LINDOW have bounced back from a dramatic last-ball loss to Warrington.

They remain top of the Cheshire County Cricket League Division Two table courtesy of Saturday’s home success against Mobberley.

The Lindow openers made a steady start, reaching 31-0 before Rob Herriott was caught in the gully for 12

From here a partnership of 72 between Tim Affleck (33) and Atiq Uz-Zaman (52) put the home side in control.

However, as 103-1 became 114-3 Mobberley sensed a way back into the game, but it wasn’t to be for the visitors.

First Adam Bull and Major Khan (27) grafted well for a partnership of 62, followed by a quick-fire partnership of 56 between Bull and Alex Matthews (23).

A late cameo from Matt Barnes and further boundaries from Bull, who finished 68 not out, allowed Lindow to declare on a mammoth 260-7 from 45 overs.

Facing such a big total, Mobberley played big shots from the start, but Lindow took their chances and dismissed the visitors for just 135.

The wickets were shared between the bowlers with openers Alex Matthews (3-29) and Rana Rauf (1-24) getting early success, before handing over to the spinners, Sully Raja (3-34) and Tim Affleck (3-31), to finish the job.

Lindow seconds were defeated at top-of-the-table Davenham.

They finished their innings on 163-8 with Henry James 49 not out.

The club’s under 15s captain was well supported by Rob Venables (35).

In response, Davenham reached their target for the loss of just two wickets, taken by Tom Rae and Hassan Rashid.

Lindow thirds welcomed Styal seconds to the club’s Wilmslow Phoenix ground and blew the visitors away.

Openers Khalid Ahmed (3-16) and Neil Barker (3-9) did the early damage, before under 14s player Will Espley claimed three wickets for just one run as Styal were dismissed for 35.

Lindow reached their target in seven overs for the loss of two wickets, with captain Hassan Mahmood 23 not out.

The fourths returned to the top of the table with a convincing eight-wicket win away at Woodley.

The hosts were bowled out for 121 with Rowan Day (4-31), Paul Wilson (3-21), Joe Day (2-7) and Tom Orr (1-35) taking the wickets.

Peter Venables (25) gave Lindow a good start in reply, before two of the club’s under 14s, Charlie Hodge (64 not out) and Tom Wilson (10 not out), took Lindow to victory.

The Lindow Ladies team was only formed this season, but they are playing like a team that has been together for years and they have enjoyed a very successful few days. On Thursday they won away at Lymm from the division above to book their place in the T20 Cup Semi-Finals, on Friday they won all their matches at the Sandbach softball cricket festival and then on Sunday they beat Marple Ladies in the league. With 18 players used across the three successes, it is clear that the victories are down to a real squad effort.