A FINE knock by Tom Hyslop was the highlight of Tattenhall’s five-wicket victory over struggling Stockport Georgians at the Flacca.
The Kiwi skipper hit 76no as his side recorded their third victory of the County League Division Two season.
The visitors won the toss and elected to bat on a dry, hard pitch with a very damp and slick outfield.
At 42-2, the Stockport innings seemed in the balance, but the next 20 overs belonged to the visitors as Simon Normanton (53) and Nick Johnson (38) righted an unsteady start.
The game turned with the introduction of Mel Dobson, who strung together a lot of dot balls on what was a very good batting wicket, before trapping Johnson leg-before.
Mulvihill also got reward, dismissing Normanton and Mark Vincent in the same over.
Dobson finished with fine figures of 3-46 from 14 overs, while Mulvihill wrapped things up, claiming 5-51 from 16.1 overs as Stockport were all out for a below-par 196.
A new-look opening partnership of Roy Sandford(14) and Graham Harper (21) got off to a flying start, 25 runs coming in the first three overs.
When three wickets went down, Tattenhall could have wobbled but youngster Stuart Sadler (20) and Hyslop put on a superb 62.
Andrew Morris (25) added important runs before Mulvihill (20no) joined his skipper and rattled off the required runs.
Hyslop finished the innings in fine, uncompromising style, smashing a six over wide mid-on to take Tattenhall to 199-5.
Malpas avoided defeat for the first time this season as their tail-enders hung on for a draw at Congleton.
Tom Blease was unbeaten with 90 and Kevin Waterhouse 67 as Congleton totted up 225-2. Malpas then responded with a spirited 166-8 (R Ward 63no).