A LITTLE bit of Grappenhall Cricket Club history was made at the weekend as the women’s team picked up their first ever league victory.

In their second ever league match, Grappers posted 125-7 off their 16 overs against Alvanley, with Bethany Garnett starring with 40 from 28 balls.

With the ball, they restricted their opponents to 82-5 thanks to a superb bowling effort.

On Saturday, the men’s firsts were beaten in a high-scoring match at Oxton.

Ben Bodha’s unbeaten 60 and a half-century from Adam Roylance helped Grappers to 237-8 batting first, but the hosts made light work of the chase and coasted to a seven-wicket victory.

The seconds had a much better time of things at Broad Lane, with leg spinner Fameesh Azeez claiming 6-23 as they skittled visitors Marple for 138.

Despite a mini-collapse with the bat, Grappers were still able to comfortably reach their target for the loss of four wickets.

The rain came to the thirds’ rescue at Bowdon on Sunday, with Grappers struggling in reply to the hosts’ 191 before the match was washed out.