JACK Williams was the star of the show for Chester Boughton Hall as he claimed 6-65 against Hyde to help Jim Gillson’s men achieve their first win of the Premier Division campaign.
The 17-year-old spinner demonstrated control beyond his years as he ripped through the strong Hyde order as Hall, who had set a target of 234-8 (Warren Goodwin 53, Ollie Law 50no), sent Hyde packing for 198ao (Alex Kegg 4-58).
Skipper Gillson said: “Jack is a good young lad and he has improved a lot since attending a Lancashire CC training school.
“Spin is usually an art that you have to learn over the years but he already has the skill of an experienced player and if he can be consistent and keep improving, he will be a great asset.”
Last season Hall took 12 games to register a win and Gillson was pleased that he didn’t have to wait so long this time.
“It was a disappointing start to the season,” he said. “But at least we have bounced back with a win.”
Defending champions OULTON PARK sit second in the league behind newly-promoted Urmston.
Nathan Dumelow’s side defeated last season’s Premiership runners-up Bowdon by a comfortable four-wicket margin at Little Budworth after restricting the visitors to 203-8dec (Guy Emmett 5-66).
Bowdon’s Lancashire paceman Steve Cheetham (3-67) initially had Park on the ropes at 50-3, but the experience of Ben Spendlove (66) and Nathan Dumelow (44) pulled them through to pocket 20 points.
A brilliant innings of 154no by Sydney grade batsman Brad Rasool failed to save NESTON from a derby defeat at Oxton as the hosts made 285-7(James Hawley 3-74).
In Division One, CHRISTLETON sit at the bottom of the pile after reeling from an eight-wicket defeat at home to Macclesfield.
The visiting side bowled Paul Allen’s team out for 162, David Bates top-scoring with 47.
After tea Macclesfield’s response was swift, Rob Keen contributing an unbeaten 67 and Ben Morrison hit 56 to carry them to 164-2.
Christleton 2nds drew at Bredbury after being made to field.
Without skipper Steve Jackson, Ollie Morgan Jones , Richard Morgan Jones and Brian Wareing got stuck into the batsmen as Bredbury made 213ao.
In reply 16-year-old Rob Marks (37) and a rapid 27 from stand-in skipper Heyland left Christleton needing six to win off the last two balls – but in the end they had to settle for a draw.