A weakened Ashton on Mersey team fell to a heavy defeat against a strong Alvanley side at Frodsham Road.

Winning the toss and choosing to bat first Ashton leaked early runs before Mike Roberts and Nishan Bhandary each took a wicket to remove the home openers.

The Alvanley innings of 236-8 was defined by half centuries struck by Stephen Charles and Chris Charles, with Chris being particularly dominant, posting his 54 off only 39 balls.

The Ashton bowlers stuck to the task with two wickets apiece for Josh Knowles and first team debutant Ryan Carey.

The Ashton reply got off to a shaky start when opener Akash Patel fell early but Asim Khan and Carey hit back to put on a 50 partnership for the second wicket.

But when both were dismissed the Ashton innings stalled and wickets fell as the team tried to keep up with the required run rate.

Ed Faulkner hit a fluent 36 but the rest of the Ashton effort was to no avail with the innings falling 85 runs short of the target as they were bowled out for 151.

The second team did not play after opponents Upton declined to travel to the Greater Manchester area due to the Covid restrictions.

The third team pulled off a fine win against Haslington.

Being asked to bat first, Ashton produced a good team effort to post 178, despite bowler William Barnes posting excellent figures of 7-30.

In reply Ashton's Kaylan Chukkapalj bettered even those figures to record a remarkable 7-8 as the visitors subsided to 100 all out.

Ashton Women's team fell to a heavy defeat at Didsbury.

The powerful home side racked up 213-4 in their innings, thanks to 97 off just 79 balls by Rosh Prince and 55 not out by Mishel Jeena.

In reply Ashton fought hard but the task was beyond them, as they subsided to 60 all out.