Double delight for Dabbers, Haslington battle back, but Congleton are defeated

Phil Stockton took four wickets in Nantwich's Cheshire County League Premier Division victory over Timperley.
Phil Stockton took four wickets in Nantwich's Cheshire County League Premier Division victory over Timperley. -Credit:Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel

Nantwich made it two wins out of two in the Cheshire County League Premier Division with victory over Timperley.

Visitors Timperley batted first at Whitehouse Lane, but were dismissed for 138.

Jamie Matthews made 21, before they were reduced to 92-9.

They did show plenty of fight, through, as Jonathan Fowler (32) and Callum Yates (21no) boosted their total.

Phil Stockton took 4-35, with the evergreen James Warrington claiming 3-19. There were also a couple of victims for Mitchell Spencer.

Nantwich fell to 20-2 in reply, but any nerves were soon settled by Luke Robinson.

Robinson blasted eight fours and five sixes in his 60-ball 84 not out - and Jake Pearson added 25 - to guide Nantwich to a seven-wicket win inside 18 overs.

HASLINGTON recorded their first Division Two win of the season at Ashton-on-Mersey.

They ran out convincing winners in the end, but were forced to dig deep after making a poor start with the bat.

Opener Jordan Sealey made 22, but at 83-8, Haslington were in grave danger of not posting a competitive total.

But skipper Ben Istead and tailender Stephen Davies joined forces to compile a 98-run stand for the ninth wicket.

Istead made 96 not out, hitting seven fours and three sixes, while Davies made 31, as Haslington recovered to finish on 207-9 from their 50 overs.

James Marshall was the pick of the Ashton attack, taking 3-28, with Fraser Hay and Zaheer Khan sharing four wickets.

Haslington then carried that momentum into the field on the resumption.

Three wickets apiece for Tom Gledhill (3-13), Jack Taylor (3-16) and Imran Khan (3-27) ensured Ashton were skittled for just 91.

Marshall (38) and Macca Hooton (11) made the most progress with the bat.

CONGLETON suffered their second successive Division Two defeat after being beaten at home by Cheadle Hulme.

Harry Podmore struck 52, featuring six boundaries and two sixes, as Congleton posted 147 all out.

Tom Balderson starred with the ball for Cheadle Hulme, scooping 5-22, while Aayush Singh Slathia and Rhys Collister took two wickets apiece.

Congleton captain Jack Higginbotham picked up 3-19 after the tea interval.

But it wasn’t enough for Congleton to pick up a first win of the campaign.

Ashton Muir (40) fronted the successful Cheadle Hulme chase, with support coming in the shape of Collister’s 22, Sam Bright’s 20 and 19 apiece from Adam Wilde and Ben Balderson.