LEADERS Tattenhall met chasing Cholmondeley in a Division One derby fixture at Flacca Field on Saturday and stretched their gap at the top.
Winning the toss, Tattenhall skipper Rob Mulvihill asked the visitors to bat first and immediately removed in-form Luke Heritage.
Gary Forster toiled away without any luck, with shots from Walker (40) looping over fielders.
Four of Cholmondeley's batsmen looked like they could post decent scores but a fantastic run-out from Alexander, combined with yet another miserly spell from Dobson (3-42) held them to a below-par 199-7 from their 45 overs.
Tattenhall came out positively, both Gibbon (58) and Ahmed (63) continuing their fantastic form with the bat.
Leg-spinner Russ Walker (4-43) created some problems for the home side as both openers got themselves out to him. Mick Alexander hit a quickfire 32 to ensure the lower middle order were not under too much pressure and the innings was guided home expertly by Graham Harper (18 not out).
Tattenhall ended on 200-5 with two overs to spare to register a fifth successive victory before the visit of Davenham tomorrow.
Weaverham defeated ALVANLEY at Wallerscote Road after the visitors batted first and declared on 203-8. The hosts almost took maximum points from the match, winning with 204-7 and securing 24 league points.
In Division Two, BARROW lost at home to second-placed Ashley.
Despite missing some key players Barrow were optimistic and decided to bat first.
Openers Nick Bell and Phil Noble made a solid start reaching 48 from 18 overs, before Noble was dismissed.
With the loss of Bell for 37 it was left to the middle order to increase the run rate and aim for 170 for full batting points.
They achieved this thanks to 50 from Gareth Pawlett with support from Matt Morris, Mal Barrow and Mark Johnson finishing on 177-8.
The loss of an early wicket only succeeded in spurring Ashley on and their batsmen hit some lusty shots, escaping lightly thanks to some below par catching.
They took full advantage and scored 179-6 with seven balls to go.
CASTROL made the longest trip of the season in Division Three to second placed Offerton with an under-strength team.
Sitting in third before this match, the Oilmen had six players unavailable through holidays, injury and watching the England football match.
Stand-in captain Mike Garvey won the toss but that was where his luck ran out.
The Oilmen finished all out for 113 and Offerton, despite almost throwing it away at 65-7, held on to win with 117-7.