THE race for the title is back on for Lindow!

Victory at Cheadle Hulme on Saturday keeps them 10 points adrift of new Cheshire League Division Two leaders Romiley, with Barrow slipping to second after their loss at Alvanley.

Saturday’s success did not come without a scare though as Lindow collapsed to 46-5 at one stage.

Cheadle made a solid start, putting on 42 for the first wicket as Potts (26) played some handsome shots.

However, the first wicket saw the home side have a mini collapse as Alex Matthews (3-35) and Tim Young (1-32) swiped their way through the middle order, leaving Hulme 60-4.

Skipper Benjamin Tyler (3-18) bowled at a good pace which proved too much to handle as he ripped through the hosts’ middle order.

Ryan Mason-O’Brien slayed tail for the second time in a week as he took 3-38.

In the end Cheadle Hulme posted an under-par 128.

Lindow’s reply started reasonably well as coach Liam Castellas (13) and Charlie Williams (8) took Lindow to 31 for the first wicket.

Then came the flurry of wickets but club chairman Adam Bull (13) dug in obdurately as he and Mason-O’Brien (34 not out) battled through a tricky period.

When Bull was dismissed the game could have gone either way but Tyler played a captain’s innings, hitting 35 off just 24 balls to take Lindow to an important victory.

Lindow will be seeking another success at Mobberley on Saturday.

Lindow’s seconds secured a comfortable win at home to Cheadle Hulme on Saturday.

Lindow opted to bowl first after winning the toss and on a good batting wicket were pleased to bowl out the visitors for 177.

Spinner Graham Clinton and veteran seamer Khalid Ahmed claimed four wickets apiece.

In reply, Lindow’s quest for victory didn’t at any point look anything other than being successful.

Openers Dan Braddock (65) and Matt Ramsden (75) were always in control and the strokeplay from both was highly impressive.

By the time the opening batsmen were dismissed, Lindow were close to the victory that was secured with over eight overs to spare.

On Sunday the 3rd XI’s match against Stockport Trinity was sadly abandoned due to rain.

Alderley Edge revived their own title prospects at home to Timperley, who were all out for 118 with Richard Wilkinson taking 4-44. Edge coasted home on 119-3, with Calum Rowe 65 not out.

Leaders Chester faltered when rain prevented a finish at Nantwich.