AN impressive effort with the ball underpinned a victorious Shropshire League spell for Chirk.

Luke Gardner’s side made a return to winning ways with their seven-wicket Division One outcome versus Wellington Seconds.

Rain resulted in a reduced amount of overs and Wellington were bowled out for 115 in 29 overs. Andrew Swarbrick, pictured, (4-29) and Nick Flack (3-30) caused the bulk of the damage.

Chirk had 31 overs to reach their target and they got to 120 for three with more than seven overs to spare.

Gareth Partridge (37) and Wynn Jones (29) were the chief scorers.

Lilleshall Thirds conceded their scheduled Division Seven match at home to Chirk Seconds.

Northop Hall’s fine run of form in the Liverpool Competition continued as they got the better of Parkfield Liscard by eight wickets.

Batting first, the home side found themselves being dismissed for 99.

Nathan Roett (5-43), Liam Evans Ford (2-25) and James Hurlin (2-12) all impressed with the ball.

Patient Northop Hall were able to get to 100 for two in the 37th over.

Andrew Watkin (55) and Hurlin (26) made sure it was a straight-forward chase for fifth-placed Hall.

Making sure it was a club double on the day, Northop Hall Seconds were comfortable 125-run victors over Parkfield Liscard Seconds.

Gareth Fox (64), Thomas Doggett (44) and Sion Hellen (6-22) were in fine form for Northop Hall.

Chester Boughton Hall enjoyed a return to winning ways in the Cheshire County League.

A week after they lost out to leaders Hyde in their top-of-the-table tussle, Hall were in a more positive frame of mind via their four-wicket victory over Widnes.

After being put in, hosts Widnes were restricted to 174 for eight from 37 overs.

Aaqib Uppal (53) and Luke McCoy (31) were the main contributors, as Richard Moore, Jack Williams and Joshua Leach picked up two wickets apiece for Hall.

Alex Money (62) and Andrew Metcalf (45) were pivotal figures as Chester Boughton Hall responded with 179 for six (Qamar Hafiz 3-39).

Neston lost out by one wicket in their thrilling encounter at home versus Alderley Edge. Luke Jones (40) and Shahrukh Khan (4-56) starred for Neston.