ALL-ROUNDER Warren Goodwin hit a stunning century and Chester Boughton Hall clobbered nearly 300 runs but it still wasn’t enough to beat Hyde.
For the second week running in the Cheshire County Premier League, Chester piled on the runs only to find picking up wickets difficult in their second successive draw.
County player Goodwin wasn’t hanging around as he hit 24 fours and one six in a 104-ball 116. He was backed up by Jordan Clarke’s 56, an unbeaten 35 from Jack Williams and 31 from Matthew Griffiths.
Fresh from his six sixes in an over for Lancashire Seconds, Clark was a little more sedate with his run-a-ball 56.
After 54 overs, Hall called it a day on 292 for eight only for Hyde to prove that it was a belting batting track as they hit back with 283 for seven from 52 overs.
Christopher Tipper top scored with 91 as spinner Jack Williams took 3-92 from 18 overs while man of the match Goodwin landed 3-47.
In Division One, Christleton thought their 227 for seven declared from 48 overs would have been enough.
But Bredbury St Marks didn’t agree and hit back with 231 for four to secure an impressive six wicket win.
Top scorers for Christleton were Iftikhar Naseer with 94 and Iroshan de Silva, with an unbeaten 62.
Naseer was extremely destructive, taking only 62 balls to reach 94, smashing six sixes and 12 fours in the process.
De Silva was the only Christleton bowler to make any impact as he snaffled up all four wickets to end up with figures of 4-36.
Tattenhall made it two wins out of two in Division Two.
Tattenhall struck twice early, Rob Mulvihill (2-38) removing Tom Barrass and Travis Salisbury for a brace of ducks.
Dan Power (2-29) once again furthered his credentials as an all-rounder as Bollington stuttered their way to 143 for nine from 50 overs.
Man of the match Power then smashed 70 not out to go with Tom Hyslop’s to see Tattenhall home to 144 for three off 33.5 overs.
Alvanley also celebrated success beating Stockport Georgians by one wicket.
Stockport posted 170 for six, Dave Shewring taking 3-40 while Stephen Charles (60) and Andy Bennion (54) were the mainstays of Alvanley’s reply although it was left to Shewring and number 11 Ben Tonge to nervously see them home to victory.
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