Batting first, Paul Morris and Josh Tench got Park off to a solid start, with the Northwich side reaching 45 before Josh Tench (15) was dismissed. Morris followed for 30 soon afterwards, and Jonny Reissing (4) failed to reach the heights of last week’s 114*.
Sam Barnes and Joe Paterson produced a key partnership of 120 runs, with both keeping the score ticking over nicely for the best part of 30 overs. Barnes reached his maiden senior half century in the 41st over, with the youngster showing great maturity throughout his unbeaten 61.
Paterson was denied his 50 in the final over, being caught at long-on for 46, and Peter Room followed last ball of the innings for a three-ball duck.
WPCC 187-5 (45 overs).
Mark Stone (2-44) gave Park early hope, with both Josh Harding and Josh Spraggs edging into the palms of wicketkeeper Tench. Sam Barnes (0-7) bowled well in his short spell, before he was replaced by
Dan Barnes. A good spell of pressure followed from the young off-spinner (0-37 from 10), but Park struggled to make further inroads into the Tattenhall line-up.
The introduction of Morris (2-19) from the Road End gave Park more control, and the captain took two key wickets to give Park a chance of victory.
Room (1-29) bowled well under pressure at the death, and leg-spinner Paterson (3-31) received good turn from the Works End. Despite a nervy finish, Park couldn’t take the last two wickets and Tattenhall reached their target in the 43rd over.
TCC 189-8. (44 overs).