ROB Herriott came to Lindow's rescue on Saturday.

The Cheshire County League Division Two leaders were on course for their first defeat of the season when his intervention with the bat proved timely.

The Upcast Lane men were staring down the barrel at 67-7 as they chased a competitive total at Congleton in a rain-affected game.

But a stoic 60 from Herriott and a counter-attacking 29 from Rana Rauf were enough to get Lindow to 124-9 and secure a draw in one of only a few matches to go ahead on Saturday.

After a two-hour delay and an early tea, the game began in a reduced 30 overs a side format.

Lindow won the toss and elected to bowl.

Congleton made a good start and after 19 overs Lindow only had one run-out to show for their efforts as the home side reached 80-1.

From there the introduction of Sully Raja (3-44) and Tim Affleck (3-33) saw a steady flow of wickets.

The Lindow response got off to a quick start as 20 runs were added in the first three overs, but a sharp run-out left the score at 22-1 and the Lindow batsmen just couldn’t get going until Herriott arrived at the crease.

They will look to return to winning ways on Saturday when Tattenhall visit Upcast Lane.

Meanwhile, Wilmslow High School's under 13s girls team are throught to the Cheshire Cup Final.

They beat Cheadle Hulme School, Stockport Grammar School and Fallibroome to become the East Cheshire champions.

This is a great achievement considering they’ve not had huge exposure to hardball cricket.

They will now play the winners of the west group to see if they can be crowned Cheshire’s best.

The under 14s boys team will be hoping to match their feat.

They have reached the semi-finals of their competition after beating Calday Grange Grammar School by seven wickets.

Ben Hamilton-Ryan was the player of the match, with his figures of 2-17, a run-out and 42 runs in the pursuit of Calday’s total of 107.

Wilmslow's under 12s boys team lost to Calday Grammar by 50 runs in the quarter finals of the Cheshire


The team showed glimpses of great cricket in the game but fell well short of Calday’s 118-6 with their 68-7.