WARRINGTON came close to ending a disappointing season on a high note, but it finished in familiar fashion against Widnes.

A spirited bowling effort had them on course for victory at Walton Lea, but the visitors edged home by one wicket.

After being put into bat, Warrington had Mally Agar to thank for anchoring their innings as he made 54.

He found a partner in Aaron Soni (23) and the pair helped the hosts to 157 all out.

Soni and Isaac Webster then took charge with the ball, taking four wickets each as Warrington looked on course for victory.

However, Widnes reached their victory target while down to their final pairing of batsmen.

The seconds had better luck against their Widnes counterparts, winning by three wickets.

Warrington bowled their hosts out for 146, with change bowlers Arshan Dadrualla and Rob Dempster taking three wickets each.

Skipper Simon Swain survived a middle-order collapse and he finished unbeaten on 45 to see his side home, with Phil Whelan (24) and Ryan Swart (20) adding valuable tail-end runs.

The thirds’ batting collapsed against Port Sunlight’s seconds as they were dismissed for just 94, a target the hosts reached easily with no wickets lost.