GRAPPENHALL firsts hosted Neston at Broad Lane and saw the end of their 100 per cent start to the season with a comprehensive nine wickets defeat to Neston.

Grappenhall posted 101 all out inside 37 overs with keeper and opener Liam Parkinson top scoring with 42, the only score of note. A mixture of good bowling and some poor shots contributed to the below standard performance.

Neston knocked off the runs with ease for the loss of one wicket inside 16 overs.

The firsts travel to Premier League champions Chester Boughton Hall next weekend.

THE seconds batted first and posted a par score of 177 all out in the final over with Ian Barnes reaching a powerful half century as Will Sharp and Tom Hulme contributed.

Neston finished three wickets down with eight overs to spare.

THE thirds travelled to Middlewich for their first league game of the season but unfortunately were unable to end the losing streak of the club this weekend, making it a miserable three defeats from three this weekend.

The thirds bowled first on a good deck and did remarkably well to keep the home side down to 142 for 9 in their 45 overs with an inexperienced bowling attack. A very notable performance from Stanley Pennington with his dependable medium pace.

The reply got off to a horrendous start with two wickets in the first over, soon after the third went the same way. Some excellent bowling from Middlewich reduced Grapperenhall to 25 for 5 and their was no way back.

The young tail did well to wag as Grappenhall scraped to 78 all out. Grappenhall are at home to Didsbury next Sunday.