KINGSLEY delivered the shock result of the day in Division Two as they gained their second consecutive 25-point victory by beating promotion challengers Runcorn.
John Elliott set the tone for victory after being recalled from his sabbatical in the seconds with a gutsy 45.
Contributions down the order enabled Kingsley to set at total of 113ao off the last ball of their innings.
Runcorn would have expected to chase down such a total with ease but after losing two wickets in Travis Martin’s first over they were always on the back foot.
Skipper Ian Williams (22) looked to stage a recovery before drinks but the guile of Peter Pearce (5-26) removed him and with him Runcorn’s hopes of victory.
They were eventually all out for 89 with Travis Martin also claiming five wickets.
CHOLMONDELEY are now in third after easily beating Over Peover, who batted first and made 99ao. Chum won with 100-6.
BARROW skittled Bowdon Vale for 95 before cruising to 98-7 to rise out of the relegation zone.
In Division One, nine wickets from Rob Fisher against bogey team Trafford helped ALVANLEY win and keep up the pressure on the top teams.
A green, undulating wicket persuaded Alvanley to bowl first but after an hour, the decision looked to have back-fired.
Missing several bowlers, Alvanley opened with Nick Geddis and Fisher but Trafford coasted to 79-1 after just 17 overs and the game appeared to getting away from Alvanley.
Fisher then upped the ante. He began to get some turn and bounce and 79-1 became 87-5 and 95-8 as Fisher’s efforts sparked a collapse.
He finished off the tail and ended with 9-47 off 19 overs as Trafford ended on 118.
Chris Jones (22) and Andy Bennion opened up with the intention of attacking from the outset.
Jones was more fluent initially, pulling expertly and sending a fabulous six sailing out of the ground as the pair made 50.
Andy Bennion eventually found the middle of the bat and he along with Ben Pearce sent the ball to all parts in a thrilling 57-run partnership in just seven overs.
Pearce perished with just three needed for a classy 36.
Bennion was able to smash the winning six to win the game and help himself to an excellent 55no as Alvanley made 124-3.
MALPAS declared on 191-8 before bowling Ashley for 187ao.