SKIPPER Chris Andrews produced one of the individual performances of the season as Saughall secured a dramatic Division Two victory at Glazebury on Saturday.
The 26-year-old, who has played for his village club for 11 years, finished with sensational figures of 8-44 after almost single-handedly earning his promotion-pushing side a one-run win.
After being asked to bat, Saughall struggled to get to grips with the rain-sodden pitch and were thankful to the steadying influence of Adam Griffiths, whose top score of 48 ensured they reached 137-8 at the end of their allotted 48 overs.
Despite an early wicket from the pacy Lawrence Gotts, the hosts were closing in on that total at 91-1 – but then up-stepped captain marvel Andrews.
Aided by some fantastic catches from the likes of James Huxley, Griffiths and Ben Salisbury, the spin king worked his way through the Glazebury attack before stopping them dead in their tracks on 136 to take his place in Saughall’s hall of fame.
Andrews said: “We showed good character and never gave up. Our form has been a bit up and down in recent weeks so a victory was important.”
FRODSHAM slipped from the top after drawing with Trinity, who posted 210-8 and then had the hosts under pressure on 170-8 when rain stopped play.
CAPENHURST went down by 51 runs in Division Three to Offerton 2nds, who set 203-7 and then skittled the visitors for 152