ELLESMERE Port felt the full force of Wistaston Village's bowling attack on Saturday as they tumbled to a heavy away defeat - and lost one of their most influential players to injury.
Chris Townsend (5-24) and James Hogben (5-9) made short work of the Port's batting order to tumble Phil Ashton's men out for just 75.
A bad afternoon for the Port got even worse when, just two overs into the second innings, star bowler Paul Isaacs split his hand attempting to take a caught-and-bowled chance.
Isaacs required hospital treatment and stitches to the injury, which is likely to sideline him for a couple of weeks.
'We had a really poor day and Paul's injury did not help matters,' said Port skip-per Ashton.
'It looked like a good track but the pitch was terrible and our batsmen didn't really play too many bad shots.
'Having said that, Wistaston's two opening bowlers were probably the best I've faced in this league for a few years.'
Only Nick Brimble (29) and Craig Rawson (10) showed any real resistance for the Port after they batted first. Coming together when the score was 21-7, the duo put on 49 for the eighth wicket.
Wistaston wrapped up victory by reaching 79-3 (Paul Bettridge 2-39, Andy Sayers 1-31).
Port travel to Stalybridge St Paul's on Saturday.