TOFT will be looking to make amends for a disappointing start to the season when they head to Timperley on Saturday.

They had their work cut out when visitors Didsbury accumulated 295-5, the total having a foundation laid by openers Tim Hughes (114) and Charles Lowen (82).

In response Toft lost their openers James Drummond and Ben Staniforth for just five runs between them on the way to the side being all out for 181.

All-rounder James Scott (55 and 3 for 45) carried the Toft innings until the death.

Saturday’s oponents Timperley suffered a similarly heavy defeat in the ECB Premier League at Oulton Park.

Knutsford chased down 233 with two balls remaining in their nail-biting Cheshire League opener at Lymm Oughtrington Park.

Lymm were inserted and punished every bad ball especially with a small boundary to one end and a quick outfield.

Carr (59), Chadbourne (44) and Scholes (48) led the way.

Alam (2-55) and Khan (2-36) were the successful bowlers.

Knutsford’s scoring was kept in check until a 99 stand between Malik (44) and Khan (64) punished the second change bowlers.

Entering the last 10 overs ahead of the required rate, skipper Scholes raised the home side’s hopes by dismissing both batsmen.

Saleem’s quickfire 20 not out in nine deliveries swung the pendulum back.

A third Scholes wicket in the last over tied the scores but Alam calmly collected the final run to commence the season with a 25-point victory.

The seconds made it a double with an assured 13-run win over Brooklands third XI.

Main batting contributors were debutant Alamdar (58), Hamza (30) and Zain (23 not out) in a 179-9 total.

Another debutant, seamer Atul Jan, bowled well (3 for 31), along with Sumon (2 for 25) and Mirza (1 for 20), as Brooklands fell short at 166-8.

Over Peover’s sides had a mixed opening day.

The firsts swept to victory after electing to field first at Styal.

Peover’s attack restricted the hosts to 75-9 in their alloted 40 overs.

Jones (1 for 7), Nightingale (3 for 8) and Suryavanshi (3 for 14) were the pick of the bowlers.

Peover fielded well, taking three excellent catches.

In reply Price got the innings off to a quick start with a stylish 23.

As the batsmen looked to be positive wickets fell but a quickfire 21 not out by Dobson meant that Peover reached their target in 18 overs for the loss of seven wickets.

Peover second XI were edged out by Bowdon Vale at Wellbank Lane.

The hosts took regular wickets but an innings of 75 by Ryan meant that the visitors posted 149 all out.

The wickets were shared between Bagurst 2 for 14, Jumani 2 for 17, Mills 3 for 37 and the returning Ingarjiola 3 for 38.

In reply, Peover struggled to get close to the target until veterans Ingarjiola (43) and Ruddock increased the scoring rate.

Ingarjiolas’ dismissal in the penultimate over meant that Peover required 11 off the final over. Despite skipper Rottenbury’s best efforts they fell five short in an exciting finish.