Grappers make it seven wins in a row


GRAPPENHALL made it seven wins a row in the RSK Cheshire County League when they hammered Congleton by seven wickets.
Congleton – playing at home – were dismissed for just 108 after a superb bowling performance for the Grappers attack.
Arran McCabe finished with 5-36 runs from eight overs.
Ian Hall and Eddie Barnes picked up three and two wickets respectively.
Grappers response with the bat was pretty straight forward as they coasted home for the loss of only three wickets, Albert Pennington scoring 50 off just 34 balls. Skipper Pete Barnes finished 35 not out.
The result left Grappenhall still second in the division one table – 10 points behind the leaders.
Grappenhall 2nd lost heavily at home to Didsbury as a depleted side was rolled over for just 66 after Didsbury had posted a formidable 224-for 7.
Sunder Yousaf picked up two wickets for Grappers and Russell Walker and Steve Rooney scored 25 apiece.
Grappenhall 3rd also lost heavily against Didsbury, bowled out for 94 in response to Didsbury’s 217 all out.
Leg spinners Zak Judge and Fameesh Azeez both picked up four wickets for Grappers with Shlok Ramakrishnan top scoring with 24.
Warrington went down by 61 runs at Ashton-on-Mersey after putting the home side in.
Ashton hit a lively 228-4 in 50 overs with the visitors’ bowlers struggling to stem the flow of runs.
But it was a different story when Warrington batted, despite a solid start.
They were all out for 167 in the 44th over, despite 42 from Alexander Berry and 43 from Umer Zeb.
Ashton won the 2nd XI game at Walton Lea, although it was a closer affair.
Warrington won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first and bowled them out for a modest 141.
Pick of the bowlers was Rohan Gadapalli, with 3-28.
But Warrington could muster only 133, despite useful innings from Rishek Manta, 33, Ravi Sabba, 32 and Aamir Ali, 39.
In the UKFast Cheshire League, Lymm Oughtrington Park lost heavily at home to Bredbury St Marks.
Winning the toss, skipper Travis Scholes asked the visitors to bat first.
They hit a commanding 208-5 in 45 overs – a target that proved to be well beyond Lymm.
Number 10 batsman Andy Hossack top scored with 22 as they were bowled out for 97 – something of a recovery after being 61-8.
Appleton won a h igh-scoring game against Irby at Lyons Lane.
Asked to bat first, they hammered 234-4.
Rory Kellett top-scored with 71 not out, Ali Sharrif hammered 58 and there was a useful 48 not out from Wesley Jenkins.
Irby went for the runs and at 200-7 the result was in the balance. But the last three wickets fell for six runs to give Appleton the spoils.
Moshin Rafique took 4-28, Kellett 3-52 and Amir Aslam 3-3-41.
Appleton 2nd lost by 44 runs at The Groves.
The Wirral side batted first and were held to 147-9. Michael Cumberland took 4-37 and Dave Sujith 3-28.
Appleton were bowled out for 103, Liam Mannion top-scoring with 27.
Appleton 3rd were heavily beaten at home to Wilmslow after the visitors had hit 235-8. Oliver Cross took 3-50.
It was a target well beyond Appleton’s batsmen who capitulated for 70 in 26 overs.
Ollie Cooper top-scored with 18.
Appleton 4th won by eight runs at Cholmondeley, hitting 168-8 to the home side’s 160-7.
Glazebury won by six wickets at home to Cholmondeley after asking the visitors to bat first.
Jordan Carroll took 5-40 and Sam Stanier and Kenny Jarvis picked up two wickets each as Cholmondeley were dismissed for 151.
Solid batting throughout the order took Glazebury to 153-4.
Carroll and wicket-keeper Andy Calvert top scored with 30 each.
Glazebury 2nd lost by 200 runs in a match they would probably like to forget at North East Cheshire.
The home side hammered 256-2 and Glazebury were then bowled out for 56.


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