CHESTER County Officers were in top form as they stormed to a comprehensive home victory over neighbours Ellesmere Port in Division One on Saturday.
The visitors had no answer to the Officers' swing bowlers as Steve Johnson (2-13), Andy Barlow (4-22) and Mike Clarke (3-4) left them reeling on 53ao.
In reply the Officers made a sluggish start but Ian Barlow (34no) and Steve Holland (18) maintained their composure to achieve victory at 54-3.
KINGSLEY continued their improved form with an impressive triumph at home to fourth-placed BUNBURY.
The away side were first to bat and looked set to post a high score after reaching 50 for the first wicket.
But a series of rash shots led to their downfall as Alex Hatt (3-28) and Andrew Ainsworth (2-12) took advantage to leave them on 148ao.
Kingsley responded in style with Ed Leneghan (35) and Jay Cartlidge (32) easing them to victory with 149-4.
In Division Two, an under-strength SAUGHALL side fell to a narrow defeat in an exciting contest at Trinity.
Missing five first-teamers, the visitors made a solid start with 51-3 but despite the best efforts of Martin Huxley (45no) and Mike Andrews (18) they could muster only 130-7 off their allotted overs.
But the Saughall bowlers rose to the challenge and the form of Andrews (3-32) and James Huxley (3-27) left the hosts in all kinds of trouble on 49-6.
Trinity survived some nervy moments to steady the innings and when Gilman (29no) and Aspinall (31no) came to the crease they edged to a hard-fought win.
FRODSHAM cantered to a deserved victory at Wilmslow Wayfarers.
The hosts opted to bat first but they had no answer to the threat of James Burton (8-43) who tore through the Wayfarers' order in rampant style.
A Akhtar (42) and J Unsworth (26) offered some respite for the hosts but it was short-lived as they succumbed to 129ao.
Frodsham wasted little time in reaching their target as Matt Williamson (65no) and Tom Wilkinson (23no) eased them to victory on 130-2.
In Division Three, CAPENHURST cruised to an eight-wicket victory when they played host to Mossley.
The visitors were first to bat but struggled to gain any rhythm as they fell to 42ao.
Cape responded well and reached their target with plenty to spare on 43-2.