IT was a rain-hit but successful weekend for Grappenhall Cricket Club as two of their teams were left celebrating success.

The seconds secured promotion to the Cheshire County League Second XI Premier Division after their game with neighbours Warrington was abandoned.

Both sides took seven points from the game, meaning Warrington could no longer catch Grappers with a game left to play.

Jack Critchley’s side face relegated Stockport in their final game on Saturday, with the league title still a possibility.

They trail leaders Oulton Park, who face another already-relegated side in Davenham, by three points.

The club’s over 40s team did get a game in and sealed victory in their T20 competition at Chester.

Playing in a final that was rearranged due to poor weather last week, Grappers dominated opponents Toft to dismiss them for just 86, with Ben Clissold, Ben Cagna and Mike Holden taking two wickets each.

Grappers reached their target with seven overs to spare, with Iain Wright making 30 and former Lancashire man Richard Green hitting the winning runs while at the crease with ex-England batsman Neil Fairbrother.

The firsts were saved by the rain at Broad Lane on Saturday but now hold their fate in their own hands when it comes to avoiding relegation.

Chasing 202 for victory against Nantwich, Grappers had slipped to 31-3 before the poor weather put an early end to the days’ play.

Adam Roylance’s side are 19 points clear of the relegation zone ahead of their final game of the season at Timperley on Saturday.

A win would keep them up no matter what happens, but they will stay up even if they lose unless relegation rivals Hyde pull off a shock victory over newly-crowned champions Chester Boughton Hall.