ALVANLEY continued to press for an automatic promotion spot in Meller Braggins Division One with a 132-run demolition of Ashley.
Batting first Mark Szymura (21) and Chris Jones (18) negotiated the new ball for Alvanley, posting 40 for the first wicket.
They departed within an over of each other and when Ben Pearce was bowled for eight Alvanley were beginning to struggle.
Andy Bennion counter-attacked and when he fell for 57, Alvanley were 140-5.
Nick Geddis (18) and Greg Weir (22no) scored quickly in the latter stages allowing a declaration at 198-9.
Ashley were then dismantled by a brilliant bowling display from Alvanley’s seam attack. Chris Charles (2-9) and Nick Geddis (1-23) set the tone beating the edge consistently and general causing all sorts of problems.
The introduction of Greg Weir turned the game as he posted an incredible 5-16 to blow Ashley away for 66.
Ian Eaton scored 101 as OAKMERE set 225-3 against Trafford MV in their stunning 157-run win.
After tea Thomas Pilling took 4-40 and Michael Cushion 3-7 as Oakmere skittled Trafford for 73.
MALPAS made 132-6 before bowling Hale Barns out for 126 to keep up their promotion bid.
In Division Two, KINGSLEY bounced back after the previous week's disastrous defeat by winning away at Winsford. Losing the toss, Kingsley batted well on a drying wicket to post a challenging 176-9.
Fifteen-year-old George Waring (25) once again impressed and was ably supported by Alex Hatt (29) and Ed Leneghan (42no), who expertly moved the scoreboard along with the tail. Buoyed by their team’s batting performance, Travis Martin (3-24) and Adrian Burden (3-28) made early inroads into Winsford’s attacking top order. Peter Pearce (4-9) mopped up the tail to dismiss Winsford for a dismal 72.
BARROW remain in trouble as they are second from bottom – in the relegation zone – after losing by 155 runs to Aston. The home side declared on 219-8 before bowling Barrow out for 76.
CHOLMONDELEY restricted visiting Prestbury to 178-8dec but couldn’t quite catch them as they finished on 154-9.
Alvanley under 18s have created quite a stir.
They won their first ever Cheshire Youth Cup quarter final at home to Northwich. Tight bowling and tenacious fielding kept the visitors to 124 and Ed Speakman and Sam Williams brought the team home by seven wickets.