REDLYNCH and Hale continue to find life in County Division 2 a challenge and the trip to Sway showed just how competitive a league it is, as the home side came out nine wicket winners.

Electing to bat first, the visitors lost Ian Tanner cheaply, with Andy Soutar playing on the very next ball.

At 11-2 the writing was on the wall, although Ian Stevens (15) and Kev Hopkins (28) repaired some of the damage.

But Jon Grasham had other ideas, accounting for both.

Dave Webber quickly perished without scoring and the innings was then reduced further as Jack Cobern (14) and Jack Vincent, made their way back to the hutch enabling Grasham to return 5-33.

Skipper James Taylor struck a quickfire 16 but misjudged a sweep and was bowled, however last wicket pair Russ Church (18) and Ben Brown (15*) added two priceless batting points to close out on 131.

With such a modest total to defend, Taylor tried to rotate his bowlers to make it difficult for the batsmen to settle.

But although Brown got through Tim Nobles defence, the hosts were already half way there.

Sadly for the visitors, there was no further success with the ball as Sway romped home with Alex Hall (64*) and Tom Thorp (24*).

The Woodfalls based side finish their programme with two home games against sides above them and Taylor is well aware of a difficult run in for his team, which is currently in 14th place in the table.