CHESTER County Officers extended their lead at the top of Meller Braggins League Division Two with a thumping home success over Winsford.
The hosts made 157-9dec, then ripped into the Winsford battling line-up, bowling the visitors out for just 24.
News that promotion rivals Kingsley and Romiley had drawn made it an ever better day for CCO, who travel to basement team Trafford MV this Saturday.
Skipper Mike Clarke decided to bat after winning the toss at Winsford.
His bowlers got the ball to move around from the off, but Mike Rowlands (18) and Ian Rule (15) managed to find runs.
The innings was held together by Stuart Putson, who ended with 59 not out as Chester finished just three runs short of adding two additional batting points.
After tea, CCO knew they needed early wickets to put the pressure on the batsmen with Winsford having made good totals in the last few weeks.
Vamshi did just that, ending with remarkable figures of 5-6 off his eight overs.
At the other end, Steve Johnson claimed 5-13 from 7.3 overs as Winsford were ruthlessly put to the sword.
Chester took 25 points to Winsford’s five and are now just four games away from securing promotion for the second season in a row.
Elsewhere in Division Two, BUNBURY kept some breathing space between themselves and the bottom two with a home win over Barnton.
The visitors made 177-5 but Bunbury hit backwith 178-4.
Fourth-placed CHOLMONDELEY wrapped up a comfortable victory over basement side Trafford MV.
The strugglers were skittled out for 90 and Chum knocked off 94-5.
In Division Three, BARROW claimed a home win over Stretton. They made 183-9dec before bowling Stretton out for 127.