FRODSHAM’S cricket season got off to a disappointing start as they suffered a 98-run defeat at home to Kerridge.
Batting first in the UKFast Cheshire League game, Kerridge hit a challenging 259-6 in 40 0vers.
Frodsham were bowled out for 161 in 30.2 overs.
It was a similar story for Frodsham 2nd who travelled to Old Parkonians and went down by 79 runs.
The home side batted first and totalled 171-7. Three Frodsham bowlers, Andrew Graham, Pete O’Grady and J Keleher each took two wickets.
When Frodsham batted, only wicket-keeper Brendan Connolly offered much resistance with 23 and the side were dismissed for 92 in 32.2 overs.
Kingsley started their season with a confident win at home over Runcorn.
Batting first, Kingsley hit 168-7, Haris Yassin hitting 55 and Jamie Creek 50. The visitors were dismissed for 76 in 29.5 overs, James Faint taking 4-2 and Craig Lynch 3-14.
Kingsley 2nd won by 49 runs at Timperly after posting a challenging 221-3 in 40 overs.
It was a solid batting performance overall, but Edward |Leneghan hit 60 and Keiron Ollier 85 not out.
Timperley batted well in reply but were dismissed for 172 in 28 overs, with Martyn Jenks taking 4-60 and Adrian Burden 3-37.
Alvanley got their season off to a good start with a seven wicket victory at home over Barrow in the RSK Cheshire County League.
The visitors batted first and posted a below par 138-9 in 50 overs. Pick of the Alvanley bowlers were Chris Charles with 3-17 and Matty Drury with 3-24.
Opener Michael Rowlands got Alvanley’s reply off to a good start with a well struck 62 from 129 balls, and there were good innings from Simon Gee, 31 and Alex Reid, 22.
They reached their target with seven wickets and 4.2 overs to spare
Alvanley 2nd also chalked up a fine victory at Chester Boughton Hall, dismissing the home side for 156, David Bergstrand taking 4-30. Alvanley coasted to their target for the loss of just one wicket, Josh Morris hitting 85 not out and Mark Szymura 52 not out.