THOSE who played in Grappenhall’s win at Cheadle will never taste a game like it again.

Unbelievable scenes arose as the Grappers bowlers whittled down the opposing batsmen for just 15-8 at one stage and yet they were left clinging on at the crease in their own innings before celebrating a first win of the season.

Arran McCabe and Sam Guest played crucial roles.

Cheadle were utterly torn apart by McCabe and Guest, reduced to 7-7 and then 15-8.

Young McCabe in particular produced a truly magnificent bowling performance, picking up six wickets.

When he left the attack after bowling his seven overs, the Cheadle batsman staged a remarkable recovery.

Number nine Josh Dooler scored 74 not out as the Cheadle tail put on 130 runs for the last two wickets.

Openers Arthur Pennington and James McCoy got the response off to a good start in reply but when both fell in the 30s Grappers’ own collapse took hold.

Teetering at 108-8, victory looked a long shot as Grappers looked destined to throw away the match from the dominant position they held.

To the rescue came tail ender Guest, whose 26 not out supported by Albert Pennington, 21, steered Grappers home.

The seconds’ home fixture with Macclesfield was a much more sedate match.

Macc were dismissed for 151 inside their 50 overs with veteran Ben Cagna remarkably claiming his first five-wicket haul for the club.

Josh Hayes capped off a decent bowling performance with a match winning 51, with Steve Rooney and Tim Sykes contributing 33 and 46 respectively.

Grappers won by six wickets to make it four wins from five matches and return to the top of the table.

The thirds won by four wickets at champions Sale. Richard Wiles and David Seed picked up three wickets apiece and Seed, 54 not out, was instrumental with the bat too.

The hosts were rolled for 111.

In reply Grappers’ top order crumbled to 15-4 before Seed steadied things and was well supported first by James Brazendale and then Richard Wiles.

Seed took charge and opened up with some splendid shots as he helped Grappers cruise home, knocking off the total with six wickets down.