CHOLMONDELEY looked like winning then losing on Saturday before holding out for a draw.
Propping up the Meller Braggins Cheshire League Division One by 48 points, Cholmondeley were dismissed for 145 but had Prestbury worried before a late charge took the visitors to within three runs of victory at 143-9.
Holmes Chapel helped their chances of Division Two survival with a seven-wicket home win over Styal.
Relegation-threatened Chapel made 158-3 after bowling out their visitors for 157.
In Division Three, Sandbach slipped into the bottom three after a 12-run defeat at Woodford.
The home side declared on 123-9 and then dismissed Sandbach for the dreaded 'Nelson' - 111.
Weston lost by seven wickets at Oulton in their J Whitfield and Sons North Staffs and District League Senior A fixture.
Simon Barrett top scored with 36 for Weston in their innings of 140, but yet another half-century by Dave Proffitt, supported by skipper Harish Patel's unbeaten 41, helped Oulton to 144-3.
The Crewe and Nantwich Midweek League has finished in a three-way tie at the top as Hop Pole and Bombardier notched last-game wins to join Deliveries on 26 points.
Pole crushed bottom side Telecom by 87 runs. Deswani was 83 not out as Pole hit 141-2 with Telecom making 54 in reply.
Bombardier won by nine wickets against BTT.
BTT hit 90 without loss as A Piggott made 38 not out and G Harrison 29 not out. Bombardier made it home with three overs to spare.
Elsewhere, R Tagg's 45 helped Off The Rails hit 137-6 against DS&TE off 16 overs. But excellent bowling by Rails' D Marshall (3-3) saw DS&TE fall short on 110-7, despite P Wolvin hitting 41.
It was a good week for Bombardier as they made it through to the Global Cup final against Town Edge Nomads, beating Deliveries by 52 runs.
In the other semi, Nomads beat Off The Rails by 28 runs.