A SUPERB five-wicket haul for Ian Linwoood propelled Chester Boughton Hall to victory over Widnes at Filkins Lane on Saturday.
Linwood finished with figures of 5-56 off 20 overs in the County League Premier Division clash.
The hosts won the toss and decided to bowl first on a damp pitch, reducing Widnes to 98-8. An eighth-wicket stand of 54 lifted the away side to 156 (Warren Goodwin 2-38) in the 46th over.
The chase was started with Goodwin (42) and Steve Ogilby (73) putting on 66 for the first wicket.
Lee Dixon went for seven so it was left to Kumar Sarna (20no) and Mark Rowlands (5no) to take Boughton Hall to a winning 157-3.
NESTON’S batting failed them as they lost at home to Macclesfield, who posted 157-8 (Paul Stimson 4-42). In reply, Neston were all out for 136.
In Division One, CHRISTLETON went down to a 44-run defeat at Bredbury St Mark’s.
The home side totalled 147, Chris Wood making 39 while Matt Parkinson bagged 4-29.
Christleton, who lost their opening two batsmen for ducks were bowled out for 103 (Iroshan De Silva 22).
OULTON PARK recorded a win double over the weekend.
Their first success came in the league on Saturday, at home to previously unbeaten Grappenhall.
An excellent knock of 76no from Ric Moore and a 4-27 haul proved to be too much for the visitors.
Batting first, Oulton reached a below par 193-3.
In reply, Grappenhall were soon in the mire as Craig Douglas (3-37) had the opening duo out.
The match drew to an exciting close with Grappenhall’s last man out with only eight balls to spare.
Oulton were back in the winning groove 24 hours later, dumping Davenham out of the Cheshire Shield.
Davenham made 214 , Thomas Bannister-Wright finishing with best figures of 5-44, including a hat-trick. Oulton replied with 215-4.