ON a day when the majority of games in the Cheshire County Cricket League were spoiled by rain, Winnington Park were the only Mid Cheshire side to record a victory, writes Mike Talbot-Butler.

Park improved their mid-table posting in Division Three when they beat Upton at the Rec by four wickets.

They replied with 137-6 which included Sam Barnes 56 not out and James Hendry 38 after Upton had scored 136-9, when Barnes took 3-21.

Also in Division Three, Northwich piled up 181 at Barrow – a score featuring Pras Prassanan hitting 61 - but their hosts held out at 97-9. Hari Visvanathan took 5-13.

Tattenhall achieved a smart win at Ashley, while Warrington were rained off before tea at Hawk Green.

Oakmere totalled 176 at Heaton Mersey, with Slade Mitrovitch 73, and Mersey replied with 134-6 before the rain.

Kingsley came near to beating leaders Maritime after running up 139-8, with Ben Stoddart 40. Their hosts reached 106-9, with Stoddart taking 3-21 and Joel Logan 3-23.

In Division Two, Davenham stayed third despite losing by seven wickets at home to Port Sunlight, for whom M Abed was 56 and S Hunt 55 not out.

Division One leaders Bowdon won by six wickets at Romiley, but second-placed Sale were foiled by rain at home to Lindow.

Oulton Park stayed in mid-table despite losing by five wickets at Macclesfield, Martin East top-scoring with 38 in a tally of 130 while Andy Dufty took 4-33.

Alvanley reached 26-0 in reply to Urmston’s big 265-6.

There were only two winners in the Premier Division, one being Alderley Edge who routed Cheadle for 69, with Rick Wilkinson 5-20 and Andy Windle 5-27, before Alderley replied with 70-2.

Also winners were Chester who replied with 217-6 to Nantwich’s 216.

Playing at leaders Didsbury, Toft were saved by rain. They were replying with 29-3 after the leaders’ 227, which included Ed Newman 84.

Grappenhall were unable to bat in reply to Widnes’ 120-4.

Results and standings: ECB Premier League: Brooklands 221-9 drew with Neston 39-1; Cheadle 69 lost to Alderley Edge 70-2; Chester 217-6 beat Nantwich 216; Didsbury 227 drew with Toft 29-3; Grappenhall did not bat at home to Widnes 120-4; Hyde 222-8 drew with Oxton 78-0 Top three: 1 Didsbury 238; 2 Alderley Edge 237; 3 Hyde 235.

Division One: Bramhall 122 beat Stockport Georgians 31 all out; Macclesfield 133-5 beat Oulton Park 130; Sale 20-0 drew with Lindow 133; Urmston 265-6 drew with Alvanley 26-0; Romiley 168 lost to Bowdon 171-4; Timperley 33-4 drew with Congleton 217-4.

Top three: 1 Bowdon 254; 2 Sale 240; 3 Timperley 231.

Division Two: Ashton on Mersey 107-5 drew with Haslington 207-8; Bollington 45-4 v Cheadle Hulme did not bat; Davenham 176-5 lost to Port Sunlight 178-3; Stockport 69 lost to Mobberley 72-5; Hale Barns 89 lost to Marple 90-4; NE Cheshire 59-3 beat Christleton 58.

Top three: 1 Marple 261; 2 Haslington 236; 3 Davenham 227.

Division Three: Ashley 56 lost to Tattenhall 61-3; Barrow 97-9 drew with Northwich 181; Hawk Green did not bat v Warrington 95-3; Heaton Mersey 134-6 drew with Oakmere 176; Winnington Park 137-6 beat Upton 136-9; Maritime 106-9 drew with Kingsley139-8.

Top three: 1 Maritime 217; 2 Ashley 203; 3 Heaton Mersey 191.

Fixtures for Saturday, noon start, include: Premier League: Alderley Edge v Chester; Grappenhall v Brooklands; Toft v Cheadle.

Divison One: Oulton Park v Alvanley.

Division Two: Mobberley v Davenham.

Division Three: Kingsley v Hawk Green; Northwich v Maritime; Warrington v Oakmere; Winnington Park v Heaton Mersey.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, 11am start (free entry): Cheshire v Herefordshire, three-day Minor Counties Championship match at Alderley Edge.