Mere 99ao Barnton 100-7
STEVE Yarwood won the toss for the ninth time in 10 games and did not hesitate to put the hosts into b at .
Mattie Bebbington took a wicket in the first over of his spell for the seventh time this season and batsmen departed regularly, unable to cope with the Barnton attack and the pitch.
At one stage Mere were 23 for 5.
Bebbington finished with figures of 5-18 and Matthew Morley 2-20 before James Ollier wrapped things up with the final two wickets.
Dave Ashley top scored with 22 before being caught top-edging a sweep shot and a mini-collapse followed. Richard Watkins and Neil Langham retrieved the situation and an emphatic six from Watkins won the match and restored Barnton's promotion prospects.
Barrow 130-9 Weaverham 129
THE toss proved crucial as Weaverham's unbeaten run ended.
The innings started well as Steve Robertson and Rob Harrison, who both scored 20, put on 35 for the first wicket.
The only other Weaverham batsman to post a total of note was skipper Rob McMillan (46) and the innings petered out.
Barrow found life almost as difficult and stumbled to victory.
* Weaverham 2nds' played out an almost carbon copy match.
They managed only 111-9. Barrow limped to 112-9.
Cheadle Hulme 2nds 179-4 Winsford 2nds 176-6
MARK Skellon's first century for 13 years could not prevent Winsford's 12-month unbeaten league run from ending.