ADAM Roylance led from the front as Grappenhall picked up their first win of the season on Saturday.

The skipper’s left-arm spin claimed five Marple wickets as Grappers dismissed their hosts for just 109 to seal a 33-run victory, with overseas player Olly Knight picking up four scalps.

Roylance had earlier hit 28 with the bat as the visitors posted 142-8 on a difficult wicket, with Albert Pennington’s patient 57 the top score.

Meanwhile, the seconds were dismissed for just 75 by Marple at Broad Lane and while they made the visitors sweat by picking up some early wickets, they fell to a five-wicket loss.

The thirds also hosted their Marple counterparts and Richard Green’s unbeaten 116 helped them post a strong 219-6 before Lewis Porter’s five-wicket haul completed a 19-run victory.

Elsewhere, some remarkable bowling from Liam Heaphy helped Warrington complete a comeback against Stockport.

Chasing a victory target of 143, Stockport survived a testing opening spell from Rob Batey and Ashley Scholes before Heaphy took 4-9 in nine overs as the last six wickets fell for just eight runs.

Dan Rudd’s entertaining 66 and Pat Tyrell’s half-century helped the seconds post an imposing 218-5 against Bramhall, but they were held to a frustrating draw as Bramhall hung on to finish on 176-9 despite three wickets from Simon Hewitt.

Impressive knocks from Umer Zeb (50 not out) and Les Connolly (44 not out) rescued a draw Warrington’s thirds as they finished on 178-8 in pursuit of Stockport Trinity’s 204 while the fourths fell to a crushing 180-run defeat to Poynton’s seconds after being bowled out for just 50.

Meanwhile, Appleton fell just 10 runs short of their victory target against Irby – narrowly missing out on their first win of the season.

Three wickets each from Amir Aslam and Andy Thomas helped restrict Irby to 148-8, but the loss of five wickets for 16 runs wrecked Appleton’s run chase.

Aslam hit an unbeaten 53 but his side were eventually dismissed for 138.

The seconds won a nail-biter, with Mike Cumberland picking up five wickets to dismiss Oxton for 189 after Rick Clarke’s brutal 91 not out had helped Appleton to 206.

Jonathan Owen’s half-century was in vain as the thirds came up short against Urmston while the fourths fell to a seven-wicket defeat at Europa Exiles.