TATTENHALL set up a mouthwatering regional final with knockout kings Northop after seeing off Hawk Green in the Village Cup on Sunday.

Flintshire side Northop have progressed to the national stage of the competition for the last two years and Tatts will be aiming to topple them on June 12 after scoring a five-wicket win over Hawk Green at the Flacca.

Andy Morris claimed 4-46 as Tatts restricted Green to 196-7.

After tea, a fine opening partnership of 120 between skipper Roy Sandford (62) and John Gibbon (59) gave Tatts a flying start.

A flurry of wickets followed before Ian Richards (32no) and Rob Mulvihill (18no) steadied the ship and saw Tattenhall home with 197-5.

Fortress Flacca had witnessed another home victory 24 hours earlier when Tatts again won by five wickets, this time against Stockport Georgians in Division Two of the County League.

Sandford won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first on a track with a good covering of grass. Tom Hyslop (3-39) and Mulvihill both struck in their first overs.

A recovery of sorts saw Georgians reach 150-6 at 50 overs but to a solid bowling performance from Brock, Morris and Forster (2-31) restricted the scoring and Stockport’s decision to bat on backfired. They made just 14 more runs and lost their final four wickets, leaving Tatts to chase 165 in 46 overs.

New opening combination John Hope and Sandford took the score to 18 before they were both clean bowled. Gibbon (26) looked to be approaching some much needed form before a steady effort from Graham Harper saw a partnership of 67 develop with Hyslop, who was in a class of his own with the bat.

Two further wickets fell but Hyslop had an answer for everything, his majestic 80no deserving to win any game as Tatts reached 165-5.

MALPAS earned their second victory of the campaign by a tight four-run margin at Bredbury St Mark’s after declaring on 178-4.

Adrian Stubbs scored an unbeaten 51 and John Suckley finished with 48no before they dismissed Bredbury for 174 (Maneetha Nissanka 4-44, Mark Goldsmith 3-47).

In Division One, Poynton registered their maiden victory against CHRISTLETON at London Road.

Restricted to 167-8 (Iroshan de Silva 35) Christleton could not stop Poynton replying with a comfortable 168-4 (Iftikhar Naseer 2-44).