PEOVER Cricket Club had mixed fortunes on Saturday.

The first XI suffered their first defeat of the season, while the seconds won comfortably.

The firsts were dismissed in the final over of their innings for 146 at Cheadle Hulme Ladybridge.

Peover made a poor start as Arshad dismissed three of their top four batsmen in an over.

Stephen Price (39) and Jim Shaw (10) looked to rebuild before Dave Letven contributed a breezy 14.

Peover continued to lose wickets before Mark Nightingale (38) and Harvey Fitzimmons (10) put on 52 for the ninth wicket.

Despite taking early wickets in the reply, Salman Sakandar (84) and Callum Evans (41) were both not out as Ladybridge reached their target in the 35th over.

Peover’s seconds hosted Appleton, whom they dismissed for 44.

Sam Croxton (3-11), Anand Jumani (5-11) and Ujwal Bhagt (2-6) did the damage with the ball.

Peover reached their target in the 12th over, with Sam Slack (14) and Indrajeet Harale (21) making key contributions.

On Saturday both sides play Holmes Chapel, with the first XI hosting at Wellbank Lane.

Meanwhile, results were mixed for Toft Cricket Club too.

The first XI lost by four wickets in the ECB Premier Division of the Cheshire County Cricket League at home to Hyde after setting a target of 112.

A seven-wicket win was achieved by the seconds, losing only three wickets to score 182 as they hunted down Hyde’s 178.

The third XI did even better in their T20 Group Two game at Tattenhall, who scored 89-7 before Toft responded with 90-0 to win by 10 wickets.

Toft are holding a four-day May half term coaching camp for youngsters aged seven to 13.

This will run from Tuesday, June 1 to Friday, June 4, from 10am to 3pm. The cost is £25 per day for single children and £20 each per day for siblings. There is a £10 discount for booking all four days.

To book, email or text 07795 171359.

Meanwhile, Knutsford second XI secured their third consecutive win of the season with another strong display at home.

Visitors Styal were asked to bat and restricted to 149-8 (Imam 48, Vose 37).

Skipper Mirza took 4-9, with club chair Downey 3-28, Asif 1-48.

The KCC batters wasted no time, taking 26 overs to pass the score and secure a six-wicket victory.

Downey (22) and Ahmed (29) started proceedings, followed by an unbeaten 88 partnership between Shimul (36 not out) with Hussain (59 not out) who scored his third 50 on the bounce.

The firsts were soundly beaten at Weaverham.

Unable to bat the allotted 40 overs, a 165 tally on a good wicket was never going to be enough.

Iqbal (53) and Ghazanfar (43) were unable to bat on. Saqlain's breezy 23 was halted by an excellent boundary catch.

The hosts passed the score inside 30 overs. Only Saqlain with two catches and two wickets stood out in the second half.

This weekend host Wilmslow, with the second team away to Cheadle Hulme, while there is also a first XI T20 Cup match with Holmes Chapel.