THE first real sunny weekend of the season did not quite go to plan for Grappenhall Cricket Club, with the first, second and third XI sides all tasting defeat.

On Saturday, the first XI lost at home to Premier League champions, Didsbury, who posted 261 in their innings.

Overseas recruit Tom McCrury was the pick of the bowlers, taking 4-71 while Arran McCabe contributed 3-38.

It was always going to be a tough ask for the home side but they made a fight of it against the strong Didsbury attack.

Grappers were bowled out for 205, with the mainstay of the innings being Ben Bodha with 51 not out and Albert Pennington with 42.

Grappers picked up seven points to continue their decent start to life back in the Prem.

The seconds lost in a low scoring game at Bramhall, after having been rolled for just 77.

They showed more fight in the second innings as they took seven wickets but it wasn't enough as Bramhall got home with plenty of overs to spare.

On Sunday the thirds lost at home to Hyde.

Grappers were rolled for 104, with young Yuvan Sundermoorthy top scoring with 30.

Hyde coasted home for the loss of four wickets to cap off a disapointing weekend for the club.