BROOKLANDS Cricket Club's first XI were denied a fourth successive win when they were held to a draw at Cheshire County Cricket League Division Two third-placed side Lindow.

Putting the hosts into bat, Brooklands made some early breakthroughs and reduced the home side to 58-4, skipper AJ Hart (1-28) and Rob Leach (4-53) making good use of gloveman Ali Buchan, who took a total of five catches.

Osman Butt (39) and Charlie Williams (41 not out) steadied the ship for Lindow before Butt was removed by Leach.

There was not much fight left in the home side as Leach and Raj Singh (3-49) ripped through the tail as Lindow finished on 168-9.

In reply, Brooklands got off to a bad start with Chris Hart being dismissed after only four balls.

However, an 87-run partnership from Jack Bagshaw (33) and Kevin Carroll (64) put the visitors back on track before Bagshaw fell.

Carroll fell soon after and a period of steady scoring, but steady wicket loss, followed with only Dave Madden (16) and AJ Hart (12) contributing anything in double figures.

Time ran out for the away side who could only reach 151 from the 50 overs, but picked up a useful seven points.

The second XI failed to turn over a struggling Cheadle team at home, falling short by 58 runs.

Fielding first, Sam Higgins (1-19) took the early wicket of opener Adam Dooler but Cheadle were able to regroup with fellow opener Joe Blood hitting 31 before he was bowled by George Jones and Charlie Mitchell making a half-century before being caught off the bowling of George Foreman (1-41).

Cameron Buchan (1-42) sparked a mini revival by taking the wicket of Cheadle skipper Aaron Wall for one and after Moin Shah was run out, it was game on.

Hamza Rais (34), Alex Read (22) and Nick Reid (14no) pushed on for the visitors, and with Jones picking up the wickets of Rais and Rodgers, Cheadle finished on 192-7.

Chasing 193 for the victory, the home team lost George Storrow, George Jones and Doug Whyley cheaply, leaving Tom Khares (22) and the in-form Paul Garnett (42) to mount a comeback.

Mark Bloomfield managed 15 before he joined the long list of Brooklands batsman – eight of them – who holed out in the field.

A quickfire 31 from Sam Higgins was not enough to help the home side get near the total and after Buchan and Geetala fell for one run each, the hosts finished on 134 all out from 41.2 overs.

The third XI picked up all 25 points as they travelled to Wilmslow Wayfarers.

The visitors took full advantage of the host's gung-ho batting approach to skittle them out for 94 from just 34 overs.

Skipper Andy Batty opened the bowling and proceeded to take out the Wilmslow top three on his way to season's best figures of 5-43.

Joe Gill bowled well on his return to the team and was unlucky not to pick up any wickets with a couple of chances being dropped in the field.

First change bowler Chris Moore proved accurate and difficult to score off and, after assisting Batty in removing the middle-order, he cleared up the tail end.

Moore picked up the second five-for of the game and was unlucky not to pick up a hat-trick as the Wayfarers provided little resistance.

He finished an impressive spell with figures of 5-18 with only Faisal Ahmed showing any sort of composure for the home team, remaining not out on 28.

Brooklands openers Ross Willard and James Hugall, who took five catches between them in the first innings, made short work of the run chase.

Willard returned to big hitting form, smashing seven fours on his way to 41no.

Hugall also looked impressive on his way to 36 before being caught in the deep.

Dan O’Gorman joined Willard at the crease and after he had struck three fours off nine balls the game was over.