AT the 13th time of asking, WEAVERHAM won a County League game on Saturday.

They beat another former Cheshire League outfit, Bredbury, by 53 runs in a match reduced to 70 overs in the Second Division.

There was a continued all-round improvement, much to the delight of captain Jon Lightfoot, and the contribution of Gordon Allen was crucial.

The 60-year-old left-arm spinner took 4-27 and received good support from son Jamie, 2-18, and fellow spinner Rob McMillan 3-20.

Bredbury were bowled out for 89 after Weaverham had made 142-8, with Guy Groves (48) and skipper Lightfoot (44) the main contributors.

Phil Harris and Richard Goodier, both 23, got Weaverham 2nds off to a good start, but the innings fell apart in the wet and they were all out for 79. Bredbury made 80-5 (Henrik Kazmierczak 3-25, Anthony Mainwaring 2-43).

In the same division, MIDDLEWICH were overturned at home by Cheadle.

Although Lee Challinor scored 35, Middlewich were all out for 100 and Cheadle rattled off 104-2 for victory.

WINNINGTON PARK were unable to extract a win from Upton. Having scored 191-9 dec - mostly via Craig Little's 112 - they had Upton worried but never wavering. Jamie Cowell took 5-25 and Upton held out at. OULTON Park were denied further title headway in the Premiership by rain which did not let up for their home clash with Nantwich, but the 2nds were able to extend their lead.

They got the better of a draw in a 76-overs game at Irby, scoring 162-6 (George Gay 55) and looking to 15-year-olds Ben Kettle (3-55) and Jimmy Guest (2-44) to restrict Irby to 150-7.

Oulton 1sts' title prospects will be considerably enhanced if they do not lose at second placed Bowdon this Saturday.

Sunday: Oulton 3rds 157 (Jimmy Guest 24) lost to Congleton 3rds 160-5 (Ben Kettle 3-48). Oulton U18s ended the season with victories over Chester BH, Winsford and Middlewich to win the Southern Section of the Mid Cheshire Youth Cricket Association and they now meet Grappenhall in the semi-finals. The U11s meet Cheadle in the County League Cup final at Little Budworth on Friday.