TATTENHALL 2nds were beaten despite restricting Sale to a very achievable 164-9.

Bob Knight was the pick of the bowlers with 5-35.

But with the bat, Tatts crumbled to 6-4. Rouse put together a valiant 38 and, with Tom Green's 12no, he helped secure a batting point as they were skittled for 107.

Tattenhall 3rds enjoyed a hard-fought victory over Winnington Park, bowling them out for 159 before closing the target down with a thanks to Alex Sandland (54) and a tail which weathered a mini-collapse to secure the win.

ALVANLEY 2nds were bowled out for 72 by Alderley Park, who found little trouble in reply to win by nine wickets.

KINGSLEY 2nds were left hanging their heads in shame after a poor run-chase let fellow strugglers Holmes Chapel pick up 25 points.

On a damp track, Kingsley had no hesitation in inserting Holmes Chapel and the visitors struggled as Moores (5-76) and Hendry (4-10) spun them into a web and they were dismissed for 135.

At 92-4, Kingsley looked set for a comfortable chase, but the last six wickets fell for 29 runs as they were all out for 121. Harrison (31) and Moores (30) had earlier set the platform, but contributions from the rest of the order were nowhere to be seen.

Grappenhall 2nds succumbed to CHRISTLETON 2nds after being put in to bat .

Despite the rain, the wicket was dry and pacy as Jim Dathan (2-43), Brian Wareing (4-44) and debutant Richard Morgan Jones (3-42) bowled out Grappenhall for 211.

In reply, openers Morgan Jones and Chris Baker laid a solid foundation of 52, Simon Jones made 53 and Andy Hayland smashed a stunning 70 including six sixes, five fours and 26 off one over to take Christleton to a win with 214-6.

CHESTER BOUGHTON HALL under 21s faced Elworth, missing most of the first-choice squad due to first-team commitments.

Batting first, Hall scored 210-5 with Simon Law (39), Bobby Evans (37) and Jack Williams (50) standing out.

Elworth lost an early wicket but then looked like they would cruise home with a second-wicket partnership of 150.

Excellent spinning from Evans, athletic fielding by Tom Evans and sharp wicket-keeping, plus three wickets in the final over for Williams, saw Hall bowl out Elworth for 209 with one ball to go.

MALPAS 2nds' game was cancelled due to a sodden wicket. Tomorrow they face Cholmondeley 2nds away.