FRODSHAM reinforced their position as Division Two leaders with a second successive victory in another tense, tight struggle with Disley at Monument Park.
Patience again proved to be the key in a game where two closely-matched sides battled for supremacy from the start to finish.
Disley, who finished third last season, won the toss and put Frodsham in on a wicket dampened by the morning drizzle. The home side scraped together a total of 130-9 off their 48 overs, largely thanks to Christian Sandbach (46) who provided a gritty backbone to the innings, and Ben Large (29) with a short but typically explosive knock.
From a promising position of 102-3, the home side lost momentum in the closing overs, Disley's Arrowsmith returning fine figures of 4-7 in his 11 overs and leg-spinner Blackburn also bowling tightly.
After tea, Disley seized the initiative in the early part of the innings, reaching 50-1 thanks to a good opening partnership by Blackburn and the captain Wagstaff.
After patiently seeking a breakthrough, Frodsham then hit back through. Hart and Large with two quick wickets apiece. Disley refused to collapse and went back on the offensive with left-hander Arrowsmith blasting three sixes from one Hart over.
At 90-5 the visitors found themselves again in a winning position, until the introduction of Matt Williamson who turned the balance of the game back into Frodsham's favour by removing Arrowsmith and Ritchie in a crucial display of controlled pace bowling.
The tireless Large put together an unbroken spell of 19 overs and achieved fine figures 5-25. Meanwhile, Hart came up with an important run-out, throwing in to keeper Abram from deep-square to dismiss Racz.
Runs are often harder to come by at Frodsham than at many grounds and Disley finally surrendered at 104 all out.
Frodsham will be at home to Appleton tomorrow (2pm). nKingsley missed a great chance to snatch victory in their home clash against newly-promoted Wistaston in the first division.
In fact, the home side should never have come close to winning after earlier being bowled out for a meagre 104. Only skipper Butcher, unlucky to miss out on a half-century, showed any fight against the away attack led by Siddorns (6-31).
In ideal conditions for swing bowling, Wistaston started disastrously as two of their batsmen were back in the pavilion within the first three overs.
Left-armer Burden (7-31) kept plugging away up the hill to reduce the opposition to 60-8, but Hogben (32no) took advantage of some dreadful catching to see the visitors home without further loss.
Kingsley travel to Bunbury tomorrow. nChester County Officers' match at Styal was called off. A rainy morning was followed by a sunny afternoon, but despite entreaties by the independent umpires and efforts by CCO to mop up the lingering pools, Styal were intransigent in insisting they were not prepared to play because the ground was unfit.
CCO host Woodford tomorrow. Chester CO seconds had to settle for a winning home draw despite a determined effort to bowl out Styal.
After being put in, the damp conditions did not stop opening batsmen Alan Roberts (16) and Geoff Stubbins (13) racing to a quick 25 off eight overs. The runs continued as the middle order of Chris Wright (35) and Adam Gerwagis (34) played some confident shots to all parts of the ground.
Only Styal's slow bowler Maurice McMullen (5-75) proved a danger, taking three wickets in quick succession as CCO reached 174 all out off 48 overs.
In reply, Chester CO's opening bowlers wasted no time dismissing Styal's top-order batsmen.
Teenage sensation Mike Barrow (1-14) demolished the stumps with a thumping delivery and wicketkeeper Colin Owen took a fine caught behind off the bowling of Declan Hickey (1-25).
But Styal were intent on winning the game until Alan Roberts (3-25) and son Gareth (2-16) began to take middle-order wickets, with help from some excellent fielding. With 174 becoming a distant target, Styal batted out for a draw.
Saughall have yet to taste league action this season as Saturday's match against Capenhurst became the second successive casualty of the weather, which washed out all the third division games including Port Sunlight at Rostherne.