KNUTSFORD’S in-form cricketers, with captain Adeel Bhatti again leading by example, proved too strong for their Tranmere Victoria counterparts in the Cheshire League on Saturday.

A four-wicket win was again built on a fine display in the field, with their opponents back in the shed with 112 on the board.

Bhatti took 6-50, and now has 49 wickets in first-team games this season, while Shake Shimul weighed in with 3-38.

The visitors’ reply started promisingly, with openers Muhammad Arslan (22) and Muhsin Ali (31) among the runs before Harinder Singh (3-22) applied the brakes.

Jay Khan (22) and Zeeshan Shah (10no) made sure Knutsford did not collapse, and they closed on 114-6.

They head next to back-markers Trafford on Saturday, from 1pm.

Knutsford’s seconds had an afternoon off in Division C after scheduled opponents Wistaston Village seconds conceded.

Over Peover are due at Mereheath Lane this weekend, also from 1pm.


UKFast Cheshire League

Week 19

Saturday, August 26

Division Four: Audlem 93 Old Parkonians 77; Knutsford 114-6 Tranmere Victoria 112; Trafford MV 74 Winsford 115; Westminster Park 135 Holmes Chapel 98-7.

Division C South and Central: Winnington Park 2nd 138 Aston 2nd 139-5; Winsford 2nd w/o Over Peover 2nd; Wistaston Village 2nd conceded to Knutsford 2nd.