WARRINGTON picked up their first win of the season when they triumphed by 21 runs at Bramhall in the RSK Cheshire County League.
Batting first they were dismissed for 150 – a disappointing total after at one time being 123-5.
Skipper Jonathan Fletcher hit 31 and Rohan Luthra top-scored with 49.
The home side got off to a poor start but were still in the hunt at 101-5. But 5-23 from James Rudd put an end to any hopes they may have had and they ended uo 129 all out in the 39th over.
Warrington 2nd lost heavily hosting Romily after the visitors had
declared on 250-3.
In reply, Warrington could only muster 121 with Mahtab Alam top-scoring with 22.
Grappenhall had to be content with a draw at Congleton after setting a testing target with 284-5, skipper Adam Roylance hammering a powerful ton – 111 from 75 balls – and Albert Pennington contributing 44 not out.
Congleton’s last pair were at the wicket when they finished on 222-9.
Grappers bowlers toiled but could not take the final wicket to win the match, meaning the difference between 15 or 25 points. Sam Guest picked up 4-33.
Grappenhall 2nd also finished with a draw after posting 236-4 hosting Upton. Ben Bodha scored an elegant 101 not out and Graeme Rowlands weighed in with 74.
In response, Upton finished 173 -0 7 as they batted out for a draw. Ben Clissold took 3-48.
Grappenhall 3rd won their T20 game against Bowdon in the group stage of their competition and moved on to the quarter finals later on in the season. Grappers batted first and posted a solid 133 – 6 after recovering from just 23 of the first 7 overs. Steve Dickson top scored with 45 off 35 deliveries.
Bowdon got off to a flier scoring 43 in the first three overs but Grappers’ bowlers picked up a couple of wickets and started to turn the screw. Bowdon’s batsmen never recovered and the young sides scoring rate slowed. Thet finished 96 all out with an over to spare to send Grappers 3s through to the quarter finals after three wins from three matches in the group stage of the competition.
In the UKFast Cheshire League, Lymm Oughtrington Park lost by three wickets at Heaton Mersey.
Lymm were bowled out for 167, skipper Travis Scholes top scoring with 47.
The home side got off to a good start and reached 150 with only three wickets down. There followed a clatter of wickets but despite 3-28 from Scholes they coasted home with 171-7.
Lymm 2nd lost by five wickets against Alvanley.
Arvind Pillai hit 43 not out as Lymm hit 114-6 Alvanley hit 118-5
Appleton lost by 123 runs at Wilmslow after the home side hammered 222-8. Amir Aslam, 3-39 was the pick of Appleton’s bowlers.
Appleton were rolled over for 99, despite Aslam’s fighting 34.
But Appleton 2nd had a good four wicket win over Aston, who batted first and compiled a decent 197-6.
Appleton reached their target for the loss of six wickets, Richard Buck hitting 46, Guy Colligan 36 and wicket keeper Luke Mannion 66.
Tumbled out for a meagre 44, Appleton 3rd lost by seven wickets at Over Peover.
Hosting Oxton, Appleton 4th lost by 14-runs in a closely fought battle.
The visitors batted first and hit 167-7 in 40 overs.
Dylan Glass hit 32 and Alex Wright 33 not out as Appleton replied with 153-7.
Glazebury lost by seven wickets at Winsford.
Sam Stanier top-scored with 33 as Glazebury were bowled out for 127.
The home side reached their target in the 36th over for the loss of three wickets.
Glazebury 2nd lost by 39 runs hosting Warrington 4th.
Warrington batted first and hit 187-8 , Paul Higham hitting 44. Glazebury replied with 148-7, Phil McCue top scoring with a defiant 70.