A WET Saturday caused both Grappenhall Cricket Club's first and second XI games to be washed out two thirds of the way through.

The first XI had posted 233-8 declared off 36 overs at Toft in the Cheshire County Cricket League, with Arav Shetty falling just short of his first century for the club with 94.

New Zealander Tom MacRury also got close to his first ton as he fell for 86. Keiran Lawton chipped in with 43.

In the second innings, Toft were up with the rate all the way until the rain came, with Grappers only managing to claim one wicket.

With 20 overs still left to play, the game was abandoned with Toft on 109-1.

Grappers claimed the bulk of the points as they climbed out of the relegation zone.

The seconds had a very similar performance at home to Widnes.

Grappers batted first and scored 231-9 at the end of their 50 overs, Steve Rooney registering a splendid 84 and Dan Adkins 58.

Widnes got off to a flyer with 76 for no wickets off 13 overs before the rain came and the game was abandoned.

On Sunday Grappers' thirds put in a superb performance to beat Heaton Mersey in a top-of-the-table clash.

Heaton Mersey posted a par 154-7 off their 40 overs with the wickets shared around.

Grappers cruised home with seven overs to spare for the loss of just three wickets thanks to the youthful batting line-up.

Seventeen-year-old James Knowles top scored with 45, well supported by 15-year-old Shlok Ramakrishnan and 14-year-old Zach Pomfret with 41 and 34 apiece, both not out.