MALPAS achieved their best result since rejoining the Cheshire County Division Two, dramatically defeating leaders Brooklands at home by two wickets from the final ball.

Brooklands totalled 176 all out with Phil Johnson taking 6-64 against the away side.

Malpas recovered from a bad position thanks to Anthony Crabb (53) and opener Keith Rickett (41).

But it was left to tail ender Rob Ward to score the winning runs off the final ball to end on 177-8 and claim what could prove to be a priceless victory.

Malpas are away to Stockport Georgians on Saturday.

In the same division, TATTENHALL notched up a third successive victory beating Timperley by three wickets at home.

The quality of Tattenhall’s middle order ensured they defeated their opponents’ total of 186-8.

The home side’s captain Roy Sandford won the toss and opted to put Timperley in to bat first due to the condition of the wicket, which suffered from poor weather earlier in the week.

The stickiness of the wicket meant that the conditions were more suited to the slower bowlers and Gary Forster (4-65) and Sebastian Street (3-45) thrived.

Despite a promising start for the away side the aforementioned pair restricted the middle order to give Tattenhall a very manageable score to beat.

They got off to a poor start though as John Hope was caught by Qaiser Rashid at slip early on.

Mustafa Bashir took the scalps of three more of the home side’s top order and a score of 57-4 gave Timperley hope.

Ian Richards was also quickly dispatched before the pairing of Darren Gerrish and Robin Mulvihill scored 75 to return the momentum to the hosts.

After Gerrish was bowled on 30 runs, Andrew Morris stepped up, steadily continuing to notch up the runs with Mulvihill.

Morris was dismissed with just five runs needed and Mulvihill delivered, amassing a personal total of one short of a half-century.

Tattenhall will look to stretch their winning run to four games as they visit Stockport this Saturday.