BOTH Peover cricket sides successfully negotiated Saturday’s round of fixtures meaning they won their respective leagues.

The first XI needed a draw against nearest rivals Holmes Chapel to secure the title.

They were set a target of 184 for the win after a sub-par performance in the field that included dropping seven catches.

Peover’s reply faltered. Dave Owen contributed 22 before Matt Dobson and Ben Nightingale stood firm for nine overs but a flurry of wickets left Peover grateful that the lower order kept its nerve as they finished on 104 for 7 for the draw.

Skipper Mitchell said: “Over the season we played well enough to know that a draw would do and we kept our nerve. It’s great to have played any cricket this season and especially nice that we have been successful.”

In the seconds game, Holmes Chapel were all out for 107 after Kumar and Bagurst took wickets at important times.

Peover’s reply was built around Luke Carnforth’s 36 not out in 33 overs as he guided the second XI to victory and the title.

Peover’s second string have completed a remarkable turnaround having won only one game in the 2019 season.

Skipper Alex Rottenbury commented: “We have a great blend of youth and experience and everyone in the squad has contributed to wins at some point in the season.”

Peover host Haslington 3rd XI at Wellbank Lane on Saturday for the final match of the season.