WINNINGTON Park hauled themselves off the bottom of Meller Braggins League Division One with a deserved victory over Hale Barns on Saturday.
Asked to bowl, a determined Park set about their Altrincham hosts and were rewarded as Hale Barns were skittled for 100.
Returning Jason Hayes led the way, taking 5-44 from 21.2 overs while Matt Hatchard claimed 4-42 to give Park a glorious opportunity to secure their third win of the season.
And that they did as young Ben Chaloner (30) and Jonny Wales (21no) steered them to 101-4.
Acting skipper Shingler said: “Jason Hayes is a great weapon to have in the side, the last three games he has played we have won. We are all enjoying our cricket and it is showing with our performances and now finally results too.”
Elsewhere in Division One, Davenham boosted their survival hopes with victory at Ashley.
The Butcher’s Stile outfit made a winning 107-3 after they skittled out their hosts for just 106.
Northwich were frustrated in their attempt to gain revenge for an early-season defeat at Malpas on Saturday.
Batting first, the Moss Farm side declared on 206-7 with Matt Jamieson (63no) and Chris Yearsley (60) to the fore.
Jamieson then took two wickets as Malpas wobbled but a deluge of rain accounted for two hours’ play and with it went Northwich’s chances.
In Division Two, Winsford were frustrated by second-from-bottom Bowdon Vale.
After posting 146 all out with Mike Clarke (27) their main-stay, Winsford could not skittle out their lowly opponents who held on with 97-7 (Dave Tierney 3-15, Mike Clarke 2-13). Craig Webb also took a stunning catch at mid-wicket.
Weaverham took 14 points from their clash with Runcorn but fell to a narrow defeat at Wallerscote Road.
The Russetts posted 175-7 (Dave Ashley 68, Barrie Crellin 27) but visiting Runcorn grabbed the win with 176-8 (Crellin 3-33, Kev Douglas 2-33).
Barnton suffered a heavy defeat at Kingsley on Saturday.
Batting first the Broomsedge side posted 102 before the hosts snatched the points with 103-8 (Matt Bebbington 4-24).
In the Cheshire Alliance, Hartford drew at Chelford. James Hodgkinson’s 34 was the pick of their total of 148. Rob Stimson’s figures of 4-45 should have been enough but Chelford survived on 122-8.