Division One – September 9
Wistaston Village 54 (32; Sophie Connor 4-4, Natalie Lyons 2-4, Leah Holland 2-7) (2pts)
Oakmere 55-1 (10.2; Kerry Hartnett 34) (25pts)
Oakmere could start their celebrations early after quickly wrapping up the win that ensured they retained the league title. They remained unbeaten in matches against division one teams, with the only defeat being a cross-divisional fixture against Oakmere in May. Shortly before the close, Wistaston became the only team to dismiss Oakmere’s Kerry Hartnett this season – despite only playing six league matches she accumulated 360 runs in the process as well. Her most eye-catching contribution was the 135 not out and 5-0 against Wistaston earlier in the season, but arguably her most valuable contribution was 83 not out our versus Chester in July, as her side only won that match by six runs. A difficult season for Wistaston ended without them registering a league win, and unless the league format is changed, they will return to division two next year.
Didsbury 127-0 (20; Roshini Prince-Navaratnam 69*, Leesa Mellon 47*) (25pts)
Chester Boughton Hall 52-7 (20; Nic Capes 20, Zara Matthews 3-5) (3pts)
(Restricted to 20 overs per side)
The winner of this contest would finish third in division one, and it was Didsbury who decisively came away with the victory to match the finish they achieved last year.
Division Two – September 9
Leigh 106-9 (35; Emma Capper 25, Liv Bell 3-8, Beth Garnett 2-18, Natalie Bell 2-22) (25pts)
Stockport Georgians 86 (27; Georgie Gill 46, Kasey Bentham 5-6, Louisa Reffell 2-10, Ella Smith 2-23) (7pts)
In what turned out to the decider for second place, Kasey Bentham bowled Leigh to victory to complete their strong finish to the season. A third place finish is still a fine effort from Georgians in their first season at this level.
Ashton-on-Mersey v Oxton – Cancelled due to unfit ground, 8pts each
Division One / Two Cross Divisional – September 9
Stockport Trinity+ 101-7 (40; Kate Harvey 31, Abbey Gore 3-4) (3pts)
Appleton* 102-0 (22; Emma Barlow 56*, Holly McCurrie 45*) (25pts)
Appleton finished in style to cement second place, some 21 points adrift of Oakmere. Appleton’s two league losses to Oakmere proved to be their only defeats in any competition this year, as their first team bagged the T20 double. Here Abbey Gore claimed a triple-wicket maiden and Emma Barlow and Holly McCurrie ended their successful year as the club’s opening partnership. Trinity’s unbeaten record in the league ended here, but they still won the second division by around 80 points. The Stockport side lost three matches all season, and all of these were against Appleton, having also lost two cup finals to the Warrington club.
*= first division club
+=second division club