DEPLETED Nantwich suffered their fourth league defeat of the season at Chester Boughton Hall on Saturday.
A poor display with the bat saw the Dabbers - missing several key players who were attending a wedding - dismissed for just 106.
Australian Leigh Murphy (32), Olly Sadler and Phil Stockton (both 22) were the only ones to offer much in the way of resistance.
Robin Fisher was the pick of the Chester attack with 4-27, while David Shewring also proved a thorn in Nantwich's side with 3-19.
A rapid unbeaten 40 from Steve Ogilby saw Chester cruise to 107-2 to secure their fifth win of the season and move up to third place in the ECB Premier Division.
Barrington Browne claimed both the Chester wickets to fall.
Nantwich face another tough test when they visit league leaders Oulton Park on Saturday.
The Dabbers are also in action on Sunday when they travel to Cheadle in round three of the Fred Graham Trophy.
Alsager, also missing three key performers in Steve Armitage, Mark French and Kenny South, notched a narrow three-wicket win over Brook-lands in their Division One fixture.
After winning the toss, Alsager put Brooklands into bat and saw their decision vindicated as the visitors were dismissed for 149 in 46 overs.
Opener Neil Ogden (64) top-scored for Brooklands but fine bowling from Shaun Woolley (4-29) and Gary Pickford (3-37) gave Alsager a scent of victory.
Their batsmen duly made the runs with three wickets to spare at 152-7. Paul Pickford dropped anchor to guide them to victory with a solid 74, while Alan Stancliffe (23) made another important contribution.
'It was a good win considering we had a few players missing and reversed our defeat at Brooklands earlier in the season,' said chairman Graham Pickford. Teenager Robert Cook-Sievewright posted one of the highest scores in Cheshire County League second-team cricket on Saturday.
The 16-year-old Cheshire batsman smashed an unbeaten 182 in
Nantwich's 23-run defeat of Chester at White-house Lane.
Cook-Sievewright smashed the Chester attack to all parts of the ground as the Dabbers amassed a total of 265-1 declared before bowling Chester out for 242 (Nick Massey 3-45).
Alsager's second-team game at Brooklands fizzled out into a draw.