OAKMERE reignited their hopes of surviving their first ever season in the Cheshire County League after completing a double over Division Two relegation rivals Mobberley.
At Overdale Lane on Saturday, Mike Cushion led the hosts attack by taking 4-31 as the visitors could muster only 147.
In reply, Oakmere romped to a four-wicket victory as Peter Yearsley hit 48 not out in their total of 148-6.
Skipper Ian Eaton said: “They decided to bat first which was a bit of a surprise but take nothing away from the lads. I thought we bowled well and then batted excellently to knock off the runs.
“The morale in the camp has been good all season and for the first time on Saturday, we played a settled side.
“Hopefully we will have learned a lot from the first half of the season and use that to our advantage and kick on.”
Oulton Park’s title ambitious were dented on Saturday after they were almost certainly saved by the rain.
The Little Budworth side, now placed third in the Premier, failed to skittle out hosts Oxton who declared on 218-8. Ben Gough was Park’s main threat, taking 3-56.
And for once, the usual power of Park’s batting was in absence as only Jonny Kettle (55) and skipper Nathan Dumelow (33) stood up in their total of 157-9.
The final pair were at the crease with victory looking unlikely for the Pinfold Lane club when the rain arrived and brought an exciting contest to a premature end.