ALVANLEY put their run of County League defeats behind them on Saturday by chalking up a 106-run success over Upton.
The out-of-form hosts were asked to bat first on a fabulous wicket and were soon into their stride.
The contrasting styles of Steve Charles and Andy Bennion were equally effective as early runs were plundered.
Bennion struck seven powerful boundaries while Charles was more aesthetic in an 11-over standing yielding 50 runs.
Bennion was given out for a run-a-ball 50 but Charles carried on serenely. He and Mark Szymura showed the gumption that has been lacking of late but both fell with the score in the 90s, Charles for a super 40 and Szymura for a solid 24.
Chris Jones and Nick Geddis learned from the previous week’s defeat and consolidated, taking their team into the 130s before Jones fell.
The stand that followed ran Upton ragged. Some powerful hitting from Geddis (47no) and Dave Shewring (30) was punctuated by some audacious running as Alvanley finished on 207-6.
In reply, Upton reached 40-2 before the spinners were introduced in the 19th over. Wickets continued to tumble and, at 90-7, the writing was on the wall. Upton were all out for 101 in the 42nd over, thanks chiefly to the efforts of Shewring (4-18) and Robin Fisher (3-24).