ELLESMERE Port ended a run of two consecutive defeats with victory against local rivals Chester County Officers.
Skipper Phil Ashton was particularly happy with the outcome and applauded his players for their efforts.
He said: 'It's our first win over Chester in the three years we've been in this league, so it's very sweet.
'We've been close to winning against them but never quite managed it. It was an excellent team performance, with some great batting and hopefully it will get our season going again.'
Chester were first to bat and found themselves immediately up against it as opener Rowlands (5) was trapped lbw by Isaacs (1-46), before I Barlow (9) was caught by Sayers off C Gatrell.
Hattersley (40) provided a brief respite for Chester before being caught by J Gatrell off C Gatrell (2-32).
Clarke (5) fell next for the visitors, caught by Sayers from Daniels, followed shortly by Johnson (2) who was run out after an inspired piece of fielding by Stu Daniels.
The Port bowlers were dominant and Gewargis (4) and Begley (10) fell to a quickfire double from Ian Daniels (3-75).
With Chester reeling at 85-7, Port were in position to set themselves a comfortable target to win.
However, a 79-run partnership from tail-enders Coppack (45no) and A Barlow (39no) gave them hope and a more respectable innings total of 164-7 from the allotted overs.
In reply, the Port lost Roberts (4) early after he was bowled by Barlow (1-32), but they kept themselves on track with Green (18) before he was caught by Hattersley off Johnson.
Cheesebrough (24) and Isaacs (20) fell to superb bowling from Wilkes, with the former caught by Gewargis.
Daniels was next to fall, with Johnson (2-46) claiming his second wicket of the match to keep Chester's hopes of a miraculous recovery alive.
However, with Port captain Ashton at the crease, those hopes were soon extinguished as some intelligent batting put Port in sight of victory.
Ashton (70) eventually fell to Hattersley off Wilkes' (3-54) hat-trick wicket, but the damage had already been done.
Sayers (9) and Gatrell (8) completed the formalities, remaining unbeaten to secure a four-wicket victory for the Port with an innings total of 166-6 from 41 overs.
Port took 20 points, Chester County Officers 11.
The win leaves Port in mid-table with six fixtures to play and a match at Sandbach on Saturday.