TOFT’S thirds have secured top spot in the Cheshire County League’s Sunday Central Division as a reward for a four-wicket win at their Haslington counterparts.

A play-off awaits to decide if they will step back up to the Premier Division for next term.

The Knutsford outfit bowled out their hosts for 79 after losing the toss, with Max Nightingale (5-20) leading their charge.

They lost early wickets in their reply and wobbled at 59-6 before Dan Gibbon (24no) and James Hodgson (13no) steered the visitors to their target at 82-6.

It leaves them 40 points clear of second-placed Elworth.

Meanwhile prevented a conclusive match being played after Grappenhall and Toft had won their respective last-four encounters in the Over 40s’ Finals Day last weekend.

The two rivals – both members of the Central Group in which they finished level - will now meet in a re-arranged final at Chester Boughton Hall on Sunday, from 1 pm, after turning down the chance to toss a coin for choice of grounds.

If there is no play again, the trophy will be shared.

Toft edged Bollington, who had been unbeaten previously this season, by 11 runs after posting 141-5.

Simon Hardstaff, Mark Hope (both 32) and Simon Locke (26) made contributions.

Bolly closed on 118-9 off their 20 overs, Mike Nightingale taking 3-32.