Grappenhall got back to winning ways after Kiwi’s incredible century


GRAPPENHALL got back to winning ways with a commanding victory over Neston at Broad Lane.

Batting first, they posted an above par total of 275 all out off 46 overs, thanks largely to an incredible knock of 122 off 71 balls from Kiwi Tom MacRury which included nine sixes and 11 fours.
Neston,s reply started well and they were still in the game at 167-2. But then Grappers’ bowlers began to pick up wickets regularly to reduce the visitors to 203 all out. Adam Roylance did the damage with 6-39.
Grappenhall 2nd had an even more comfortable win at Bramhall where they won by 205 runs.
Grappers batted first and posted a strong 287-7 from their 50 overs with Will Fell, 87, Ross Arrowsmith, 71 and skipper Graeme Rowlands, 63, doing the damage with the bat. Bramhall were never really in the game and crumbled to just 82 all out off 34 overs. Stanley Pennington picked up 4- 29 and Fameesh Azeez claimed 3-13 to seal a comfortable win.
On Sunday the 1st XI were knocked out of the Cheshire Cup after losing to Elworth by five wickets with a much changed side. Grappers were bowled out for 161 in the first innings with Will Fell and Arav Shetty both getting into the 30s. Elworth chased down the total with plenty of time to spare for the loss of five wickets.
Grappenhall 3rd put up a good fight but lost at Marple by 29 runs. Marple posted an impressing 214 -7 off their 40 overs with the young Grappers team toiling in the heat.
Zach Pomfret, aged 15, picked up his first senior five wicket haul.
In response, Grappers gave it a good go but ultimately fell short at 185- when the overs ran out. Iain Wright top scored with 83.

Warrington coasted to a comfortable seven wicket victory at Bredbury St Marks.
Winning the toss they elected to field first they restricted the home side to 182-7, largely thanks to fine bowling by Eswar Peddi, who took 5-33 in 10 overs. Adil Khan took 2-37.
When Warrington replied, openers Aamir Ali, 82 and Liam Jenkins, 50, put 112 on the board before they were parted.
Skipper Harley Barratt hit 20 not out to help Warrington on to their target in the 38th over.
Warrington 2nd won by eight wickets at home to Port Sunlight after dismissing the visitors for a paltry 55.
Raheel Noor took 4-11 and Zain Siddiqui 4-9.
Warrington knocked off the runs in the 14th overs for the loss of two wickets.
The local derby between Lymm Oughtrington Park and Appleton was a closely contest affair that ended in a five run victory for Lymm.
Put in first, Lymm hit 184-8, Kishan Megharaj top scoring with 54. Moshin Rafique took 3-41 for Appleton.
After tea, Appleton went for the runs with opener Richard Buck hitting 40 and Liam Mannion 37.
At 173-7 they looked well placed, but three wickets went down in rapid succession and the visitors ended on `179 all out.
Appleton won the 2nd XI game with Lymm bowled out for 150, Steve Knowles 43, Gagan Junja, 51.
Ashiq Josi took 4-20 and Alex Howard 3-42 for Appleton.
Skipper Phil Jackson hit 33, Guy Collighan 48 and Alex Howard 38 not out as Appleton replied with 151-6. Yash Shinde was the pick of the Lymm bowlers
Glazebury won by two wickets after bowling out Offerton for 138 at Hurst Lane, Kyle Keeble taking 3-19.
Aussie Anthony Meulman hit 50 from 43 balls and Jack Warhurst followed it up with 47 for Glazebury but there were some tense moments as the tail stole the last few runs needed for victory.
Glazebury 2nd lost by 70 runs at Offerton after the home side had hit a challenging 232-4.
But Glazebury made a good fist of it when they replied, finishing on 162. Top scorer was Satish Kumar with 61.


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