FRODSHAM at last claimed their first win of the season in the UKFast Cheshire Cricket League – with a little help from the weather!
Hosting Malpas, skipper Matt Deakin won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first.
When the openers put on 46 before a wicket fell, it did not look like a good decision. But with Deakin taking 3-16, Mo Hickton 3-53 and Jamie London 2-29, things began to look better.
Even so, a final total of 155-9 set a considerable challenge.
But with rain intervening and overs lost, a revised target for victory was set and Frodsham’s evemtual total of 122-4 in 24.4 overs was enough to earn the points.
Sam Johnson’s unbeaten 62 was the match winning innings but he got good support from M Connolly, 26.
It was a less happy day for Frodsham 2nd who lost heavily at Caldy after the home side hit a formidable 244-2 in 40 overs.
Frodsham were tumbled out for 85 with Matt Dumbell hitting 40 of them.
On Sunday, Frodsham played a friendly game against Rainhill which ended in a tie, Frodsham hitting 234-7 declared and Rainhill replying with 234-6.
Kingsley were beaten at home after being asked to bat first by Tattenhall.
Alistair Begg hit 38 and skipper Ben Stoddar 20 with Tom Waring unbeaten on 19. But 135-8 was never going to be enough and although Kingsley bowled well the visitors claimed victory with 136-7.
Travis Martin took 3-21 and Stoddart 2-32.
Kingsley 2nd were forced to concede their game at Macclesfield.
Alvanley got the better of a drawn game with Ashton-on-Mersey in the RSK Cheshire County League – but only just. They picked up 13 points to Ashton’s nine.
Batting first, Alvanley hit 205 with Simon Gee, 88 and Michael Rowlands, 42 starring with the bat. Ashton replied with 201-6, Chris Charles taking 3-38.
Alvanley 2nd won by four wickets at Oakmere who were restricted to 118-9. Pick of the bowlers was skipper Charlie Fletcher with 4-22.
David Jones hit an unbeaten 52 and Fletcher 27 as Alvanley replied with 121-6..