Poynton’s season ended in defeat as Division Two champions Timperley ended their record-breaking season in style with an 18th win out of 22.
However, their victory owed much to their New Zealand overseas player Matt Macquet.
Put into bat in difficult conditions, Poynton soon found themselves 19-5, with Macquet in particular enjoying prodigious lateral movement, with a number of the early wickets falling to catches by the wicketkeeper or slips.
A revival of sorts came via Simon Dunn, who played fluently for 45; and Mark Coram.
For Coram, 24 of his 27 runs came in the same extraordinary over, bowled by Macquet’s new-ball partner Chris Page, who had earlier struck with both of his first two deliveries in the match.
Macquet ended with 5-48 and Ian Grindley wrapped up the tail with three for five.
Any hopes of a Poynton win against the odds were swiftly extinguished by Macquet’s aggression.
Feeling no need to play himself in, he swung from ball one and struck eight fours and two sixes in his 54 from 34 deliveries.
Jimmy Williams enjoyed some late success with a spell of 3-12, which included a fine outfield catch from Danny Williams, but by this stage Timperley were almost home.
This has been a difficult season in some ways for Poynton, and given their limited strength in depth, their mid-table finish represents a satisfying effort.