Crewe & Nantwich 43, St Edward's Old Boys 5
CREWE and Nantwich completed their league programme in fine style by overwhelming bottom club St Edward's.
They bagged six tries, produced by flowing teamwork and individual brilliance in equal measure. The win helped them finish joint-third in the South Lancs/Cheshire League Division Two.
Now they will prepare for their Cheshire Plate final at Birkenhead Park on May 7. St Edward's opened the scoring with a try early on, but a scathing run by Andre Zwijnen and a charge-down by Liam Sloyan brought Crewe two tries to give them a 14-5 half-time advantage.
Andrew Latham (2), Karl Tatlock and Tim Cowap added efforts in the second half, and Danny Lynch went on to complete five conversions and a penalty.
Crewe 2nds - already assured of promotion in the Miller Homes League - defeated Bedlians 17-12. They can clinch the championship by defeating the same opponents at Vagrants Park, at 3pm on Saturday.
Crewe and Nantwich U15s enjoyed a successful tour of Dorset over the weekend.
They beat Wimborne 17-5, lost 15-12 to Melksham and Cor-sham; and won 17-0 in their clash against Swanage and Wareham. The U11s were runners-up in the annual Wilmslow Festival of Rugby at the weekend, while the U9s won their section.
Ludlow 10 Sandbach 7:
Sandbach missed the chance to end their title-winning season on a high.
With the Midlands League Division Three West (north) title already sewn up, they took on Ludlow who had only been defeated once on the road previously.
They defended stoutly for most of the first half but fell behind just before the interval to a kicked penalty.
Dan Massey and Ross Stitt sparked some life into their side when they combined to set-up Tom Blackwood for a try just after the restart. Will Cargill converted.
But a driving maul from the hosts yielded a converted try soon after, making it 10-7. Sand-bach could not find a way back. A spokesman said: 'Overall, it was a pleasing season with 20 wins and two defeats.'
Sandbach School's Lee Imiolek helped England U16s give Castlecroft, home of England Schools and Youth Rugby since 1990, a winning finale when they beat Italy 23-5 to complete a clean sweep in the inaugural Four Nations Tournament.