NANTWICH piled the pressure on the teams above them with a 20-point win against Neston.
Second-from-bottom Dabbers have found their form and moved to within three points of Toft and safety from the drop-zone, with a comprehensive three-wickets victory at White-house Lane on Saturday.
Barrington Browne continued his red-hot streak by collecting 5-43, while new signing Nigel Davies looks a quality acquisition after proving a force in both innings.
The Wirral visitors batted first and could only manage 116, with Davies (3-44) helping Browne to see them off.
Only tail-ender C Finnigan (23) made an impact.
Nantwich had to battle harder than they should have to reach 117-7 in reply. Chris Simpson (14), Chris Hampshire (17), James de Terte (14) and Jeff Maynard (7) had all fallen by the wayside before former Longton star Davies took to the crease. His innings of 31 was a match-winning contribution, backed by the in-form Andy Newton (22). However, both had been removed before Lee Prince (1no) and Paul Stockton (4no) saw their side through. nBirkenhead Park brushed Alsager aside to take a four-points lead in Division One.
Their 72-runs victory came after they scored 178 (Andy Gibson 72, Gary Pickford 4-34) and then sent Alsager back for 106 (Shahid Mahmood 4-26, Colin Ainsworth 4-34).