MOORFIELD returned to top form with a good maximum-points home win against Mawdesley in the Bromborough Paints Merseyside and Southport Alliance Division Two.
The down side was the top two also won which means Moorfield stay third.
After being put in, skipper Danny Naughton decided to open the batting himself with regular opener Rob Morris.
This turned out to be an excellent decision. Naughton smashed a maiden first-team century before finally being caught on 107.
He was well supported by Morris, who was unlucky to be trapped lbw on 47.
The rest chipped in for a 193-6 total off just 39 overs, giving Mawdesley a possible 52 overs to make the runs.
After tea, Mawdesley's openers both got going but when wickets began to fall, the visitors struggled to keep up with the rate.
Neil Maher's bowling was particularly impressive and he finished with 5-49.
Naughton initially bowled seam but once he reverted to his usual leg spin, belatedly some felt, he cleaned up the Mawdesley tail, leaving them stranded on 149ao.
Match ball sponsors as Moorfield took 24 points to their opponents' four were Halton Scaffolding.
The 2nds' game at Wavertree CC was as difficult as expected.
Batting first on a small ground, opener Peter Sharp (33) was the only Moorfield batsman to impress before senior player Mally Buck held the tail up with a decent 19no.
Moorfield closed on 109ao after 43 overs. Wavertree number three Carl Oughterson (34) made light work of the Moorfield attack and Wavertree soon passed the winning post on 110-5.
Moorfield spinner Dave Sefton returned 2-33 off 10 overs, as Wavertree took 24 points and Moorfield four.
This Saturday, the firsts, sponsored by Motor Nation, have a crucial clash with White-field at Moorfield Road.