TOFT Cricket Club will be looking for a change of fortunes for their senior teams this weekend.

The four in action as the new season got underway were unable to achieve a win, while only the second string managed a draw.

Toft first XI, who are away to Nantwich on Saturday in the ECB Premier Division, were defeated at home by Didsbury.

The visitors were being constrained to 88-4 but 96 runs were added before another wicket was taken, which proved to be a key period in Didsbury's success along with the way Toft's top order failed to dig in during their reply.

Liam Booth, 6-31, ripped in to take the wickets of four of Toft's five top-order batsmen.

Chairman Nigel Muirhead, who had taken five wickets for 64 runs off his 15 overs, was also among the highest run winners.

Muirhead, 21, and Ewan Williams, 36, produced the best partnership at the crease late down the order but the damage had already been done by then.

Ben Staniforth top scored with 30.

Tom Maddocks got his season off to a fine start with 104 not out in the second XI draw at Nantwich.

Ed Evans took 5-68 before the Dabbers declared on 251-8 off 45 overs.

Evans also provided the highest-scoring support to Maddocks with 34 runs but Toft completed their 55 overs on 222-9.

They will host Neston on Saturday.

The third XI, who will entertain Bowdon on Sunday, only managed 86 runs in response to the 173-3 scored by Trafford Metrovics at the weekend.

Toft thirds A (85) lost at home to Haslington (86-7).