WITH two victories and a draw, Grappenhall Cricket Club’s senior teams were able to enjoy a much-improved weekend.

The firsts were impressive 93-run victors over high-flying Neston at Broad Lane thanks in no small part to a superb all-round performance from Arav Shetty

With the bat, he led the way with 66 as Grappers posted a competitive 215 all out, with Albert Pennington and Ian Hall both scoring 40.

Shetty then starred with the ball by taking 5-19, skittling the Neston tail after New Zealander Tom McRury had earlier done damage by taking four scalps.

The results moves Grappers up to ninth in the Premier Division table and within touching distance of those above them.

The seconds had the best of a drawn game at Alvanley as Dan Adkins’ superb century led them to a massive 280-6 after 50 overs, with Richard Wiles supporting with 61 off just 50 balls.

Steve Rooney then took three wickets with the ball as Grappers pushed for victory, but the hosts dug in well to finish on 224-6.

The thirds were victorious again on Sunday against Ashton-on-Mersey after posting a decent total of 195 batting first, with Iain Wright top-scoring with 36.

All five bowlers then took wickets to secure a 40-run victory, with Omar Arif ending with three scalps.