CHESTER County Officers suffered their third Meller Braggins defeat in a row as Pott Shrigley made hay while the sun shone and triumphed by a thumping 122 runs.
On a good batting track, Pott won the toss and capitalised on the conditions as R Hough scored 128 not out in a chanceless innings, well supported by number three W Barlow (61). The only Chester bowler to pick up wickets was paceman Vamshi, who took 4-49.
Pott declared after 43 overs with the score on 222-4.
After tea Chester made a terrible start, slumping to 24-3 inside 10 overs.
Only skipper Mike Rowlands made double figures with a score of 44 as CCO were bowled out for 100 in the 37th over, despite a great rearguard action by Rhys Thomas.
A lack of application with the bat has cost CCO badly over the last month. The Officers are left hoping that the return of key players over the next few weeks will help them put up more of a fight in their remaining fixtures.
Elsewhere in Division Three, Bunbury enjoyed a convincing home victory over Sandbach.
Batting first, the hosts posted 131ao from 42.5 overs, Mark Shallcross (6-36) their chief tormentor.
But Bunbury’s bowlers had even more joy. Robin Williams led the spree with 6-24 as Sandbach were all out for 71.