THERE has not been a more exciting team to watch in Cheshire Alliance Division Two this season than Saughall – and so it proved again on Saturday as they served up a cracker at home to Heaton Mersey Village.
After Chris Andrews won a rare toss, Saughall got off to a flying start. Martin Huxley (62) and James Huxley (37) survived dropped catches to put on 80 for the first wicket before Adam Griffiths added 43.
Late flourishes from Andrews (26no) and Ben Salisbury (24no) then ensured the promotion-pushing hosts could confidently declare on 217-4 after 46 overs. And their mood improved further when Mandeep Singh (2-13) claimed two early wickets, the second a tremendous juggling effort from Mike Rowson at mid-off.
Heaton fought back but fine fielding from James Huxley and Mike Andrews and a top spell from captain Chris Andrews (4-37) ensured they were happy to hold on at 169-9.
FRODSHAM pulled clear of Saughall with an 137-run romp at Styal, who were bowled out for 58 (Dave Neary 4-23, Martin Dodd 3-9, Matt Williamson 3-22) in reply to 195-5dec (Williamson 58no, Geoff Abram 30no).
CAPENHURST continue to struggle in Division Three. They went down by five wickets at home to Ellesmere Port 2nds, who successfully chased down 99 (K Narine 33) when reaching 100-5 A Walklin 3-45).