IT was a struggle once again for Grappers as the weekend's results yielded one win and three defeats.

On Saturday the 1st XI lost at home to Bramhall. With a side short of several key players, Grappers posted a below par 135 all out in the last of their 50 overs. Albert Pennington top scored with 26.

Although a win was unlikely, the Grappers bowlers did everything they could as early wickets put the pressure on Bramhall but it proved not to be as the visitors chased down the runs for the loss of 6 wickets with 8 overs remaining.

The 2s lost an incredibly high scoring game at Romiley.

Although short of several key players themselves, Grappers still managed to post a mammoth 244 for 9 but this proved not enough as the hosts knocked off the total with three balls to spare for the loss of only three wickets.

Sunday saw an improvement in fortunes for the 1s, although still short of some key players, they secured a comfortable win against Davenham in a rearranged league game following a covid related postponement earlier in the season.

The 1s rolled Davenham for only 63 with Steve Rooney finishing with the remarkable figures of 5 wickets for no runs off just 3 overs which included a hat-trick. Steve was supported by Lewis Porter who picked up three wickets.

Grappers chased down the total for the loss of 1 wicket in just 11 overs.

The 3s lost at Hyde in a demoralising result that sees the team slide closer to relegation. Hyde posted a slightly above par 180 for 7 off their 40 overs. Grappers batsmen went down without a fight as the 3s were rolled for just 38.