SAUGHALL moved up to second in Cheshire Alliance Division Two on Saturday with an excellent winning draw at top-of-the-table Glazebury.
The result ended the Warrington outfit’s six-match winning run and left Saughall skipper Chris Andrews confident about his team’s promotion chances.
Andrews said: “Glazebury have had a phenomenal run, so to put them on the back foot like we did was a statement of intent.
“It promises to be an exciting season and I’m sure both clubs will be there or thereabouts at the final reckoning.”
After Andrews won the toss and chose to bat, Saughall never looked back as brothers Martin (66) and James Huxley (32) put on 92 for the first wicket before Mike Rowson added an explosive 53 off 44 balls.
Chasing 218-9dec, Glazebury had no option but to bat out for a draw after Dipak Jena (3-19) had them reeling at 78-5 – achieving exactly that as they ended on 92-6.
FRODSHAM suffered a six-wicket reverse on Saturday to Division One high flyers Hartford, who cruised to 165-4 after bowling their hosts out for 164 (Gareth Jones 68, Roger London 34).
The Division Three woes continued for CAPENHURST (47) as they were thrashed by visiting Rostherne (240-5).