BARRINGTON Browne's exceptional dis-play could not get Nantwich a vital win in Saturday's big basement battle at Poynton.
A victory could have seen second-from-bottom Dabbers leapfrog their opponents in the ECB Premier Division, but the home side stood firm for a draw against a barrage of pressure from the former Guyana paceman, who followed last week's 6-29 with 5-37.
Nantwich batted first and suffered an early setback when skipper Chris Hampshire was out for just two runs.
James de Terte (11) and Jeff Maynard (2) provided little support to opener Chris Simpson, who looked in form until a sloppy shot saw him caught on 44.
Nigel Davies (28) impressed on his second appearance for Nantwich, and the tail wagged as Andy Newton (21), Paul Hampshire (15) and Craig Mackellar (20no) helped the score on, enabling a declaration at 167-7. Derwen Thompson returned 5-59 for Poynton.
In their reply, the hosts were rocked when opener J Hutter retired hurt. Browne got the first of his five soon after, but Poynton were stubborn. Mackeller weighed in with a wicket but Poynton held on for 105-6 off 55 overs.
The Dabbers edged the points 9-7 to maintain their upward trend
In Division One, Cheadle came off second best in their home draw with Alsager who posted 223-7 (Ashwin Punja 50). The hosts replied with 197-9 (Paul Sperring 44). nNantwich were dumped out of the Cheshire Cup by Oulton Park on Sunday.
The experienced pair of Nigel Davies (34) and Andy Newton (33) did most damage as the Dabbers posted 145-9.
But it was not enough as Park raced to 146-3 in just 33.2 overs (S Selwood 67).
Nantwich fourths won at a canter against Mobberley, who were all out for 36. Nantwich got to 37 for the loss of just three wickets.