TATTENHALL turned in a dominant performance against Alvanley.

The two sides are at different ends of the Vivio Cheshire County League Division Two table after experiencing contrasting starts to the campaign.

Hosts Tattenhall were asked to bat first and were made to work hard for runs by opening bowlers Greg Weir and Chris Charles.

The Alvanley opening pair could not find the edge of the bat and will feel unlucky to have bowled 19 overs without a breakthrough, although they did keep their hosts to a scoring rate of just above two per over.

Kenny Roberts’ superb run out of John Gibbon was nearly followed by a few more as Tattenhall played tip and run.

The tactic paid off as the home team upped the rate by pinching a series of singles.

Olly Thompson was finally removed for 96 by the persevering Steve Charles, whose 3-45 was scant reward for an excellent spell.

At the other end, Roberts bagged two wickets himself as Tattenhall went through the gears to end on a excellent 216-7.

Alvanley’s reply was not good enough. Nobody got above 20 as wicket after wicket tumbled. Some late order verve was added by Ben Tonge (13) but that was the only bright spot as Alvanley capitulated for just 85.

Robin Mulvihill (4-34) and Alan Brock (3-16) bowled particularly well for Tattenhall.

Dan Power, who had earlier scored 46 in a partnership worth 128 with Thompson, chipped in with 2-5.