HARTFORD lost four wickets for just 38 runs as they began their run chase and were up against it from then on.
Wistaston's decision to bat seemed to have backfired when they were reduced to 106-7, but they were rallied by some big hitting. Brian Harkin took 4-45 and Graham Prew 4-49 in the heat.
With 51 overs against a modest target and with Gaz Stokes (23) getting the innings off to a good start, Hart-ford's hopes turned to disappointment. Four wickets fell in three overs and although Matt Shinkfield (43) and Martin Hill (42) stood tall they ran out of batsmen.
But Hartford bounced back on Sunday to beat Stalybridge in the League Cup.
All their bowlers contributed to the win, not least two 14-year-olds James Hodgkinson (3-16) and Jake Farrow (2-29) as the visitors were dispatched for 134.
Geoff Sharp made 31 before Ben Stott, another of the growing youth detachment at Hartford, weighed in with 47 not out to see them home at 136-5 with 14 overs to spare.