KINGSLEY dented Barnton's promotion hopes with a two-wicket home win in Division Two on Saturday.
Knowing that conditions would suit his bowlers early on, skipper Neil Rowlands elected to field first on a drying track.
Adrian Burden (3-19) kept the run-rate down and James Hendry took three quick wickets as Barnton mustered only 102.
Only Chris Dolan (21) and Rowlands (21no) made any sizeable scores in reply as, once again, Kingsley made hard work of the run chase.
With eight wickets down and the scores tied, Burden and Rowlands scampered the single that took them one step closer to staying in Division Two next season.
CHOLMONDELEY go to Alderley Park this weekend after seeing Saturday’s trip to Over Peover washed out.
In Division One, ALVANLEY drew at Congleton after being asked to bat first on a grassy but decent track.
Ben Pearce contributed a useful 25 but it was not all plain sailing for Alvanley, who went from 73-4 to a final total of 158-9. Andy Bennion (43) and Andy Senior (30) made good contributions.
In Congleton’s reply, Lee Ainsworth (1-10 off six overs) continued his fine form with the new ball.
Left with only a draw to play for, Congleton shut up shop.
Shewring's 3-37 and Fisher's 3-30 were outstanding figures but the Congleton tail were able to secure a losing draw at 108-8.
Alvanley travel to Prestbury today for the semi-final of the Twenty20 Knockout.
BARROW bounced back from a few poor results with an important victory over Trafford.
Phil Johnson, Mal Barrow, Phil Noble and Brett Balac plugged away but Trafford were in danger of posting a commanding score. The return of Johnson changed the game and wickets began to fall, restricting Trafford to 137-7.
In reply, Barrow wobbled from 12-3 to 58-5 before the arrival of Johnson (48no) turned the game on its head.
He teamed up with Brett Balac (34) to take the score to 104-6, then rain intervened.
With the loss of five overs, Barrow had only six overs to score 34 runs.
They somehow made it to 138-9, former Kaizer Chiefs and Plymouth Argyle goalkeeper Peter Balac striking the winning runs.
MALPAS were denied victory at home to high flyers Northwich.
The visitors laid down 206-7dec but the Wrexham Road side were up to 114-3 when the inclement conditions put paid to proceedings.
In Division Three, CHESTER COUNTY OFFICERS completed the league double over Sandbach with almost identical scores in both games.
The returning Mike Clarke (5-60) and Steve Johnson (1-30) pinned Sandbach down for long periods. Then Andy Barlow returned to form with 3-17 to polish off the tail and dismiss Sandbach for 124.
The Chester response after tea was a collective effort with contributions down the order from Ian Barlow (20), Chris Wright (28), Steve Holland (15) and Steve Johnson (12) ensuring victory by three wickets as the weather closed in.
BUNBURY (160-5dec) drew at home to Wistaston Village (120-7).