CHRISTLETON skipper Jim Gillson reckons tomorrow's home clash with Toft is a 'must-win' match if his side are to sustain a realistic title challenge.
Gillson is keen for the Little Heath outfit to build on their current fourth position in the Premier Division by banishing memories of last week's draw with Alderley Edge with a win tomorrow.
Gillson said: 'We had the best of the match with Alderley Edge last weekend but we just couldn't finish them off and had to settle for a draw.
'Toft were the whipping boys at the start of the season but they have just won two of their last three and so they will be confident.
'But we have started to bowl well in recent weeks and if we are serious about challenging at the top of the league then this is a must-win game.'
Maroof Khan hit his second century in a week for Christleton last Saturday, contributing 103 to his side's 308-7 at Alderley Edge.
Nick O'Connell gave him fine support with 92 but Alderley avoided defeat by reaching 200-7.
OULTON PARK cantered to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over promoted Birkenhead Park to move into second place behind Hyde.
Birkenhead got off to a good start thanks to a 48-run partner-ship before Ben Spendlove (2-11) made the breakthrough. But it was Robin Taylor (3-33) and Nathan Dumelow (4-49) who restricted the home side to 159.
Chris Bassano (66no), Spend-love (40) and Dumelow (43no) saw Oulton home to 160-2.
NESTON became the latest team to suffer at the hands of Nantwich's outstanding Queenslander Steve Paulsen when they were given a 145-run drubbing at Whitehouse Lane. Paulsen scored exactly 100, his second century of the summer, in the Dabbers' 271-5 declared. Neston, who entertain Oxton tomorrow, were bowled out for 126 (Chris Hackett 38). nMalpas fell to a five-wicket home loss to Bredbury St Mark's, who went top of Division Two for the first time this season.
The hosts batted well to post 212-9 declared (Adrian Stubbs 62, M Beckett 4-49). Bredbury skip-per Chris Wood, who has been in prime form this summer, then hit 62 as his side reached a winning 215-5.