TATTENHALL preserved their unbeaten home record, but only after hanging on for a draw with Poynton in Division Two of the County League.
Tatts skipper Tom Hyslop won the toss and asked the visitors to bat.
They reached 192-5dec as Tattenhall struggled with a wet ball as they stayed out in persistent drizzle.
A quick turnaround prompted a swift response, Roy Sandford (27) taking to the pace of Turner with two boundaries in the first over of Tattenhall’s reply.
Wickets began to fall but Stuart Sadler (35) top scored and improved his credentials as a first-team batsman.
Tattenhall were left with only one wicket in hand but they safely negotiated the final six balls to make it to 148-9.
Heavy rain dealt a cruel blow to MALPAS’ chances of a win, away to mid-table Timperley. Malpas had bowled themselves into a decent position before the weather intervened.
Having elected to field first, the visitors were on the back foot early on. But the introduction into the bowling attack of skipper Jon Suckley dramatically changed the course of the innings.
Timperley lost seven wickets for 26 runs, Suckley taking 5-26.
At 143-9 in the 41st over the heavens opened and the umpires decided to take tea. Unfortunately, the rain continued and play was abandoned.