KINGSLEY beat Sandbach in a nailbiting Division One encounter at the Croft on Saturday.
Opting to bat first, Sandbach lost a wicket to the first ball of the match and never really recovered. Adrian Burden (5-22) made inroads at one end while Andy Storey enjoyed his return from holiday with 4-15 at the other.
Sandbach's innings was ended on 74 by Kieron Ollier's off-breaks in his last contribution of the season before his wedding.
Despite an early run-out, Kingsley's run chase was going along nicely until the dangerous Butt claimed three wickets in an over to create panic. John Elliott steadied the ship with a gutsy knock of 29 but the tail were left with a lot to do when he was dismissed.
Two more wickets for Butt (5-17) brought in last man Burden, who just managed to survive the remainder of the left arm spinner's over before Rob Massey smashed his third four at the other end to win the match.
At BUNBURY, the second-placed home side kept up their promotion push by beating Barclays Radbroke Hall by eight wickets. Hall were all out for 69 (D Roberts 6-46) and Bunbury won the game with 70-2 (O Williamson 35).
Visitors Hartford beat FRODSHAM by 23 runs. Hartford batted first and posted 191-7. In reply, Frodsham were bowled out for 168 (Gavin Houghton 54, Tom Wilkinson 48).
For the second successive week, SAUGHALL slumped to an eight-wicket defeat in Division Two - this time at the hands of hosts Langley.
Saughall were inserted to bat first on a wet track and recovered from a poor start to reach 88-2. But when James Huxley (42) was dismissed, it signalled the start of a collapse as the Chester side were all out for 142. They were indebted to Chris Andrews (30) and an 18-run last-wicket partnership.
Pete Tunnicliffe was Saughall's best performer with the ball, beating the edge on countless occasions in a fiery spell of 1-33 as Langley reached their target comfor tably.
In Division Three, CAPENHURST fell to hosts Port Sunlight 2nds by five wickets. Cape made 112-9 but Port Sunlight reached 113-5.