TOFT Cricket Club newly formed women’s team want their own kit – so that they do not have to wear the men’s any more!

Toft Tornadoes, as they have now been christened, got off to a winning start on Friday night when they beat Stockport Georgians’ third XI by 311 runs to 269.

They did so in the club’s T20 kit that has been worn by the mens sides over the past few years.

But now they are looking for a sponsor to go on the front of new training and playing kit that they are looking to shine in for the rest of the season.

A club statement says: “There will plenty of social media coverage for the new tops as well as coverage across Cheshire as we play five away games this summer!”

Anyone interested in helping out with sponsorship should contact

The next women’s softball fixture will be at home to Macclesfield on Friday, 6.15pm start.

On the men’s scene, all three Saturday games were rained off, with no play for the seconds and thirds while only 11 overs were played in the first XI game versus Nantwich.

Toft were defeated by Cheadle in the Cheshire Cup on Sunday via the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method, a mathematical formulation designed to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited overs cricket match interrupted by weather.

After losing James Drummond early, Ben Staniforth (34) and Scott Craig (32) put on 73 for the second wicket.

Toft then fell from 75-1 to 99-7.

A partnership of 40 between Jimmy Lomas (25) and Rohan Fernando (9 not out) took Toft up to 140 all out.

In reply, Toft took early and regular wickets, with Andrew Jackson (2-22) and Jonah Wasilewski (2-24) the main contributors, while there was also a maiden first XI wicket for Scott Craig (1-33 off 8).

At 61-5 the game was in the balance. However a good partnership from Cheadle meant they had reached 129-6 when the rain came. Cheadle were four runs ahead on the scoring method.

Toft’s thirds (110-9) secured a win at Grappenhall (109).

Wickets were shared between Sachin Srivastava (4-21), Gohar Rashid (3-19) and George Muirhead (2-29) as Grappenhall were bowled out for 109. Archie Close (31), Omar Siddiqi (21) and Daniel Gibbon (19 not out) chipping in.

However a big middle order collapse, which saw four ducks, left Toft on 109-9 with 1 to win.

Srivastava eased a single into the covers to take Toft over the line.

Meanwhile, Peover’s seconds had something to smile about as they managed to complete a nail-biting victory against Prestbury.

Peover bowled first and Prestbury built an impressive total, much of it down to Simon Gabor (55) and Kanthasamy Lishanth (66). The hosts finished on 178-4.

At the crease Peover’s top three all made starts but fell in the 20s.

It was left to 16-year-old Calum Mills (61 not out) and the experienced Alex Ingarjiola (35 not out) to guide the visitors to victory with 12 balls to spare.

Peover’s firsts travel to Irby on Saturday hoping to find some dry weather, while the seconds host Congleton at Wellbank Lane.