Eccleshall 1s 230/9 (55 ovs) beat Little Stoke 1s 176ao (53 ovs) – Eccleshall 25 pts, Little Stoke 9pts 

Eccleshall climbed out of the bottom-two, thanks to an impressive victory over Little Stoke. 

The visitors won the toss and chose to bowl on a green wicket, and quickly reduced Eccleshall to 30 for 3. 

But Nathan Hinton (78) and Joe Pelter (26) joined forces to rebuild their sides innings, and allied with a run-a-ball 54 from Matt Thomas saw the hosts reach 230 for 9 from their 55 overs. 

James Ecclestone claimed 3 for 76, whilst Mr Attaullah and Adrian Lello Jr each picked up two-wickets. 

Eccleshall made early inroads, as Scott Winnington and Cameron Sinclair (4-26) reduced the visitors to 40 for 3, before a brief fightback from Ryan Cryer (40) and Spencer Byatt (21) lifted Little Stoke spirits, however the introduction of Myles Coughlan into the attack proved decisive.

Coughlan picked up 5 for 53 to help dismiss the Little Stoke middle order as the visitors were dismissed for 176 despite Ben Warrander making a quick-fire 42.


Kidsgrove 2s 213ao (46.2 ovs) lost to Eccleshall 2s 242/9 (49 ovs) – Kidsgrove 9pts, Eccleshall 25pts

Eccleshall maintained their nine game unbeaten run with victory at Kidsgrove.

The visitors were asked to bat but lost three early wickets, however Matt Buttery (85) and Connor Beasley (33) steadied the ship. Jordan Beasley added 41 late on, as the visitors finished on 242 for 9.

The Kidsgrove openers George Johnson (37) and Luke Cooper (29) made an impressive start to the run chase, before both fell to Buttery (2-37). Tom Heeks continued where they had left off as he top-scored with 41. But the breaks were put on the innings by Connor Beasley who picked up his maiden five-wicket haul to dismiss the hosts for 218, with Beasley returning figures of 5 for 38, cousin Jordan also picked up two-wickets to add to his earlier heroics with the bat.