ANOTHER low-scoring game at Moughland Lane saw Runcorn clinch a vital 21 points to three win against fellow Cheshire County League Division One strugglers Cholmondeley.
The visitors were put into the bat on a slow, greenish pitch and found it increasingly difficult to score.
It was slow going throughout and despite some spirited resistance, Cholmondeley were all out for 109 in 42 overs.
Tony White captured four wickets from his two spells and all the bowlers benefited from a lively fielding performance and reliable catching.
Veteran opener Andy Booth batted carefully for his 20 but received little support from the rest of the top order.
John Farmer joined him after three wickets had fallen for only 38 runs and slowly began to push the ball into gaps for crucial runs.
Booth was bowled attempting to guide a straight ball to the leg side, but Farmer kept accumulating and, with 34 runs, made a telling contribution to Runcorn's victory. The target was passed at 109-6 with four overs to spare.