Tattenhall won the toss on a bitterly cold day at Upcast Lane and elected to bat. Alex Mathews (15-6-42-2) got an early wicket for the home side before the visitors put together some strong partnerships in the middle of the game despite some tight overs from Matthews and Ben Tyler (14-4-45-1). Some big-hitting from Tattenhall towards the end of the innings saw them finish on 220-5.
In response Lindow lost Osman Butt early which brought Tom Parfett (67) and Ryan O'Brien (67) together. They played elegantly putting on 125 for the second wicket. When Parfett was dismissed the runs slowed down and Lindow eventually needed 30 from the last 3 overs. Alex Mathews (14) and Adam Bull (13) hit 17 from the 48th over, but a very good penultimate over meant Lindow needed 11 from the last six balls. Matthews hit the first ball for 6 before being caught by a catch of the season contender leaving Lindow just one wicket left. The calmest man on the pitch, Tim Young, hit his first ball for four to win the match with 2 balls to spare!
Lindow 2nd XI eased to a comfortable six wicket win at Weaverham CC.
Winning the toss and asking Weaverham to bat first, Lindow skipper Rowan Day opened the bowling himself and was soon amongst the wickets, reducing the home team to 10-3, but that doesn't tell the whole story. At the other end Sam Walker was bowling a hostile spell that despite going unrewarded in terms of wickets, was causing a great deal of consternation and uncertainty amongst the home batsmen. After a superb display of fast-medium bowling, Walker was replaced by leg spinner Matt Ramsden who despite a shaky start recovered to claim four victims and help bowl out the home team for a total of 105.
In reply Lindow were always in control, with Matt Ramsden (27), Ian Park (25) and Rob Venables (29) ensuring that there were no scares on the way to a six wicket victory, in the process claiming the maximum 25 points available.