graeme Rowlands 60 not out as Grappers cantered to victory in 17 overs.
Grappenhall 3rd restricted Didsbury to 133-7, Stanley Pennington taking 2-27 but were then bowled out for 60, David Seed’s 19 being the highest score.
Warrington were humbled at home by Bowdon, who hit a challenging 190-5, Brad Roden taking 2-45. In reply the Walton Lea outfit could only muster 42 with Harley Barratt hitting 22 of them.
But if that was a humiliating defeat, the 2nd XI suffered even worse at Oxton where the home side hammered an incredible 342-4. Warrington replied with 160-8.
In the UKFast Cheshire League, Lymm Oughtrington Park were rolled over for 59 by Stockport Trinity, who coasted to victory for the loss of three wickets.
Appleton hosted Heaton Mersey and went down by six wickets after batting first and reaching 111-9, Lee Stoll top scoring with 28. The visitors hit 114-4, Rory Kellett being the pick of the Appleton bowlers with 2-23.
Guy Colligan hit 41 and Mark Sands 29 as Appleton 2nd hit 157-6 against Barnton. It proved to be insufficient however as the Northwich side responded with 161-4, Joe Cooper, 2-26 and Jonathan Ball, 2-44 sharing the wickets.
Appleton 3rd won a low-scoring game against Holmes Chapel who were bowled out for 57 after Appleton had set a modest target of 85. Sam Thorley and Nick Williams scored 18 apiece for Appleton and Tom Gray, 3-13 was the most effective bowler.
It was a disastrous day for Appleton 4 who were rolled over for a meagre 37 in reply to Old Parkonians’ 164-4. Jim Frodsham, 13, was the only batsman to reach double figures and Charlotte Cross, 2-19 was the main wicket taker.

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