Eccleshall 1s 246/9 (55 overs) winning draw over Barlaston 1s 213/9 (55 overs) – Eccleshall 14pts, Barlaston 9pts 

Eccleshall fell one wicket short of a fourth-straight win as they played host to Barlaston. 

A second wicket partnership of 158 between Dave Freeman and Zain Shah formed the platform for an impressive 246 for 9 from the hosts. 

The Eccleshall innings started poorly when Tom Hibbert (1) edged behind a Shahid Khan (3-52) delivery in the second over, but Freeman and Shah came together to put their side in control. 

Their partnership was ended by Mason Bromley, as Shah (68) was bowled attempting a reverse-sweep, whilst Freeman was on 71 when he was trapped lbw shortly after by Khan. 

Bromley (5-48) helped himself to five wickets as Eccleshall looked to push on in the final overs.  

Brian Sims (4) and Leigh Matthews (0) failed to get the Barlaston reply off to a good start, but Shahid Khan made up for their failures with an impressive 124. 

Skipper Jack Davies made 23 before he was bowled by Zain Shah (5-74), who spun his way through the middle order, although there was no way through Khan at the other end, who received little support, aside from Wayne Morray (20). 

Khan was the ninth man out when he was run out by Cameron Sinclair in the 50th over, but Mark Taylor and Mason Bromley survived the final few overs to seal their side a draw.


Meakins Fenton 2s 214/8 (49.3 overs) beat Eccleshall 2s 209/6 (50 overs) – Meakins Fenton 20pts, Eccleshall 9pts 

Eccleshall 2s were beaten on the road at Meakins Fenton. 

Jake Derry’s side were asked to bat after losing the toss, but reached 209 for 6 from their 50 overs. 

Openers Tom Boulton (36) and Andy Parton (26) put on 50 for the first wicket before the latter was bowled by James Mason (3-50), who repeated the trick to account for Boulton. 

Paul Cox top scored with an unbeaten 47 not out, whilst Derry (35) and Jordan Beasley (31) also contributed with the bat. 

Derry (3-38) and James Carruthers (3-83) both picked up three-wickets but it was not enough as the hosts reached their target with three balls to spare. 

Jared Healey top scored with 55, with contributions from Darren Clarke (38), Alex Bloor (28) and Kurt Preece (20*).