MALPAS had Division Two leaders Sale in a spin at Rookwood on Saturday before having to settle for a winning draw.
The visitors won the toss and batted first, making 192-9 declared off 50 overs.
Keith Ricketts led the scoring for Malpas with 53, while Aussie ace Jack Scascighini chipped in with 37 and Adrian Stubbs 22.
Sale looked to be well on their way to victory after an opening stand worth 83, but a flurry of wickets saw them reduced to 91-5 before holding out at 141-8.
Stubbs capped a fine all-round performance with 4-43 off 15 overs.