NANTWICH booked a trip to Widnes in the next round of the county cup after a seven-run win at Toft on Sunday.
Batting first, Nantwich posted 193-5 from their 45 overs with youngsters Chris Hampshire, Olly Sadler and Ray Doyle all among the runs.
Hampshire hit 80 for the second successive day and with Sadler falling one short of a half-century, Nantwich put on 104 for the first wicket.
Doyle added 30 at number four as the Dabbers posted a competitive total.
Sadler then doubled up to star with the ball, picking up 3-34 as Toft were held in check. Paul Hampshire also collected 2-28 as Toft fell short at 186-8.
Nantwich captain Andy Newton said: 'All the young batsmen did very well for us and Olly and Paul picked up important wickets, before Barrington Browne helped us to victory with a fine spell of bowling at the end of the innings.'
Elworth fell just short of booking a derby date with Nantwich as they were edged out by one wicket at Widnes.
Batting first, Elworth went for 172 but then had their Cheshire County League Premier Division hosts in real trouble, before an unbeaten 40 from Steve Walton helped Widnes stutter to victory at 173-9.
Crewe bowed out at Grappenhall. The powerful hosts, containing several players with Lancashire second-team experience, amassed 282-3 off their 45 overs, with Martin Webb, Matt Dawson and Mohammed Amin taking a wicket each.
Crewe replied with 189 all out (Amin 49, Martin Dawson 28, Nick Bentley 19).