GRAPPENHALL Cricket Club’s teams were unable to post enough runs to cause too many problems for their Nantwich opponents on Saturday.

The first XI batted poorly to post 150-5, with only Ben Bodha really showing anything like form with 86.

Best support came from Josh Hayes, 26 not out.

Nantwich chased down the runs inside 27 overs for the loss of four wickets, three of which were taken by Rakshith Rao.

Grappers will need to do much better at unbeaten ECB Premier League leaders Timperley this weekend.

The seconds match between the two clubs at Nantwich was very similar.

Grappers posted 170 but Nantwich coasted to victory with plenty of time to spare and only three wickets down.

Captain Ross Arrowsmith, 51, and Luke McCoy, 43, were the visitors’ leading scorers.

To complete the hat-trick, Grappenhall’s thirds fell just short of Nantwich’s 195 on Sunday as they were bowled out for 190.

Meanwhile, Appleton got back to winning ways with a comprehensive demolition of Wilmslow Wayfarers.

Appleton bowled their hosts out for just 66, with Andrew Jackson taking three wickets.

The visitors chased down their target in only12 overs, with Ian McAuley hitting 41 not out.

The seconds lost at home to Upton’s thirds.

Despite posting a total of 180-7 in their 45 overs, Appleton could only take five wickets as their hosts chased down the total.

Appleton’s thirds were also beaten at home by Heaton Mersey Village.

John Porter, 61 not out, and Paul White, 52, shared a partnership of 97 as the hosts ran up 165-5 off their 45 overs.

Despite two wickets for Jess Lewis, HMV reached their target in the 44th over.

Appleton’s fourths achieved a thrilling last-ball victory at Ashley Academy.

The visitors racked up 165-7, with Phill Pugh hitting 45.

Ashley lost their last wicket off the last ball of the game to finish 161 all out.