BOTH Winsford and Middlewich ended their 2019 Cheshire Cricket League campaigns on losing notes on Saturday.

Middlewich were beaten away at Heaton Mersey in Division Two while Winsford had a sub-par batting display to thank for their Division Four loss at home to Styal despite a comeback from the bowlers.

Having won the toss, Middlewich chose to bat and looked set to assemble a decent score when Stephen Parry and Kieran Boyle put on 68 for the first wicket.

Even after Boyle fell, Parry continued to reach 64 from just 52 balls.

Phil Parry then came in to hit a more patient 54 from 70 deliveries as Middlewich were dismissed for a more-than-respectable 220.

However, it was a target that proved easy to reach for the Heaton Mersey batsmen as they secured a five-wicket victory for their side.

Gavin Twigg took two wickets for Middlewich, who finished 10th in the table, with Boyle, Matt Ryan and Matt Allen claiming one each.

Winsford also elected to bat after winning the toss, but they found things much trickier on home turf.

They made a decent start as David Potts and Anthony Ollier put on an opening partnership of 44, but they collapsed to 79 all out.

Potts was the only player to reach any sort of score with 33, but the bowlers soon set about trying to cause an upset.

Hopes were high when Styal were reduced to 39-4, but the visitors eventually won by four wickets.

David Etchells claimed three early wickets, with James Tierney taking two and Craig Webb one as Winsford finished second-bottom.