LUCA Heritage cracked a super 70 as Cholmondeley sneaked a narrow win at Weaverham, on Saturday.
The Meller Braggins League Division One side batted first, and William Hock-enhull (37) combined with the impressive Heritage to take them to 117-2.
But, apart from Eddie Middleton (24), the middle and late order failed to capitalise leaving Cholmondeley to declare on 193-7.
The game was in the balance when Weaverham were at 110-4 off 24 overs in their reply, but some excellent captaincy by Andrew Latham, who opted for the pace of Guy Ford rather than the off-breaks of Mark Jones, saw his side home by 12 runs with Weaverham all out for 181. Rich Cooke returned with 3-46, Ed Mason (3-41), Ed Middleton (2-21), Guy Ford (2-22).
In Division Three, Holmes Chapel clambered off the bottom with their first win of the season. Hosts Old Parkonians posted 200-3(dec), but Chapel roared to victory with 201-5.
In the Crewe and Nantwich Midweek League, DSTE reached 131-3 with Ray Johnston unbeaten on 80. But mighty strokes from Mike Heywood (75) and Dave Watson (36) saw Bombardier home on 134-0.
Deliveries posted 132-2 against OCBM (Pete Smith 36 not out, Ade Piggott 32), and it proved too much for the visitors. Openers Neil Dobson (47) and Paul Griffiths (33) started well but Smith 1-17 and Piggott 2-25 helped restrict them to 116-4.
A fine unbeaten 53 by Richard Dodd helped Town Edge to 146-4, before superb figures of 6-20 by Ian Glover ensured Bourne ended on 130-9 despite a good knock of 32 by John Marshall.
DSTE progressed in the Global Cup with a win over Imperial. They posted 141-7 (Tim Clark 36, Paul Summers 27) and Imperial fell short in reply, scoring 94 all out, as Iain Goodwin took 3-5 and Clark claimed a hat-trick.
In the Phoenix 15 Midweek League, Sandyford maintained their 100% record in Zone A with a win over bottom side Weston. Simon Barratt's 44 helped Weston post 108-6, but Sandyford cruised to a four-wicket victory.
Rode Park eased to success over visitors Nantwich B, who were dismissed for 95 which Park knocked off with just three wickets down.