OVER Peover Cricket Club enjoyed a highly successful Saturday as both senior sides were victorious over their Bowdon Vale counterparts.

The firsts were 38-run victors at home for their second win of the season while the seconds kept up their perfect record of four triumphs from as many matches with a six-wicket victory.

Having been put into bat after losing the toss, the thirds made a brisk start as opener Stephen Price reached his half-century, but his dismissal for 54 sparked a dangerous collapse.

They were precariously poised at 75-5 when brothers Ben and Mark Nightingale came together to steady the ship.

Ben made 41 and Mark hit 23 as they put on 64 for the sixth wicket, but the final four wickets then fell for just two runs as Peover were dismissed for 138.

The bowlers then took over and regular wickets meant the visitors’ run chase never gained momentum.

Mark Nightingale backed up his performance with the bat by taking 3-22 while skipper Joe Mitchell and Dave Letven also claimed three wickets each.

Ollie Sykes claimed the other wicket to fall as an impressive fielding display punctuated by some excellent catches led to Bowdon Vale being skittled out for 100.

With their second win from four matches, Peover move up to fifth in the Cheshire Cricket League Division 3-4 NE.

The seconds played away from home and their decision to put Bowdon Vale into bat proved an inspired one.

Samarjeet Kumar (3-10) and Rob Bagust (3-25) were the pick of the bowlers while two wickets fell to run outs as Peover dismissed the hosts for just 73.

In reply, the visitors reached their victory target with relative ease to stay top of Division D East of the Cheshire Cricket League as Jim Shaw (31), Harvey Fitzsimmons (15) and Chris Powell (13) made key contributions.

Both sides face their Prestbury counterparts on Saturday, with the firsts playing away and the seconds at home.