GRAPPENHALL Cricket Club's first XI lost by six wickets at Alderley Edge in the Cheshire County Cricket League.

This was after struggling to set a competitive total in the first innings.

Grappers reached 153 all out with seven overs still to play.

Only New Zealander Tom MacRury and Albert Pennington contributed anything of note with 44 and 35 respectively.

In response, Grappers struggled for wickets against a strong Alderley Edge batting line-up.

They did put pressure on Alderley with three wickets taken within a couple of overs, but it was not enough as the hosts coasted home with six wickets in tact and plenty of overs to spare.

The Grappenhall second XI lost a similarly low scoring game at Broad Lane against Stockport Georgians.

They were bowled out for 131 in the first innings, only Dan Adkins (32) and Stan Pennington (20) really contributing with the bat.

In the second half Grappers strived for early wickets, but despite getting Stockport to 32-2, the target they set was too low as Stockport cruised home for the loss of five wickets with 20 overs still left to play.

On Sunday the club's thirds won by 60 runs at Didsbury thanks to a superb bowling effort.

Grappers batted first and posted a below par 133-8 off their 40 overs, Zac Tully dragging the side through to a semi-competitive total with 50 and Steve Knowles with 28.

The Grappers bowlers were superb in the second innings as they dismissed Didsbury for just 73.

Omar Arif and Zak Judge were the pick of the bowlers with three wickets apiece.