ALVANLEY lost a thrilling Division One game off the last ball with Trafford’s last pair at the crease.
Alvanley got off to a good start with Mark Szymura and Andy Bennion posting 30 off six overs. But Szymura was out caught behind for 11 while Bennion soon followed, yorked for 20.
Marcus Gilbert (13) and Glenn Pickersgill (21) took the score to 69 before both fell within an over.
At 100-9 Chris Charles (25) came to the crease. Supported by James Wheelahan, he lifted the score to 140.
Trafford soon lost an opener after tea to Chris Charles and Pearce made it two. But Warner proved stubborn until he retired after Nick Geddis (2-25) caught him in the head.
Pearce ended an eighth wicket stand (4-39) but a battle with Trafford’s Park meant the last pair needed one run from one ball, which ended with a scrambled leg bye. This Saturday Alvanley travel to high-flying Brooklands.
Cholmondeley gave their relegation survival hopes a boost with a seven-wicket win against Ashley.
Ashley finished on 125-7. After a horrendous start at 3-2, Cholmondeley reached 27-3 before Phil Evans (33no) and Middleton (70no) put on 99 to see the Chums home. This Saturday, Cholmondeley travel to Trafford.
Malpas were thrashed at home by eight wickets by runaway leaders Brooklands.
Malpas were 0-2 but recovered to 206-6 (Eddie Barlow 61no, Jon Sucket 61, Keith Rickett 43).
Brooklands enjoyed an opening stand of 96 before Sharma smashed 60no off only 39 balls.
In Division Two, Chester County Officers’ 171-5dec was too low on a fast outfield. Mike Pownall hit 53no but in reply Lymm’s opener Gardner (53no) guided them to 172-3.
Wilmslow’s 142-6 was too much for Barrow.
Barrow opening bowlers Phil Johnson and Phil Noble kept them to 50 after 20 overs. Brett Bala’c then took all the six wickets.
In reply, Barrow fell for 114. They must now bounce back away to Lymm on Saturday.
In Division Three, Kingsley pacemen Rob Massey (2-20) and Travis Martin (3-29) blew the Lindow top order away leaving Lindow on 87ao. Kingsley reached 89 in just 18 overs to consolidate their place at the top of Division Three.