BIG-HITTEING Warren Goodwin smashed his sixth century in 22 days – his fourth consecutive Premier Division ton – as he helped Chester Boughton Hall up to fourth in the table.
Hall defeated Urmston by six wickets after Indian bowler Ajit Rajan claimed 5-51 to restrict the hosts to 209.
Goodwin then added Nelson – 111 runs – to his impressive tally, which is now at 977 for the season, as Hall made 214-4.
Skipper Jim Gillson was full of praise for his star batsman, but added that Hall’s success was not down to Goodwin alone.
“Warren has been quite simply incredible and his performances have been key for us,” he said.
“But a lot of players have stepped up this season and our home-grown talent in particular has given us a good base to build on.
“Alex Kegg, without whom we once could not take a wicket, has been injured but other players have filled the void.
“Maroof Khan has had to leave us and again, we have coped.
“Steve Ogilby has more than 600 runs opening the batting, young Ollie Law, who scored 80 against Urmston, has 500 runs at four, Eddie Roberts has gone from the seconds to the number three and has excelled.”
Nantwich made it eight straight wins since June 19 off the final delivery of a tense home game against NESTON.
The Parkgate club’s bid for their first title appears to have evaporated recently and they came up against former New Zealand Test all-rounder Lou Vincent in commanding form. The Auckland man took 7-57 to hold Neston to a declared tally of 216-8 (Jack Smith 54, Chris Hackett 44no).
In a match reduced to 96 overs by heavy rain, Nantwich responded with 217-3 by scoring 23 off the final two overs and two off the last delivery with the large crowd literally on their feet.
With an unbeaten 92, Vincent also starred with the bat alongside Rob Howells (81) in a crucial second wicket stand worth 123.
At Little Budworth, OULTON PARK routed Didsbury for 71 (Guy Emmett 4-33, Nathan Dumelow 4-19) and had little trouble in going on to win by six wickets.
Chester Boughton Hall will be running a bus to take supporters to watch them in action at the Cockspur Cup Twenty20 Finals at Wood Lane CC on Sunday against Mochdre.
If they win they face either Wood Lane (Staffs) or Moseley (Birm) later that day for the right to play in the regional finals.
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