Division One – September 12:
Porthill Park 180-7 (40; Lauren Kenvyn 75, Matilda Gater 51, Lucy Shenton 29*, Emma Royle 3-21, Eleanor Brennan 2-22) (7pts)
Stockport Trinity 183-3 (31.4; Ellie Mason 122*) (25pts)
• Ellie Mason signed off with her second century of the year in a season when she smashed the previous league record for aggregate runs. Her final tally this year was 752, easily beating Ali Cutler’s previous mark of 583. Today, Mason was quickly into her stride, scoring 45 from an opening stand of 55 and remaining at the crease to finish this potentially challenging run chase with a raft of boundaries. Her near faultless innings here ended with her unbeaten on 122 from 118 deliveries, with 16 fours and two sixes. The number of sixes being hit in League competitions has risen dramatically this year, with Mason herself having cleared the ropes 17 times in 15 matches for Trinity across all competitions. Emma Royle also starred for Trinity with the ball here, to take her season tally to 20 in league matches. Porthill were ultimately well beaten here but did secure the necessary points to ensure they stay in division one for another year. They recovered well after being reduced to 3-2, via a stand of 133 between Lauren Kenvyn and Matilda Gater.
Didsbury 183 (38; Roshini Prince-Navaratnam 95, Stacey Miles 25, Sophie Heaton 6-41) (25pts)
Leigh 84-5 (31; Heaton 33, Emma Capper 20, Hannah Marshall 2-0, Yukshee Tariq 2-6) (8pts)
(Didsbury won on faster scoring rate)
• Leigh’s defeat here ensured that they finish bottom of the division and will be relegated to Division 2 for 2022 unless a league re-structure is agreed. Roshini Prince-Navaratnam narrowly missed out on a third century of the season – her final tally of 573 is more than respectable by any measure, even if it falls well short of Mason’s total, indeed it would have been enough to top the list in almost any other season.
Oakmere 6-1 (3) (10pts)
Appleton dnb (9pts)
Division Two – September 12:
Porthill Park 2nd XI 15 (16.5; Beth Hughes 5-1, Izzi Pearson 2-1) (0pts)
Nantwich 16-0 (3.2) (25pts)
• New Division 2 champions Nantwich signed off in incredible fashion, as Porthill seconds lost all of their first seven wickets with the score on four. Beth Hughes was the chief architect of this emphatic win. The highest score made against Nantwich in a league match this year was the 95 posted by Stockport Georgians – none of their opponents made it to three figures. Indeed, the individual score of 51 made by Gaby McKeever was higher than four of the team scores made against Nantwich this year.
Upton 92-8 (35; Lily Scudder 19, Liv Bell 3-19, Holly Batey 2-3) (5pts)
Stockport Georgians 96-4 (28.5; Bell 51*, Hannah McGowan 2-14, Sophie Morris 2-17) (25pts)
• Liv Bell anchored this successful run chase, having earlier taken three wickets to take her final tally of victims to 21 for the season.
Division Three West – September 12:
Wistaston Village 32 (19.5; Ffion Jones 4-2) (1pt)
Chester Boughton Hall 2nd XI 33-2 (6.2; Emy Hewett 2-13) (25pts)
Chester Boughton Hall 2nd XI 85-6 (20; Eliza Harris 26, K Conroy 2-6) (15pts)
Nantwich 2nd XI 12-3 (8; Daisy Cooke 2-2) (11pts)
• Chester easily won the first of their double-header and were on the brink of winning the second when rain intervened – just two more overs would have been sufficient for a result. Chester seconds do, however, finish second in the division.
Division Four – September 12:
Lindow 2nd XI 92-6 (20; Rachel Hoyle 30, Rebecca Edmundson 2-17) (5pts)
Hawk Green 93-0 (18.4; Elspeth Headridge 32*, Jo Stephenson 25*) (25pts)
• Hawk Green signed off with a comfortable victory to ensure third place in the final standings.