OAKMERE ran out winners in a Cheshire Women’s Cricket League Division One match between two teams who lost on the first day.

Although only 17 balls remained when the Northwich club reached the victory target, they always had a measure of control during their run chase against Stockport Trinity.

Kerry Hartnett, Sarah Worsdale and Carol Ingham scarcely offered a chance to the bowlers throughout the innings, and the only wicket fell to a run out.

It all meant that Jenny Dunn’s fine innings earlier in the day for Stockport proved to be in vain – it was a patient effort from the former Cheshire captain, building her innings well before accelerating significantly in the closing overs.

Stockport Trinity 159-7 (40; Jenny Dunn 88, Sarah McCann 24, Kerry Hartnett 3-24, Rachel Tidd 2-24) (6pts)

Oakmere 160-1 (37.1; Hartnett 64 not out, Sarah Worsdale 47 not out, Carol Ingham 33) (25pts).

Elsewhere in Division One and in something of a nailbiter, Didsbury held their nerve to ensure that the 2019 champions and 2021 runners-up opened their account with a win against Leigh.

After top scoring earlier, Roshini Prince-Navaratnam also played the crucial role with the ball, with Leigh having looked well placed at 100-3.

Didsbury 144 (39.4; Roshini Prince-Navaratnam 45, Emily Wilkins 38, Adelaide Mather 2-7, Emma Capper 2-15) (25pts)

Leigh 125-8 (40; Sophie Heaton 39, Rachael Walsh 34, Prince-Navaratnam 5-8) (9pts)