Jimmy Warrington has six appeal to lead Nantwich to another league victory

Jimmy Warrington took 6-12 as Nantwich bear Alderley Edge in the Cheshire County League Premier Division.
Jimmy Warrington took 6-12 as Nantwich bear Alderley Edge in the Cheshire County League Premier Division. -Credit:Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel

Jimmy Warrington rolled back the years as his seam-bowling masterclass set Nantwich on their way to a third successive Cheshire County League Premier Division win.

The veteran seamer, who missed most of last season because of injury, helped himself to 6-12 to dismiss rivals Alderley Edge for 123 in Saturday’s encounter at Whitehouse Lane.

Warrington’s haul send Alderley Edge sliding from 101-2 after Sam Perry (49), Ed Foster (22) and Pat Ashling (20) had laid solid foundations.

Jason Foulkes also played his part for the Dabbers with a couple of wickets.

Nantwich didn’t have too many concerns in securing a six-wicket win to maintain their unblemished start to the league campaign.

Ali Chughtai anchored proceedings with 44 not out, with Ray Doyle chipping in with 31.

Luke Robinson and Phil Stockton then made 14 apiece to steer the hosts to the winning line.

Chris Sanders and George Valentine shared the wickets to fall.

HASLINGTON suffered a five-wicket home defeat at the hands of Port Sunlight in Division Two.

Ben Istead (31), Jack Taylor (21), Tom Gledhill (20) and Tom Coppenhall (16) made decent progress as Haslington posted 140 all out.

Matthew Hodgson scooped 3-9 for Port Sunlight, with Gareth Brooks and Martin Naylor taking a brace apiece.

Jack Taylor claimed his own double on the resumption, but it was the visitors who walked away with the spoils.

Simon Melberzs top-scored with 30, with fine support coming from Ben Nuttall (28), Sean Willett (22no), Lewis Davies (21) and Wayne Greve (17).

CONGLETON had a day to forget as they were thrashed by 10 wickets at North East Cheshire in their Division Two clash.

A stunning spell of 7-16 by home new-ball exponent Toby Carson left Congleton all out for just 41.

Daniel Williams (3-18) took the other wickets to fall, while Billy Buckley offered some resistance with 13 not out.

Unsurprisingly, North East Cheshire eased to their target.

Maximus Petrie made 18 not out and fellow opener James Banner walked off unbeaten on 16.