A CLASH of near neighbours on Saturday produced a thrilling game that went down to the last ball.

It was Alderley Edge who emerged victorious as they edged out Toft by a mere three runs.

Toft skipper Jimmy Lomas elected to field after winning the toss, but a partnership of 92 for the second wicket between Sam Perry (53) and Ed Foster (49) set Edge up nicely.

They eventually reached 199-8 from their 40 overs, with Lomas taking three wickets for Toft while Matthew Cornes, Tom Forster, Adam Kenyon and James Hodgson claiming one each.

Toft’s reply got off to a nightmare start as Edge’s Christopher Sanders dismissed Ben Staniforth and Scott Craig for ducks to leave them on 4-2.

Rob Sehmi (36) and Daniel Lord (20) rebuilt before Forster took over to hit a half-century with support from Ewan Williams (37).

However, Sanders taking the scalps of Forster and Cornes in the space of three balls swung the game back Alderley’s way and despite Lomas hitting an unbeaten 29, Toft fell just short of their target as they closed on 188-9.

Meanwhile, there was a mixed afternoon for Over Peover Cricket Club, with the firsts winning but the seconds beaten for the first time this season.

Stephen Price's superb knock of 99 helped Peover to an impressive 218-9 batting first on a dry wicket against Woodford, with Jon Bodimeade (20), Nilesh Suryavanshi (28) and Matt Tucker (22) adding valuable support.

Peover's bowlers then kept the shackles on their visitors during the chase, with Mark Nightingale taking six wickets to dismiss them for 140 in reply.

The seconds were bowled out for a disappointing 90 in pursuit of a victory target of 140 set by North East Cheshire.