OULTON Park had reason to celebrate when they ended a wait for a first Premier Division victory of the campaign.

Their comprehensive eight-wicket success at Grappenhall propels them above their opponents and out of the table’s relegation zone before leaders Chester Boughton Hall arrive on Saturday.

A collective effort in the field saw them dismiss their hosts for 106 after Tom Hyslop (4-34) and Andrew Dufty (3-23) combined to do most of the damage.

Mark Latham held on to two catches and was also responsible for a run-out.

Captain Martyn East (64no) and Nick Ward (34) shared in a partnership for the second wicket worth 89 runs to take the Little Budworth outfit to the brink of a win at the 10th time of asking.

A win by 54 runs for Davenham at home to Macclesfield was their first in the Cheshire County League in more than a month.

They put 169 on the board at Butcher’s Stile after being put in, the highlight a partnership worth 45 between Sam Robbins (44) and Adam Garrod (13) for the fourth wicket.

Sam Hunt (25) and Ben Gough (26) chipped in too.

A stunning spell from Dean Jackson, who took 4-26 from a dozen overs that included six maidens, was instrumental in orchestrating a collapse to 115 all out.

Gough (3-35) and Danny Hancock (2-10) provided support.

Northwich could not make the most of an opportunity they created for themselves to beat table-topping Lindow in Division Two.

They knocked over the visitors to Moss Farm for 108, Glinoj Cherian (6-37) showing the way while Jordan McDonough (2-16) and Justine Joseph (2-36) played supporting roles.

The visitors had been 66-1 before the remaining nine wickets fell for 42 runs.

Glinoj (21) and Zeyol Jayasana took Northwich to 30-1 before their reply too collapsed, precipitated by Rana Rauf (4-27), and they succumbed for 71.

They remain without a victory in all competitions during 2019.


Vivio Cheshire County League

Week 10

Saturday, June 22

ECB Premier Division: Alderley Edge 131-1 Toft 130; Grappenhall 106 Oulton Park 107-2; Hyde 159 Chester Boughton Hall 222; Marple 103 Neston 279-6; Timperley 153 Nantwich 154-5; Widnes 89 Cheadle 90-3.

Division One: Bowdon 200-9 Oxton 190-8; Bramhall 75 Romiley 76-1; Davenham 169 Macclesfield 115; Didsbury 275-6 Urmston 165; Sale 149 Bollington 166; Upton 75-0 Brooklands 74.

Division Two: Christleton 108-3 Stockport Georgians 107; Mobberley 87 Alvanley 85; Northwich 71 Lindow 108; Stockport 173-9 Hale Barns 136; Tattenhall 68 Congleton 69; Warrington 125-2 Barrow 124.