BARNTON won their first T20 game of the season, brushing aside Weaverham by 10 wickets in a one-sided encounter.

Set a target of 71 to win, they needed less than nine overs after Aidan Malley (22no) and Paul Coot (39no off 26 balls) worked quickly and efficiently to get them there.

The Russets had lost wickets regularly after winning the toss and batting first, hampering their ability to gather momentum.

Opener Jake Spencer-Kellett (21) was one of Cory Devanney’s three victims, while Kevin Douglas (15) was the only other batsman to reach double-figures.

Neil Langham took 4-9 from his four overs, but Pat Flanagan went unrewarded for bowling two maidens and conceding only five runs.

SCORECARD > Weaverham 70 Barnton 71-0

Kingsley were impressive victors by seven wickets against Oakmere in the same section.

Their guests at the Croft posted 154-6 after being put in, a total to which first-wicket pair Alex Hodges (32) and David Norton (34) contributed the best individual scores.

Toby Mullins (3-22) dismissed both of them, and overseas Matthew De Villiers too, to continue an impressive start to the season for the former captain with the ball.

James Hodkinson (22no) and Nick Guest (12no) increased the visitors’ tally, while Charlie Loy (2-29) and Harry Waring (1-32) took the other wickets to fall.

Kingsley hurried to victory by the 14th over, skipper Ben Stoddart (82 off 34 balls) scoring seven fours and as many maximums during a destructive half-century.

Ali Begg (50 off 35 balls) provided support, passing 50 for the second time this week after finding the boundary on 10 occasions.

Mike Yeates and Austin Smith completed the job, while Matthew Howard (1-35), Guest (1-37) and De Villiers (1-27) shared the wickets.

SCORECARD > Kingsley 157-3 Oakmere 154-6

Winnington Park were emphatic victors in a group-stage opener at Appleton on Wednesday.

They restricted the hosts to 114-5, Stu Moniz (2-8) and Jonny Wales (2-27) claiming a brace each before Martin Cooper (43no) and Amir Aslam (31no) added 67 runs for the sixth wicket.

Captain Alec Butcher (74no off 43 balls) and Sam Barnes (36no off 21 balls) did not hang around, moving beyond that total in the 11th over after scoring 11 fours and four sixes between them.

SCORECARD > Appleton 114-5 Winnington Park 115-0


UKFast Cheshire League T20

Thursday, May 16

Group Four: Kingsley 157-3 Oakmere 154-6; Weaverham 70 Barnton 71-0.

Group Five: Glazebury 91-9 Lymm 93-2.

Group Six: North East Cheshire 149-5 Cheadle Hulme 124-6; Wilmslow 226-4 Prestbury 112.

Group Seven: Stockport Trinity 99-9 Haw Green 195-3.

Group Eight: Langley 238-1 Kerridge 56; Over Peover 181-5 Mossley 126-7.

Wednesday, May 15

Group Five: Appleton 114-5 Winnington Park 115-0.