A DEPLETED Tattenhall side saw their dreams of reaching a Lord’s final dashed on Sunday.

The club’s progress in the National Village Knockout was ended at the first national round stage as Lancashire visitors Woodhouses proved too strong.

Woodhouses batted first and posted 242-5, Ian Richards the pick of the home bowlers with two wickets.

In reply Tattenhall – conquerors of Northop in the Clwyd and Cheshire area final – managed a spirited 162 (Alex Sandland 30no).

It was a weekend of mixed fortunes for Tatts, who claimed a nine-run victory at Middlewich on Saturday in Division Two of the County League.

Put in to bat first, the visitors dipped to 42-3 before John Gibbon (62) steadied the ship.

Tattenhall’s chances of setting a challenging score were undermined by a late collapse – five wickets tumbled for 18 runs – as they posted 138.

But Tattenhall’s had a late surprise in store for Middlewich, who tumbled from 115-5 to 129ao (Andrew Morris 5-23).

MALPAS became the latest victims of a resurgent Mobberley at Church Lane.

Batting first, Malpas were ripped apart by Mark Lehman (6-41) and Jamil Naseer (4-19) on their way to 70ao.

The total was too small and Mobberley limped to a winning 73-5, Mark Goldsmith claiming 5-23.