JACK Garner’s maiden half-century for Davenham’s seconds was a highlight of their crushing 128-run victory against visiting Ashton on Mersey.

The teenager was unbeaten on 78, finding the boundary 11 times, when the home team’s innings closed on 221 after enjoying support from Mark Greaves (32) and Andrew Simmons (24).

His brother Harry impressed in the field, taking 2-9 and also holding on to two catches, as the hosts knocked over their opponents for 93.

Jimmy O’Sullivan (4-23) and Simmons (4-18) enjoyed themselves too, leaving Davenham top of the table.

Oulton Park’s seconds sit third in the Premier Division after a 16-run win at Upton.

Defending 137, they knocked over their hosts after taking inspiration from a fine bowling display by Andy Hards (4-25 off 15 overs) before youngster Elliott Ashwell (2-3) finished the job.

Openers Jonny Litler (18) and captain Ben Tomlinson (29) had put on 46 for the first wicket earlier in the afternoon, while Ashwell added 25, but Graeme Keenan (4-41) and Callum McCormick (4-24) made sure wickets fell at regular intervals.


Vivio Cheshire County League

Week Seven

Saturday, June 1

Second XI

Premier Division: Didsbury 150 Chester Boughton Hall 154-8; Hyde 170 Nantwich 174-8; Marple 154 Toft 134; Neston 87-3 Cheadle 86; Upton 121 Oulton Park 137.

Division Two: Congleton 168 Cheadle Hulme 113; Davenham 221 Ashton on Mersey 93; Stockport 175-9 Ashton on Mersey 93; Stockport 175-9 Lindow 176-3; Tattenhall 162-5 Alvanley 158-7; Widnes 168 Hale Barns 104.