IT was double disappointment for Grappenhall as they slipped to two defeats at the weekend.

Despite four wickets apiece for spinners Adam Roylance and Albert Pennington, they could not prevent Timperley rack up an imposing 253-9 in Saturday’s league match at Broad Lane.

In reply, Grappers’ batting folded once overseas player Olly Knight was dismissed for 47 – the hosts were bowled out for 137 to fall to a 116-run defeat.

The following day saw a Cheshire Cup defeat to Port Sunlight, who set a victory target of 220 batting first.

Arran McCabe and Josh Hayes claimed three wickets each for Grappers, but once again it was their batting that let them down.

They got close but were eventually dismissed for 192 for a 27-run loss.

Things were not much better for the seconds – beaten by 46 runs at Upton – while the thirds rounded off a poor weekend for the Broad Lane men with a nine-wicket defeat to Sale.

Elsewhere, Warrington fared little better as their batting also collapsed in spectacular style.

Things started well with the ball as Brad McIntosh’s figures of 4-14 helped restrict Mobberley to 146-9 in the first innings.

However, only two Warrington batsmen then reached double figures as they were dismissed for just 50 in reply.

The seconds were also beaten – losing by 40 runs to Heaton Mersey – but pride was salvaged by the thirds and fourths.

After Nathan Jeffrey’s impressive 5-29 had restricted Hawk Green to just 198, Umer Zeb led the thirds to a five-wicket victory with an unbeaten 59.

The fourths then showed great fight to draw with a strong Knutsford seconds outfit – finishing on 161-3 in response to the home side’s 218-8.