BRAGGING rights were won by Northwich as they thrashed rivals Winnington Park in the clubs’ first meeting for 13 years.
Northwich declared at 200-6 after Martyn East hit a fabulous 84 and Matt Jamieson hit 61 on Saturday.
Bowler Scott Hayes took an impressive 6-23 in difficult conditions and Stuart Hayes 3-1 as a demoralised Winnington Park went for just 36.
Captain John O’Sullivan said: “We had a good opening partnership and everyone else followed suit. I thought we played very well.
“It’s local bragging rights and it was even sweeter because Winnington have been so far ahead of us for a few years.”
Davenham travelled to Malpas in the Meller Braggins Divison One chasing their first victory of the season but left empty handed again.
After winning the toss the away side chose to bowl first but saw Malpas hit 191-8 with Keith Ricket making 71.
A down-trodden Davenham could muster only 141 all out with Loveridge putting the best batting performance with a lowly 26 runs.
Stormy weather left Barnton on rocky ground as they went down to Runcorn 138-8 in Division Two.
A steady start from Mike Cross and Paul Coot took Barnton to 30.
Richard Watkins battled hard on the weather beaten wicket to make 18 and Cross made 24.
Ben Wingfield brought some stability to the innings before he was caught for 26 and Barnton totalled 132 all out.
Barnton’s bowlers made a strong start taking three quick wickets but a partnership of 60 saw RuncornŠsteady the ship and take victory.
Weaverham bounced back from defeat at the hands of Barnton last week to dispatch Over Peover by five wickets.
The home side hit 117-5 while Over Peover were caught short on 116-7 after batting first at Wallersote Road on Saturday.
A strong bowling display saw Rob McMillan take 4-26 and James Ollier 2-41.
Batsmen Steve Robertson and captain Jon Lightfoot both hit 30 to secure an expected victory.
After electing to field Winsford earned a nervous victory over visitors Alderley Park who posted just 106-9 declared.
In reply, the Knight’s Grange side survived a late scare, taking victory on 109-9.