Saturday 29th April saw Bredbury St. Marks visit the Flacca for their first XI fixture having just returned from the UK Fast League last season. Stuart Sadler won the toss and decided to bat. Sean Reeves and Glen Coppack fell early leaving Tattenhall on 21 for 2 off 5 overs. This brought Dylan Reeves to the crease, and a partnership of 114 with Sadler put Tattenhall in the driving seat. Connor Windell fell cheaply but a partnership between Sadler and Sam Green lifted the score to 234 before Green fell for 18. Stuart declared at 245 for 5 off 47 overs and having batted through the innings made a record score at the Flacca of 171 not out.
Bredbury started steadily but the first wicket fell to give new boy Andy Styan his first wicket for the club. The introduction of spinner Dave Shewring in his first match of the season produced a steady fall of wickets. Good fielding and excellent catching resulted in Bredbury ending all out off 45 overs for 113. Shewring ending with 7 for 21 off 14.3 overs. A first win and 25 points for Tattenhall.
Next week the 1st team travel to Lindow.
The second team travelled to local rivals Chester Boughton Hall, and after losing the toss were asked to field. Mark Hooper picked up a couple of early wickets, but then a run feast followed with Ian Metcalf scoring 109 and Dan Riley 62. They finished on 262 for 4 of 47 overs.
Tattenhall lost wickets regularly to tight bowling from Sam Mallows and Alex Kegg, with Robin Mulvihill top scoring with 24. Tattenhall were all out for 99 off 31 overs. And finished with only 1 point for their efforts.
Next week The 2nd team are at home to Upton.
The 3rd team played there 2 game in the mini league T20 cup against Widnes. Steve White won the toss and asked Widnes to bat. A couple of wickets to Sam Stratton and one from Charlie Dearling with a fine run out from Joe Clarke saw them finish their 20 overs on 124 for 4.
Tattenhall lost early wickets and looked to be down and out when Charlie Dearling went in to bat, but a fine 35 from him and 18 from Joe Clarke saw Tattenhall reach the target with 4 balls to go. Tattenhall won by 2 wickets. Next week sees them play Widnes again in the league.