WINSFORD remained on the promotion fringe while deepening Barnton's early season woes in the Second Division derby at Broomsedge.
Barnton looked in trouble after Winsford's sharp attack had them at 24-3, but Christian Watkins and Nick Yarwood drove the score on quickly to 71. But with Watkins (28) falling to Jon Phillips and James Tierney claiming Yarwood's wicket the scoring was again in check.
Winsford skipper Barry Crellin opted for Chris Webb and David Ellison-Smith of his slow bowlers and they maintained control as Barnton slipped to 83-7.
The visitors took nine catches in all and sharing the wickets were Phillips (2-8), Chris Webb (2-13), Clarke (2-20), Mark Dean (2-22) and James Tierney (2-30).
Winsford needed a solid start to dispel any lingering batting nerves after being dismissed for 56 by Mere.
But Mark Nicholas and Ellis-on-Smith were early victims, but any fears of another disaster were calmed Crellin who fell into his stride and hit seven boundaries in a score of 30.
He was dismissed by Paul Coot with the score of 69 and with the loss of three more wickets Winsford needed another spell of consolidation, which was provided by vice-captain Phillips (53) and it left Chris Webb to steer them home.
Winsford completed a double, winning the 2nd XI clash at Knight's Grange.
They were put into bat and made only 103-9 dec with Anthony Ollier (32) easily the top scorer.
The total seemed insufficient, but once Craig Webb (2-15) had made the breakthrough Barnton were in trouble. Seamer Paul Hough took 4-4 and Andy Edgeley (3-5) mopped up. Barnton were 85 all out.