KNUTSFORD’S seconds ended the campaign with a narrow five-run reverse away to Haslington thirds in the Cheshire League last Saturday.

Chasing 179 to win, their hopes were kept alive by a 67-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Mohammad Iqbal (62) and Jiten Parmar (34).

However the remaining four wickets fell for just 24 as Joseph Mosley (5-43) and Joe Cork (4-47) dismissed the tail-enders.

Earlier, opener Jason Jinks (122) had dominated the home team’s innings as they closed on 178 all out.

Parmar (4-44) and Abin Abraham (2-24) were the pick of the bowlers as Knutsford finish seventh in Division C South and Central.

A waterlogged pitch prevented any play at Mereheath Lane, where Knutsford’s first team had been due to host relegated Glazebury in a Division Four fixture.

It means Adeel Bhatti’s men classify fifth overall after winning eight of their 18 matches.


UKFast Cheshire Cricket League

Week 22

Saturday, September 16

Division Four: Trafford MV 19 Audlem 114 Cancelled: Knutsford v Glazebury; Old Parkonians v Holmes Chapel; Tranmere Victoria v Pott Shrigley

Division C South and Central: Aston 2nd 123 Over Peover 2nd 113; Cholmondeley 2nd 203-9 dec Wistaston Village 2nd 31; Haslington 3rd 178 Knutsford 2nd 173; Holmes Chapel 2nd 140 Winnington Park 2nd 141-6; Mossley 2nd 120-4 Langley 2nd 184-4 dec; Prestbury 2nd 104-4 Winsford 2nd 102-8