A THIRD straight draw for Christleton, against Cheadle Hume, saw them slip down to second from bottom in Division One.
It was another frustrating day for the visitors, as the home side rattled off 195-8.
Paul Allen and Matt Parkinson dismissed both of Cheadle’s openers relatively cheaply, but in the 47 overs, the entire middle order notched runs with David Bailey top-scoring with 53.
Set a target of 196 for victory, Jamie Creek was run out on 64, and Christleton could only cling on for a draw, finishing on 162-8.
In Division Two, TATTENHALL played spoiler by beating a Warrington side who needed a win to maintain hopes of a promotion place.
Batting first, they produced one of their best displays of the season, with John Gibbons knocking a fine 60 for his first half-century of the season.
He was ably supported by Paul Kettle (36) and Craig Williamson (33), which saw them set a challenging total for Warrington.
Opening the bowling for Tattenhall, Andrew Morris reduced Warrington to 25-2, while skipper Sandford picked up two stumpings off Williamson’s bowling.
After a fifth-wicket rally, experienced slow bowlers Gary Forster (2-27) and Mel Dobson (3-13) were brought on, and immediately Forster got a wicket from another Sandford stumping. Dobson’s three wickets virtually guaranteed them the win.