BRAGGING rights were at stake at Broad Lane as Grappenhall and Warrington went head-to-head on Saturday.

The weather did its best to ruin the T20 double header between neighbours, but the sides were able to complete their matches much to Grappers’ delight.

It was the hosts who rode to victory in both matches, with the seconds besting their Warrington counterparts, too.

The first match was a tight affair, with Grappenhall squeaking home by just five runs.

Having put their hosts into bat, Warrington made a great start as Brad Roden dismissed Grappers openers Adam Roylance and Ben Bodha early.

Runs were hard to come by as Warrington kept up the pressure, with only Pete Barnes (22) and Albert Pennington (32) showing any kind of form.

Roden (2-15) and Rishav Manta (2-18) claimed the best bowling figures as Grappers were restricted to 113-7 from their 20 overs.

Despite losing the wicket of Rohan Luthra early, Warrington seemed to be in complete command of their chase as Brad McIntosh and Patrick Tyrrell guided them to 96/2.

Once Pennington had claimed the wicket of McIntosh for 42, however, it sparked a superb bowling and fielding display from Grappers.

Warrington needed just 18 from four overs but wilted under the pressure, Tyrrell clean bowled by 15-year-old Lewis Porter for 33.

Porter was nerveless in a final over in which Warrington needed just eight for victory as he secured an unlikely win for the hosts.

A shortened second game saw Warrington bat first and post 94/7 from their allotted 15 overs.

Jon Fletcher top scored with 31 while Porter shone again with the ball, claiming 2-20.

In reply, Roylance took the chase by the scruff of the neck as he blasted his way to 42, with Barnes again scoring 22 to provide valuable support.

As a result, Grappers were never really in danger and completed a seven-wicket victory in the final over.

The seconds had a superb all-round display from Ross Arrowsmith to thank for their win at Warrington as he shone with bat and ball.

He claimed 3-25 to help restrict the hosts to 100-9 from their 40 overs before hitting an unbeaten 53 to help Grappers complete a six-wicket victory with more than 17 overs to spare.