AFTER their game against Toft on Saturday was washed out, Grappenhall go into the season’s final game with their survival hopes out of their hands.

They occupy the final relegation place in the Cheshire County Cricket League Premier Division, 13 points behind Bramhall.

Grappers travel to Marple – who themselves are just about safe from relegation – on Saturday while their rivals face title hopefuls Chester Boughton Hall.

The Broad Lane side know a victory for them and a Bramhall defeat is likely to be enough to keep them in the top flight for another season.

The thirds did beat the weather, but lost to Marple in their final game of the season on Sunday.

Ben Bravington top-scored with 40 as Grappers set their hosts a victory target of 150, but they got there for the loss of just three wickets and with time to spare.

Meanwhile, it was contrasting emotions for two of Grappers’ junior teams in their respective cup finals.

The under 18s lost the Cheshire Cup final for the second year running as they fell to an agonising seven-run defeat to Northop Hall, but the under 11s were victorious against Oakmere to win the North Cheshire Cup.

Appleton Tigers finished their Cheshire Women’s Cricket League season on a high with a 10-wicket thrashing of Stockport Trinity.

A treble wicket maiden from Abbey Gore was the highlight of Appleton’s bowling as they restricted Trinity to 101-7.

With the bat, Emma Barlow’s unbeaten 56 and 45 not out from Holly McCurrie ensured the Tigers cruised home without losing a wicket.