KNUTSFORD’s batsmen completed their best run-chase in more than a decade last Saturday to extend a winning run in the Cheshire League to three matches.

Needing 224 to beat Glazebury, their hosts, they made it to their target in the 37th over.

In-form Muhammad Arslan (35) led the way at the top of the order before Ryan Butterworth (29) and Tahir Khan (40) added 55 runs for the fourth wicket.

Jay Khan (80no) was their match-winner though, striking seven fours and hitting five maximums to steer his side to a comfortable five-wicket success.

Glazebury had posted 223-7 after winning the toss, led by Dave Acton (89no).

Zeeshan Shah (3-47) was the visitors’ stand-out bowler, supported by Siddarth Kohli (2-49).

It leaves their side sixth in Division Four ahead of a trip to Audlem this weekend.

Meanwhile Knutsford’s seconds continued their recent run of positive results by easing to a five-wicket win at home to Haslington thirds.

Shake Shimul (5-27) claimed a five-for for the third successive match as the Crewe outfit succumbed for 145, a tally boosted by a last-wicket partnership worth 42 runs.

Adnan Ghazanfar (2-24) and youngster Alan Varuguese (2-23) weighed in too.

Knutsford had to recover from a slow start, slipping to 35-3, before Ghazanfar (51) and Abin Abraham (39) put on 81 for the fourth wicket.

Amir Shahzad (13no) and Alan Hills then finished the job.

Aston seconds are their guests at Mereheath Lane on Saturday.