CHESTER County Officers extended their lead at the top of Meller Braggins League Division Two with a fine home victory over Cholmondeley.
Both teams decided to attempt to play the fixture, despite the fact more rain had been forecast to fall on an already-damp wicket.
Put in to bat first, CCO delivered a steady, controlled start.
Their chief run-makers were Mike Rowlands (74) and Ian Rule (52no) in a score of 170-3dec.
Fine bowling figures of 4-35 from Vamshi helped ensure Chum were bowled out for 102 (Steve Johnson 2-26, Ian Rule 2-7).
There was a nail-biting finish at the Croft as KINGSLEY defeated BUNBURY.
Kingsley’s bowlers all did well to keep the visitors to 105 all out at the end of 45 overs, Travis Martin (6-39) passing 40 wickets before the halfway stage of the season.
In reply, Kingsley reached a point where they needed five runs to win with three wickets left.
The game looked to be up for Bunbury but they struck back, taking two wickets. It was left to veteran pair Adrian Burden and Peter Pearce – with a combined age of more than 100 – to carry Kingsley to a winning 106-9.