JAMES Scott scored a maiden century for the first team on Saturday to help Toft climb to third in the Cheshire County League’s top-flight following a 62-run win over Didsbury.

He shared in a partnership worth 130 runs for the sixth wicket with all-rounder Andrew Jackson (52), racking up 103 in an 88-ball innings that including 14 fours and six maximums.

After slipping initially to 85-5, the men from Booth’s Park closed on 255 – the highest tally of the day across three divisions.

Liam Booth took 4-44 for the home team.

They fell for 193 after tea, when they struggled to recover after Jackson (2-45) and Tom Forster (2-32) reduced them to 17-3.

Simon Normanton (79) led a fightback before he was dismissed by left-arm fast bowler Scott, who completed a memorable afternoon by taking 3-30.

A distance to champions Alderley Edge, currently second in the Premier Division table, is 31 points ahead of a visit from eighth-placed Bramhall this weekend.

Play starts at 12.30pm.

Toft’s seconds completed a double when they beat their Didsbury counterparts by five wickets.

Captain Paul Ashley timed his introduction to the attack perfectly, taking 6-21 to help dismiss the visitors for 127 after they had been put in.

Matt Cornes took 3-25.

Andy Bones (35) and Ed Stubbs, who contributed a run-a-ball 73, put on 100 for the first wicket before their teammates completed the job at 128-5.

They continue to occupy top spot in the table, 28 points clear of Nantwich.

A trip to Macclesfield awaits on Saturday.