MOORFIELD produced one of the biggest victories in their 49-year history to heap misery on promotion hopefuls Norley Hall.
At start of play Norley were lying second in Division One and looking a certain bet to gain promotion to the Liverpool Competition.
But in a visiting innings of fluctuating fortunes, Rob Magee snatched the last two wickets to leave the hosts victorious by ten runs.
Moorfield had been asked to bat on a seaming pitch. Openers Rob Magee and Rob Yearsley got Moorfield off to a fantastic start, considering the Norley bowlers were getting the ball in good areas.
Yearsley was first to fall for a well-made 40 and Mark Brick, batting three, soon followed.
Rob Magee was out for 49 with this latest dismissal raising the possibility of him not making a first-team half-century this season.
Dean came and went as did Kev Hey-wood until the returning Neil Maher struck a big-hitting 32 and Dan Jones chipped in with valuable runs as Moor-field were dismissed for 174. They knew early wickets would be essential against possibly the strongest batting line-up in the league.
Matty Carder duly obliged, removing opener Kay and professional Faisal Butt in consecutive balls in his second over.
Dean then chipped in with the wicket of Rashid Riaz but had to go off with a knee injury sustained in sending down the very same delivery.
Norley at this stage were 8-3 but a good partnership from Hargreaves and Bilal gave them hope before the latter was adjudged lbw to Carder.
Moorfield then turned to the spin of Magee and Kev Heywood, who immediately got one wicket apiece.
All results were possible but Moorfield were handed a lifeline with skipper Hughes being run out by Mike Harrison. Magee and the returning Dean were left with the responsibility of taking the last three wickets with 30 runs required.
Dean clean bowled Coleman but an expensive over was to follow and Norley looked favourites.
That was until Magee claimed the last two victims for one run with Dean taking a diving catch to seal victory by ten runs.
Moorfield 2nd's hopes of being the first side to defeat their Norley Hall counterparts evaporated but they took the consolation of a draw at Wigan.
Norley batted first with U18s player Liam Drane getting them off to a fantastic start by taking three early wickets.
But ECB regulations mean he can only bowl six overs in one spell due to his age and when this came into play, the pressure was released.
Terry Buck bowled well and picked up two wickets with Bamber, Brick and Dempsey claiming one apiece.
Drane bowled with pace and accuracy to finish with wonderful figures of 4-12 as Norley were restricted to 189.
But Moorfield's reply didn't get going, losing Dean and Abbott early in the piece.
Andy Paton (26) and Alan Aspey (33) were the top scorers as Moorfield reached 112-6 with Drane unbeaten on 21.
This Saturday, Moorfield travel to Sutton (St Helens) with the seconds hosting the same opposition.