ALVANLEY warmed up for the start of the Meller Braggins League season with a friendly fixture against Chester Boughton Hall on Sunday.
The Filkins Lane hosts batted first and a late surge took them to 259-4.
Alvanley fell just short on 253-5 in reply, Andy Bennion hitting 97 as Dave Shewring and Ben Pearce notched half-centuries.
Boughton Hall 2nds lost by nine wickets to Neston 2nds, who hit 94-1 in reply to Hall’s 92ao (Pembroke 48).
Boughton Hall 3rds drew with Warrington, who reached 161-9 in reply to Hall’s 232-5dec.
Hall’s 4ths notched a 143-run success over their Warrington counterparts.