TATTENHALL continued their perfect start to the Cheshire County League Division Two season with a victory at Bredbury St Marks.
Tatts had an early surprise up their sleeves after winning the toss.
Their captain, Rob Mulvihill, put Bredbury in to bat despite the fact the home side were renowned for setting huge first-innings totals that sides rarely catch. The breakthrough came early, Mulvihill (2-57) slipping in a yorker to remove one of the openers.
Gary Forster removed Darren Carr, with the help of a sharp catch from debutant Martin Roberts, for a scratchy 35.
Mel Dobson (2-40) and Andy Morris (2-24) limited scoring opportunities to restrict the hosts to 191-8.
After a shaky start Tatts settled and overseas debutant Madhur Jethlia (25) punished anything wide with a flourish.
But it was Barry Mitchell’s 82 that really gave Tatts the chance of victory, a chance they took with Max Perry (27), Mulvihill (26) and Martin Roberts (19) all contributing with the bat to a final score of 192-7.
Elsewhere, OAKMERE lost by a single run at home to Sale.
The visitors opted to bat first and set a reasonable target of 162 for Oakmere. But the hosts fell short, reaching just 161ao.