TALENTED young spinner James Dodd secured his first ‘five-for’ to help Sale firsts secure victory over Davenham.

The 16-year-old returned excellent figures of 5-19 to help bowl the home team out for 106.

Thomas Edwards (27) top scored for Davenham as North of England left-armer Isaac Brooks took 3-37 while another spinner, Ben Watkin, picked up two wickets.

Despite the early loss of Sam Battersby, Sale reached their target inside 18 overs as Viraj Sorathia scored a run-a-ball 36 and Tyrone Lawrence blasted 56 off just 33 balls.

Sale seconds secured a double over Davenham at Dane Road where they bowled the visitors out for 91. Rob Grant took 5-25 before he scored 25 as Joe Molloy (36no) and Mike Bishop (28no) helped secure a nine-wicket win.

Sale thirds drew with Grappenhall while the fourths lost a high-scoring game at Timperley, the highlight being a maiden senior century for Jared Moran who hit 105 not out .

In Cheshire County Cricket League Division Two, Ashton on Mersey showed great resilience as they recorded a fine victory over Stockport at The Beets

Having to bowl first, Ashton did well to keep control over a Stockport team eager for runs and restricted them to 199-9 – Zaheer Khan the pick of bowlers finishing with excellent figures of 5-61.

The Ashton reply started dramatically with both openers falling with only six on the board. But the ever-reliable Mike Roberts and in-form Ed Faulkner (98) put the match back in Ashton’s favour.

Stockport’s bowlers dug in to halt Ashton’s progress but Akash Patel and James Marshall came together to restore Ashton’s dominance, posting an unbeaten 50 partnership to see the hosts home with three overs to spare.

Ashton’s 2nd XI made it a full-points Saturday with a demolition of Tattenhall. Tattenhall 89 all out (Ryan Carey 5-23), Ashton 90-4 (Henry Murray 51 not out).