FRODSHAM made a losing start to life in Cheshire Alliance Division One as they suffered a 34-run reverse at Langley on Saturday.
Last season’s Division Two runners-up had their hosts reeling on 31-3, but Langley recovered to post 221-6dec.
Richard Warburton (2-45) and Martin Dodd (2-49) took a brace of wickets apiece for Frodsham, who got as far as 187 in reply.
Matt Williamson smashed 46 off 47 balls with Ged Swan (41), captain Geoff Abram (29) and Jonathan Lewis the only other players to make any sort of impact.
SAUGHALL, who just missed out on promotion last time out, opened their Division Two campaign with a five-wicket home defeat to Heaton Mersey Village.
With Jubilee Park bathed in glorious sunshine, home skipper Chris Andrews had little hesitation in taking first use of the wicket.
And his decision seemingly paid off after James Martin, with a personal best 83, and Martin Huxley (63) shared an opening stand of 119 before Adam Griffiths added a quickfire 35 to haul Saughall up to 211-3dec.
But Heaton were more than up to the challenge, and despite the best efforts of the likes of Dipak Jena, they made it to 215-5.