TATTENHALL recorded back-to-back wins over the weekend to begin the 2013 season in style.
Their potentially tough Vivio Cheshire County League trip to promoted Weaverham on Saturday saw the Division Two newcomers beaten by five wickets.
Then on Sunday, Liverpool Competition outfit Caldy were beaten at the Flacca in the first round of the National Village Cup.
Alan Brock (3-20) and Robin Mulvihill (5-20) tore through the Caldy order before Tom Hyslop and Stuart Sadler chased the target of 47 in just 3.3 overs.
Against Weaverham 24 hours earlier, the hosts recovered from 97-6 to post 176, New Zealander Dan Power taking 3-28 and skipper Mulvihill 3-50. Tattenhall passed the total with five wickets to spare, Hyslop (68) and the evergreen John Gibbon (46) top-scoring.
ALVANLEY travelled to promoted Davenham and came out on the wrong side of a rollercoaster game.
Davenham were asked to bat first and got away to a rollicking start, posting 35 in just four overs before Lee Ainsworth struck the first blow. Batsmen then came and went as Davenham subsided to 59-6. A lower order fightback was punctuated by wickets for the Alvanley pacemen. Greg Weir picked up 2-24, Chris Charles 2-28 and Ainsworth 3-30 as Davenham closed on 157 all out in 40 overs.
In reply, Andy Bennion thrashed the new ball to all parts for 51 off just 31 balls. After a promising start, Alvanley collapsed to 118-7 but Charles stood firm and put 18 on with Ainsworth and a rapid 19 with Greg Weir.
With three needed, Weir ran himself out and, two balls later, just one run short, the final wicket fell, triggering celebrations from the hosts.