APART from losing the toss, everything went so right for Chirk captain Andrew Swarbrick.

The St George's Seconds skipper asked the home team to bat in the Shropshire League Division Two clash and Swarbrick made them pay with a hard-hitting 83 that included five sixes and eight fours.

Number nine Luke Gardner's 30 not out at the end of the innings helped Chirk passed the 200 mark as they closed on 210 for seven.

Swarbrick then produced an amazing five-wicket haul from his eight overs, conceding just one run in the process as the visitors were skittled out for just 30 in 20 overs.

None of their batsmen made it into double figures with 10 extras their biggest score as Gardner and Wynn Jones also took two wickets each for second-placed Chirk, who are now 27 points behind leaders, Wellington Seconds.

Northop Hall suffered a three wickets defeat at home to Highfield in Division One of the Liverpool Competition.

Hall were put into bat and Alex Smith (36), James Hurlin (27), Jac Kennedy (23) and Mohammed Enamul Haque (23no) all made starts as the hosts were dismissed for 145.

Christopher Liptrot did the damage for Highfield, finishing with superb figures of 8 for 50.

Hall made a good start to defending their score as Highfield found themselves 28 for 3 at one stage.

However, Ben Gregory helped Highfield regain control and his 74, which included seven fours and four sixes, took the visitors to a winning score of 146 for seven.

Carwyn Johnson (4 for 40) and Hurlin (2 for 42) gave Hall, who are fourth from bottom in the standings, a chance.

There was better luck for Hall seconds who beat Southport Trinity seconds by eight wickets.

Southport had Ollie Butler (60) and Joe Damen (40) in superb form as they declared on 201 for four, Daniel Haynes taking two of the wickets.

But opener Jack Allen was unbeaten with 68, Adam Littler made 54 and Gareth Fox was 46 not out as Hall triumphed with 203 for two after 44 overs, taking them up to second spot in the table.