POLE position in the Premier Division title race once more belongs to Chester Boughton Hall after they beat Grappenhall by six wickets.

Having been toppled last week, Hall were keen to seize top spot from Hyde and they did so with a brave run chase at Filkins Lane.

The visitors made 189ao, a strong score, despite the efforts of veteran Alex Kegg, who ended a marathon 27-over spell with 6-78.

The Chester reply needed to hit the ground running and it started well. Steve Ogilby was first to go for 20 with the score on 37.

Warren Goodwin upped the ante, however, with a stylish 54 before a loose shot was well caught by Emmett.

Daron Cruikshank (61no) and Jordan Clark (44) then steered their side towards victory before skipper Jim Gillson stepped in to get Hall over the line with 192-4.

Hyde’s draw with Alderley Edge allowed Hall to regain top spot.

NESTON beat OULTON PARK by just 30 runs at Parkgate.

Put in to bat, Neston struggled initially against the opening attack of Andrew Hards and skipper Robin Taylor.

The home side did reach 41 before losing their first wicket, Jack Smith (19) clean bowled by Hards.

In the same over, Hards had David Hurst caught behind for a duck.

Danny Leech then caught and bowled Byron Cooper (13).

At 43-4 Neston were in trouble but partnerships between Luke Camden (22), Luke Pavlinovich (72) and Andy Roberts (62no) added much needed runs, taking the final score to 223-9 off 55 overs.

In response, Park lost Leech (3) lbw early but recovered to 130-3 before collapsing to 150-7 when Louis Bentley (75) was caught at mid-wicket after another quality innings.

From a winning position, Park’s tail had 24 overs to play out to save the game.

Instead they slumped to 193 all out, Kieran Berrington (25) the major contributor low down the order with some clever batting. Š

The loss drops Oulton park to third bottom.

CHRISTLETON continued their upsurge in Division One with a six-wicket win at Cheadle.

Indian all-rounder Varun Sood made a major contribution with bat and ball as Cheadle were bowled out for 134 (Nick Reid 56, Ifti Naseer 4-36, Sood 3-32).

Christleton then made 135-4 with Sood scoring 61 and Iroshan de Silva 50.