Crewe 1s 165/9 (55 overs) lost to Eccleshall 1s 169/7 (59.4 overs) – Crewe 7pts, Eccleshall 20pts
Eccleshall made it back-to-back wins for the first time this season, with victory on the road at bottom side Crewe.
Cameron Sinclair’s side were asked to bowl first and saw the hosts reach 80 before Myles Coughlan had opener Moeenuddin Saiyed caught by Zain Shah at square leg for 32.
Mark Hurst continued on his way to 89 before he was bowled by Sinclair with the score on 144. That wicket sparked a collapse from the home side, as they slumped to 165 for 9 from their 55 overs, with Sinclair (5-43) and Braden Gardner (3-15) ripping through the Crewe line-up.
In reply Eccleshall reached 33 before Tom Hibbert was run out for 15. Myles Coughlan anchored the innings with a fluent 62 before he was caught off the bowling of Oliver Jervis.
Eccleshall lost their next four wickets for just 30 runs, before Joe Pelter (29*) and Matt Buttery (23*) came together to see their side home. Shahid Mahboob picked up 4 for 84 for Crewe.
Eccleshall 2s 112ao (45.2 overs) lost to Bignall End 2s 113/5 (34.2 overs) – Eccleshall 4pts, Bignall End 20pts
Eccleshall 2s slipped to a home defeat to high flying Bignall End.
After being asked to bat by the visitors the Eccleshall innings was a tale of losing regular wickets, as they were dismissed for 112, with Chris Gask top scoring with 38, and only Tom Boulton, Andy Parton (both 14) and Jordan Beasley (18) reaching double figures.
Faizan Zaroof (5-37) was the main architect for Eccleshall’s downfall, with Tom Horne chipping in with 3 for 27.
Bignall End looked in trouble briefly as they were reduced to 39 for 3, thanks to a couple of early wickets for James Carruthers (2-26), but Joel Quick (37) and Benn Harrison (27*) took hold of the game for the visitors as they chased down their target with the loss of five wickets.