MIDDLEWICH could not complete a double over Bredbury St Mark’s last weekend but a draw extends an unbeaten run in the Cheshire League’s second division.

The visitors to Haddon Field put 195-5 on the board after winning the toss thanks to half-centuries from opener Darren Carr (76) and Matthew Asher (72no).

Gavin Twigg, with 4-53, was the pick of Middlewich’s bowlers.

They reached 147-8 during a reply that saw wickets fall at regular intervals.

A partnership worth 42 runs between Ryan Twigg (52) and Matt Ryan (20no) after they came together at 100-7 thwarted Bredbury when they appeared most threatening.

Middlewich seconds slumped to a 10-wicket defeat at Macclesfield’s thirds in Division B East after they were skittled for 44.

Their hosts needed less than seven overs to beat that total and collect maximum points.

They improved during a T20 Cup quarter-finals encounter with Kingsley on Tuesday when Joel Faun (67no) helped them to 153-6.

However their hosts passed that total with just five balls to spare despite the best efforts of James Bennion (4-21).


UKFast Cheshire League

Week 11

Saturday, June 29

Division Two: Ashley 226-6 Langley 163; Maritime 81-4 Irby 78; Middlewich 147-7 Bredbury St Mark’s 195-5; Stretton 204-7 Prestbury 158; Wilmslow 211-8 Appleton 187-7; Winnington Park 156-6 Heaton Mersey 154-9; Woodford 157 Hawk Green 252

Division B East: Bredbury St Mark's 2nd 175 Ashley 2nd 177-7; Brooklands 3rd 176-9 Warrington 3rd 178-4; Cheadle Hulme 3rd 231 Stretton 2nd 228; Hawk Green 2nd 163 Wilmslow 2nd 164-5; Macclesfield 3rd 46-0 Middlewich 2nd 44; Timperley 3rd 165-9 Stockport Trinity 2nd 168-4

Second XI T20 Cup

Tuesday, July 2

Quarter-finals: Kingsley 2nd 154-5 Middlewich 2nd 153-6; Lymm 2nd 58-6 Timperley 3rd 190-6