ASHLEY Scholes continued his superb bowling form as Warrington made it two wins from as many completed games this season.

Scholes claimed his second seven-wicket haul of 2018 to help his side to a 20-run victory at Christleton in a low-scoring match.

Having elected to bat first after winning the toss, Warrington were soon in trouble and wickets fell at regular intervals.

They were in trouble at 67-8, but wicketkeeper Sam Houghton battled gamely for his 41.

Houghton was the last man to be dismissed as the visitors were bowled out for 112.

Scholes then took over as another devastating opening spell blew the hosts away and he finished with figures of 7-24.

Christleton were dismissed for 92, with Greg Sowerby (2-4) and Jon Fletcher (1-20) taking the other wickets to fall.

Elsewhere, the seconds played out a thrilling tie with Urmston at Walton Lea.

The hosts bowled first and shared the wickets around as Urmston reached 197-9, with Simon Hewitt, Mike Owens and A Shoaib claimed two scalps each.

Warrington lost early wickets in their run chase, but Shoaib came in and steadied the ship with a measured 73.

Opener Isaac Webster and captain James Lewis both hit 24 in support, but Warrington fell eight wickets down with five needed from the last over for victory.

Owens was run out with the final ball of the match to ensure the sides shared the spoils.

The thirds outclassed neighbours Appleton as they gained local bragging rights with a nine-wicket victory at Grange Sports.

Skipper Gary Musker won the toss and elected to field, with Harry Charvill leading his bowling attack by taking 3-30.

Aamir Rashid also claimed two scalps as Appleton were restricted to 121-8 from their allotted overs.

Despite losing an early wicket in reply, the second-wicket pairing of Rohan Luthra and Matab Alam allowed them to cruise home without further loss.

Luthra played the supporting role with an unbeaten 25, allowing wicketkeeper Alam to express himself in his vibrant knock of 80 not out.

Sadly, the fourths were on the end of a heavy 112-run loss to Knutsford’s seconds at Walton Lea.

The visitors declared on 167-9 before blowing their hosts away with the ball, dismissing them for just 56.