GRAPPENHALL Cricket Club first XI’s remarkable winning run has finally been brought to an end.

They still would not be beaten, however, as they fought hard to secure a draw with Lindow at Broad Lane to leave them 14 points clear at the top of the table with four games remaining and 100 points left to play for.

Batting first, Lindow posted an impressive 230-5 on a good wicket with Josh Hayes the pick of the Grappers bowlers, picking up four wickets.

Grant Hodnett top-scored with 73 in reply but the hosts found batting much trickier and their last-wicket pair were forced to hold on for a draw with the score on 199.

In the reverse fixture between the two second XIs, a century partnership between 17-year-olds Zak Judge and Lewis Porter earned Grappers an impressive five-wicket victory.

Chasing 182 to win, the visitors were struggling at 45-4 but Judge’s superb 63 and Porter’s unbeaten 56 saw them home with eight overs to spare.

Matt Titchard impressed with the ball, taking four wickets as table-topping Lindow posted 181 from their 50 overs.

Judge also started for the thirds the following day, taking five wickets with the ball as Grappers thrashed Elworth by 105 runs.

His bowling helped dismiss the visitors for just 91 in pursuit of 197 for victory.