CHESTER Boughton Hall claimed a home win over Didsbury on Saturday to ensure they go into this weekend’s top-of-the-table clash with Neston in fine form.
Young spin duo Jack Williams and Harry Killoran were pivotal to the success over Didsbury.
The win saw Chester keep up their chase of Neston, who top the Vivio County League ECB Premier League table going into this Saturday’s trip to Filkins Lane.
Against Didsbury, Chester opted to bowl first after skipper Steve Ogilby won the toss.
The returning Ian Linwood and Warren Goodwin opened the bowling with short spells before being changed for Dave Atkin and Williams.
Atkin got the breakthrough with the score on 28, and Didsbury batted well to take the score on to 86-2 before Killoran and Williams tore through the attack, dismissing the visitors for 150.
Williams finished with 5-49 and Killoran 4-29.
In reply, Boughton Hall opened up with their T20 partnership of Ross Dixon and Goodwin. Dixon got to a quick 10 before being bowled with the score on 21. Brother Lee then joined Goodwin at the crease and the pair enjoyed a partnership of 84, before Dixon was dismissed for 54.
Guy Dunbavand fell shortly after for a duck and then Goodwin departed for 43, leaving the score on 111-4.
Ogilby could manage only 10 so it was left to Michael Robinson (15no) and Williams (10no) to take Chester over the line.
In Division One, a maiden first-team century from Ben Tomlinson (116) was in vain as OULTON PARK failed to bowl Brooklands out so their match ended in a draw.
Park got off to a flyer, reaching 77 off the first 10 overs, with openers Rick Moore (110) and Tomlinson (116) only having ran three singles with the majority of scoring coming in boundaries. The pair built an opening partnership of 197 before Moore was out caught. Park eventually ended on 314-5. In reply, Brooklands scored quickly early in the innings, reaching 90 after 11 overs. But wickets began to fall and they ended up batting out for a draw, surviving for three overs with only one wicket remaining (277-9). Craig Williamson (5-98) was the pick of the bowlers.
CHRISTLETON emerged 14–7 to the good from a close game against Cheadle at Little Heath.
The Chester hosts batted first and posted 215-8 (Iroshan de Silva 43, Guy Newell 42no).
Cheadle replied with 199-8, Andy Wilson (45) leading the way with the bat while Ifti Naseer helped himself to 5-49 with the ball.