LINDOW secured a convincing eight-wicket home win against promotion rivals Barrow.

The Lindow bowlers made quick in-roads in the Cheshire County Cricket League Division Two clash, with Barrow reduced to 33-4 thanks to openers Saleem Akram (3-26) and Rana Rauf (3-40).

The next pair put on 45 before Sully Raja swung the game Lindow’s way, taking 4-30 and leaving Barrow 131 all out.

In response Lindow were given a quick start by openers Eddie Bones and Major Khan before Tim Affleck (62 not out) and Alex Matthews (43 not out) continued their fine form with the bat.

Lindow seconds fell to their first defeat of the season at Cheadle Hulme.

Having decided to bat first they posted a below par 166 all out, despite 62 from James Wild which was well supported by Will Beckley (27) and Rowan Day (23 not out).

Day then led the way with the ball taking 4-41, but his efforts, along with Khalid Ahmed (2-27), were not enough to stop the hosts claiming a four-wicket victory.

Lindow thirds put in their best performance of the season to comprehensively beat Langley seconds.

Lindow won the toss and racked up 232-7 off their 40 overs, thanks to Hassan Mahmood (63), James Venables (50), Peter Venables (57 not out) and Liam Howarth (22).

After a good start, Langley could only reach 141 following an excellent spell from Ateeb Mehmood (4-23).

Howarth, Ed Freeth, Joe Day and Andy Shaw also picked up wickets.

The weekend was completed with a third successive win for the fourths.

Their hosts, Ashton-on-Mersey thirds, elected to bat first but could only reach 88 all out.

Rick Clegg (4-20) and Paul Wilson (3-17) were the pick of the bowlers.

Lindow then chased the score down in 17 overs with Charlie Hodge and Max Espley seeing the game home.