WIDNES took out their frustrations for losing to Nantwich in the Murray Smith Cheshire County League's ECB Premier Division on Saturday by putting Heaton to the sword in the National Knockout second round.
Despite the Nantwich loss, Widnes are a point clear at the top as a fine batting display secured 12 points.
However, Widnes bowlers certainly met their match on a blustery day at Beaconsfield Road.
New Zealander James De Terte scored an unbeaten 115 to steer Nantwich to victory with three overs to spare.
The number-three batsman capitalised on some poor Widnes bowling, although Gareth Dyson did well enough to claim 2-45 off 13 overs.
Widnes had started the afternoon much better than they finished it.
Declaring on 246-6 after 52 overs, they had benefited from Australian Cameron Park slotting in to the number-three spot with a superb 81.
Support came from young Shaun Moore (46) and James McCoy (40).
Normal service was resumed on Sunday with Widnes beating Bolton Leaguers Heaton.
Widnes bowled out a poor Heaton side for 89 (Bappa Mukherjee 4-8 off nine and Sean Moore 2-16 off seven). Steve Titchard and James McCoy made light work of the Heaton bowling, scoring 33 and 53 respectively as Widnes cruised to victory without loss.
Widnes 2nd again salvaged a draw, Kevin Dyson (35no) and Richard Evans (54no) coming to their rescue after Widnes limped to 35-5 chasing 196.
On Saturday, the 1st go to third-placed Alderley Edge in search of their second league win of the season. They also travel to Warrington next Wednesday for the first round of the new 20-20 Competition.