THERE was certainly plenty on the line for both Grappenhall and Alderley Edge when both first teams met at Broad Lane on Saturday.

Grappers knew a victory in their final game of the year would keep them in Cheshire cricket’s top flight for next season while the visitors would be crowned champions with a win.

There were celebratory scenes all round by the end of play as Grappers pulled off an impressive victory, while Edge accrued enough points to secure top spot.

Despite losing a couple of early wickets batting first, the hosts posted an impressive 246-9 – New Zealander Tom MacRury top-scored with 76 with Ben Bodha (64) adding vital support.

MacRury then starred with the ball, picking up 3-30 to cap a remarkable individual summer as he finished the campaign with 52 wickets and 568 runs.

Adam Roylance and Arav Shetty also picked up two wickets each as the visitors crumbled to 150 all out.

Sadly, the seconds could not finish in winning fashion – they were beaten by seven wickets at Stockport Georgians having posted 129-9 batting first.