BARNTON slipped further into trouble at the bottom of Division One after becoming the first side to lose to Prestbury.

Their latest batting collapse saw them skittled for 80 after winning the toss with only three batsmen making it past 10 and four others failing to score a single run.

Cameron Graham, with 5-14, did the damage.

Openers Adam Phillips (46) and Cameron Kirkland (32) were both dismissed by Pat Flanagan (2-21), but by then their side were closing in on their target.

They reached 83-2 in the 21st over.

“Relegation is very much a possibility,” admitted skipper Simon Hancock.

Kingsley’s six-wicket success against Lymm, another struggler, did their neighbours a favour.

Ben Stoddart (5-50) led the way as the Crofters sent their opponents packing for 159, while Adrian Burden chipped in with 3-40.

Three batsmen – Stoddart (35), Kieron Ollier (47) and Kingsley Warman (43no) – contributed to a winning reply.

Oakmere suffered a hangover from their promotion party in Division Two when they fell to a heavy 79-run defeat at home to Irby.

Their guests racked up 229-6 after Mark Newman (106no) and Waqar Khan (54) steadied an innings that was wobbling badly at 23-3.

The men from Overdale Lane were humbled out for 150 in reply with only Slade Mitrovich (46) and James Hodkinson (38) making a notable contribution.

Middlewich’s four-match unbeaten run ended when they lost by eight wickets at home to Stockport Trinity.

Phil Parry’s side mustered 98-7 off 25 overs in a match shortened by the weather, a target their opponents passed with plenty to spare.

A distance to the drop zone is now a single point ahead of a trip to fourth-bottom Irby on Saturday.

Sam Barnes was Winnington Park’s match-winner as they put a dent in Chelford’s promotion hopes in the same section.

He returned figures of 5-52 as the visitors succumbed for 149 at the Rec.

A fine afternoon’s work continued when he contributed 59 at the top of the order before the hosts secured a six-wicket victory.

Winsford lost by 80 runs at home to Glazebury in Division Four after restricting their guests to 156-8.

James Tierney took 3-40, but his teammates failed again at the crease when they collapsed to 76 all out after the turnaround.


UKFast Cheshire League

Week 19

Saturday August 25

Division One: Ashton on Mersey 169-8 Stockport Georgians 222-9 dec; Cheadle Hulme 201-7 Bredbury St Mark’s 67; Disley 256-3 Congleton 154-5; Haslington 118 Port Sunlight 119-7; Kingsley 163-4 Lymm 159; Prestbury 83-2 Barnton 80

Division Two: Middlewich 98-7 Stockport Trinity 99-2; Oakmere 150 Irby 229-6; Poynton 98 Maritime 152; Stretton 209 Ashley 151-7; Winnington Park 150-4 Chelford 149; Woodford 144-7 Wilmslow 140-9

Division Four: Audlem 253-4 dec Trafford MV 216-9; Bowdon Vale 167 Tranmere Victoria 194; Styal 92-2 Frodsham 91; Winsford 76 Glazebury 156-8; Wistaston Village 161-9 Knutsford 165-6. Abandoned: Westminster Park v Over Peover