THERE is a feeling that things are starting to come together for Grappenhall Cricket Club's first XI this season.

Their second win of the season on Saturday was only the second time they have beaten Cheshire County League powerhouse Chester Boughton Hall in 15 years, leaving them eighth on the ladder.

Grappers head to fourth-placed Hyde on Saturday looking as though they are really starting to gel and kick on after last year's promotion campaign.

They were buoyed for the Chester clash, which they won by 50 runs, with the inclusion of Leicestershire contracted all-rounder Eddie Barnes.

Captain Pete Barnes won the toss and decided to bat, which proved an excellent decision as the side racked up an outstanding 238 off 54 overs.

Peter Barnes provided the glue to the innings with 48, with contributions coming throughout the order.

Lewis Porter (40) and Albert Pennington (35) both played beautifully in the middle order, while Arav Shetty and Arthur Pennington got the side off to a great start with 23 and 26 respecitvely.

Kiwi overseas recruit Tom MacRury showed glimpses of his talent that got him spotted by the club's international scout with 23 from 12 balls!

In reply, Ian Barnes removed Chester's key man in the second over lbw, before Eddie Barnes nicked off the other opener to leave Chester 50-2.

That quickly become 120-2 at drinks with a strong third wicket partnership as Peter Barnes juggled his bowlers around in search of a breakthrough.

Arran McCabe was the man to deliver, removing both set batsmen in a magnificant 17-over unchanged burst.

From there, MacRury took over providing the next five wickets, four with the ball and a run-out as Chester collapsed.

McCabe took the final wicket to spark jubilant scenes for the home side, finishing with 3-49 while MacRury recorded 4-60.