FOURTEEN-year-old spinner Isaac Brooks claimed a first five-wicket haul for Sale first XI but it was not enough to prevent his side losing a low-scoring game against Bollington in Division One of the Cheshire County League.

Sale asked Bollington to bat first, and they made a confident start, reaching 109 for the loss of two wickets.

The introduction of young spinner Brooks then turned the game in Sale’s favour.

He took the next five wickets for the addition of just 17 runs, including top scorer Caleb Ziebell for 56, fishing with 5-37 from his permitted 15 overs.

The Bolly tail wagged before Tyrone Lawrence took two quick wickets to wrap up the innings for 166, well short of a par score at Sale.

After tea, only Mat Spells showed the necessary application as Sale subsided to 149 all out, 17 short of their target.

Opener Spells was left stranded on 97 not out, with only Dan Newton also making double figures, as Sale failed to chase  the modest target.

The seconds suffered a comprehensive 120-run defeat at high-flying Stockport Georgians.

Sasiraj Pushparajah took 5-59 as the home team closed on 201-9, a more than chaseable target on their small ground.

However, Sale never got to grips with the chase as they were blown away for 81.

On Sunday, the third XI encounter, also against Stockport Georgians, came to a premature end when rain intervened.

The visitors had posted a challenging 250-5 in 45 overs, 13-year-old spinner James Dodds taking 4-35.

In reply, Sale were well placed at 131-2 off 31 overs when the rain came, Sam Battersby hitting 65 and Viraj Sorathia 50.

The rain could not save the fourth XI at North East Cheshire as they failed to chase 138-7.

Earlier in the week Sale Silverbacks over-40s team recovered from 11-3 to beat Alderley Edge by 32 runs.

Nigel Davenport (28) and Hemant Sakpal (26) led the recovery as the Silverbacks posted 109-8.

The game looked finely balanced as the visitors reached 48-1 at the halfway point but it all changed the following over as Asad Khan took two wickets in two balls, shortly followed by a similar feat from Nigel Bellamy.

Bellamy ended up with 3-19 and Paul Hanrahan came on to clean up the tail with two wickets as Alderley were bowled out for 77, losing nine wickets for just 29 runs.

This Saturday the first XI visit Macclesfield and the seconds play the reverse fixture, while on Sunday the third XI travel to Didsbury.