ON a wet day with many games hit by rain, the top three clubs scored key victories in the Premier Division of the Cheshire County League.

Nantwich remain 10 points clear with a tight two wickets win at Widnes, replying with 158-8 (tail-ender Ollie Griffiths 71) to Widnes’ 155.

Didsbury beat Toft by 21 runs after totalling 194 (Nick Anderson 58), then bowling their visitors for 173, Andy Jackson top-scoring with a priceless 45.

Oulton Park remain 21 points behind in third place with a tight two wickets win at Timperley, whom they routed for 68 (Andy Dufty 4-5, Martyn East 3-22, Ben Gibbon 3-38).

Oulton struggled after tea before reaching 71-8, James Plant scoring a match-winning 26.


Premier League: Didsbury 194 beat Toft 173; Hyde v Alderley Edge cancelled; Nantwich 158-8 Widnes 155; Timperley 68 Oulton Park 71-8; Oxton v Chester cancelled.

Division One: Bowdon 50-0 beat Davenham 47; Bramhall 211-4 beat Bollington 208-4; Brooklands 122-9 drew with Urmston 160-7; Grappenhall 179-2 beat Marple 176; Macclesfield 186 beat Sale 96.

Division Two: Ashton on Mersey 117-8 beat Lindow 115; Hale Barns 84 lost to Haslington 87-8; Barrow 143 lost to Alvanley 166-3; Christleton v Mobberley cancelled; Hale Barns 84 lost to Haslington 87-8; Romiley 100-6 drew with Upton 141.