CHESTER Boughton Hall are still searching for consistency, seven matches into the County League Premier Division season.
They took just eight points from a home defeat to Marple on Saturday.
With the number of overs in the match reduced due to the wet weather, Chester were asked to bat first and responded with 163-9.
The main contributors were the fit-again Warren Goodwin (64) and George Robinson (37). Former Leicestershire, Surrey and England paceman Jimmy Osmond took 1-23 but the main damage was caused by Andy Greasley whose figures of 6-65 including a hat-trick.
Marple set about the total with relative ease, completing the task in the 31st overs with only two wickets down. Ex-Cheshire captain Andrew Hall scored a fine 51no, aided by some hard hitting from overseas pro Andy McGuiness (34no).
At Townfield Lane, NESTON fell to a heavy defeat against leaders Oxton.
The visitors, beaten only once in their previous six outings, mustered only 161-9 (Chris Hackett 28).
Oxton replied with 160-0 in 32 overs, Chris Davies making 92 and Simon Stokes 66.
The hosts’ star turn, ex-Kiwi Test player Lou Vincent, contributed only one wicket and one catch.