GRAPPENHALL earned cricketing bragging rights in the town over the weekend.

As they clashed with neighbours Warrington in first and second-team matches, both games ended in favour of the men from Broad Lane.

The first teams clashed at Walton Lea with Warrington winning the toss and asking their visitors to bat first.

The Grappers top order settled in nicely and all contributed to a commanding total of 221-5 from their allotted 50 overs.

Richard Green top scored, smashing 62 from just 54 balls including five sixes while the Warrington bowlers shared wickets around.

James Rudd claimed 2-55 while there was a wicket each for Chaitanya Gadepalli, Jon Fletcher and Liam Heaphy.

Warrington’s reply got off to a good start, with Fletcher and Patrick Tyrell putting on 50 for the first wicket.

Then, it became the Pennington brothers show as elder sibling Albert dismissed Fletcher for 45 before leg-spinner Arthur took over.

The Warrington batsmen had no answer to his guile as he claimed six wickets and conceded just 13 runs from his seven overs.

This led to the hosts being bowled out for 146, wrapping up a 75-run win for Grappers.

The second teams met at Broad Lane and it ended in an even more emphatic win for Grappenhall.

Warrington were skittled out for just 94, with Matt Titchard and Nathan Lang picking up three wickets each and the hosts reached their target for the loss of just one wicket as Steve Rooney top scored with 46.