KINGSLEY lost for the first time this season in a last ball thriller at home to North East Cheshire in the UK Fast Cheshire League.
In a rain-interrupted game, Kingsley skipper Ben Stoddart seemed to have made the right decision when he elected to bat first and the score stood at a promising 98-2.
Jamie Creek hit a useful 30 and Alistair Begg missed out on his 50 by just one run.
But the later batsmen struggled and the last five wickets fell for nine runs, leaving Kingsley on a modest 138.
The visitors started well in reply and reached 63 before the first wicket fell. But with overs running out in the shortened game wickets began to fall and when the last ball came the scores were level with a new batsman taking strike.
He managed the single needed to earn North East Cheshire victory and 25 points while Kingsley had to be content with nine points.
Kingsley 2nd travelled to the Wirral and went down by 18 runs against a strong Maritime side who batted first and reached 211-7, Martyn Jenks taking four wickets.
When Kingsley batted, Jenks was again in form, hitting an unbeaten 44 while Keiron Ollier hit 43. But the side could not keep up with the run rate and finished on 193-6.
Frodsham 2nd went down by eight wickets at Hartford.
Batting first they posted a respectable 152-8 but could not stop the home side from cantering to 158-2.
Alvanley won by two wickets in their RSK Cheshire County League game against Lindow.
The visitors were dismissed for 169, Chris Charles taking 3-31, and Alvanley’s victory owed much to Lee Ainsworth’s unbeaten 47 which took them 170-8.
Alvanley 2nd won by five wickets at Lymm Oughtrington Park after restricting the home side to 114-6.