A SPLENDID 100 from Iroshan De Silva wasn't enough to save Christleton from a five-wicket Vivio Cheshire County League defeat at home to Urmston.

Christleton's sixth defeat in a row left them rooted to the foot of the table. De Silva's century was the only individual contribution in excess of 24 in a total of 193 for 9.

The hosts were pegged back by the bowling of Urmston's Adam Syddall, who took 3 for 37 and Matt Parkinson (3 for 65).

Replying, the visitors needed 35 overs to reach 197 for 5, with Callum Turner making 50 and Sumit Panda 39. Christleton's own Matt Parkinson took three of the wickets at a cost of 88 runs.

Oulton Park tasted defeat in Division One for the first time this season, at the hands of Cheadle Hulme. They lost by 77 runs on a day when several regular first XI players were absent.

Batting first, Cheadle Hulme piled up an impressive 286 for 9 in 50 overs.

Half-centuries from Narayanan (58), McCray (61) and Balderson (60) secured the big total. East (4 for 63) and Douglas (4-88) were the pick of the bowlers.

Park made a promising start in reply. After openers Kettle (19) and East (26) were dismissed by overseas seamer Nissen, Louis Bentley (85) and Williamson (35) kept the chase going.

But when the pair were dismissed at the midway point, Park ran out of steam in the face of some good bowling.

Nissen finished with five wickets for 69 runs as Park fell well short on 209 all out in the 42nd over.

Warren Goodwin hit 93 to put Chester Boughton Hall back on winning ways in their Premier Division encounter with Toft.

Eager to bounce back after losing to Marple the previous weekend, Chester had the visitors wobbling on 10 for 2 after two early strikes from Jordan Clark.

Jake Hancock (72) instigated a Toft fightback that faded out in the latter part of the innings. Clark finished with 5 for 42 from 10 overs as Toft finished on 224 for 9 in 55 overs.

Mark Rowlands and Lee Dixon gave Goodwin support in the early part of Chester's reply.

Goodwin's dismissal for 93 brought his tally of runs for the season to 404. His departure at 161 for 3 sparked a mini collapse.

Clark (44) held the innings together and Chester went through to pass the visitors' total with four wickets to spare