TATTENHALL maintained their form on Saturday but were unable to follow up their first league victory of the season with a second.
Having triumphed at Burnage the previous Saturday, Tattenhall went into their latest encounter with high-flying Sale in good spirits - but had to settle for a creditable draw.
Tattenhall chose to bat and got off to slow start, accumulating just 18 runs from 16 overs.
But with wickets in hand, the hosts were able to step up a gear and Damian Lewis (53), Andrew Morris (32) and skipper Rob Mulvihill (37) helped their side set a competitive total of 175.
In reply, Sale looked to be heading for victory when they reached 120-2, but the hostile Lewis (4-73) and Mel Dobson (3-33) worked their magic to limit the visitors to 172-8.
* Tattenhall are looking forward to a big game this Sunday. They host Alvanley in the area final of the National Village Knockout.
Alvanley booked their place in the final thanks to a victory over Oakmere, who were restricted to 131-4.
After a slow start and the loss of three early wickets, Andy Bennion and Glenn Pickersgill guided Alvanley to victory.