REVENGE tasted sweet for Tattenhall as they secured a superb four-wicket Cheshire County League Division Two victory at home to Timperley.
Timperley ran out 180-run winners when the sides met in May and for a period of Saturday’s reverse clash they looked primed to put on another intimidating total.
The Altrincham outfit were going well at 50-4 before Tattenhall captain Tom Hyslop (4-55) unsettled their middle-order.
Rob Mulvihill (3-38) returned to mop up the tail to leave the visitors all out for 186 inside 49 overs.
The successful reply owed much to opener John Gibbon, who hit a gritty 135-ball, 210-minute, unbeaten 59 to guide the home side to 188-6 with five balls to spare.
Hyslop (45), Mulvihill (31) and Ian Richards (23) also played their part in what was only Tattenhall’s third win in 12 weeks.
Basement boys Malpas suffered their heaviest defeat of the season as they went down by 152 runs at home to leaders Middlewich, who set 259-6 (Russ Jones 3-43) and then snaffled their hosts for 107 (Rob Ward 38).
Alvanley slipped to second from bottom after a stalemate at home to Stockport Georgians, who held out on 98-9 (Dave Shewring 5-30) in response to 142-8 (Glenn Pickersgill 56no).
In-form Christleton also had to settle for a draw in their Division One clash at Cheadle Hulme.
The Stockport side survived a batting collapse instigated by Iftikhar Naseer (6-51) to close on 176-9 after seeing Christleton set 241-8 (Varun Sood 80, Iroshan De Silva 54, Ben Paterson 54).
Oulton Park turned up the pressure on the top two with a three-wicket success at Irby, who were invited to bat and flayed 223-7 despite the best efforts of Guy Emmet (5-85).
But led by the league’s league run scorer Ric Moore (127no) and Ben Tomlinson (58), Park reached 224-7.