CASTROL lost by six wickets as they were crushed by promotion rivals Ashton-on-Mersey on Saturday.
Although the match was a keenly anticipated contest between the third and fourth place sides, Ashton were by far the superior side and claimed a comfortable victory.
Castrol captain Mark Evans was disappointed but gracious in defeat.
He said: 'Without a total on the board against opposition as good as this the bowlers have little or no chance.
'We didn't make it hard enough for them and in the end it was too easy. Having said that they are certainly the best outfit we have come up against this year and I wish them luck in their pursuit of promotion.'
Castrol chose to bat first but were immediately up against it as openers Flanagan (0) and Evans (0) fell without scoring, courtesy of some clever bowling by AT Roscow.
King's (14) efforts to get Castrol back on track were ended prematurely as he was bowled by C Roscow (1-31), before Green (12) was caught out by Boyle (1-23) to leave Castrol 40-4.
Garvey (19) was next to go, losing patience with the slow bowling of AR Roscow and lashing a high ball into the air for Tymms to catch.
Debutant Evans (2) struggled and was immediately castled by AT Roscow before Garratt (2) was holed out to deep square leg by AR Roscow (2-21).
Walters (8) and Benbow (47) took to the crease and finally gave Castrol some respite with a partnership of 51 before Benbow fell just three short of his half century to the clever bowling of AT Roscow.
A fifth wicket for AT Roscow soon left Castrol on 119-9, as Buckley fell for a golden duck, before Walters was cleanly bowled by AT Roscow (6-33) again to leave Castrol on a disappointing 121.
The Ashton batsman began slowly as they initially made hard work of their pursuit of such a low a score.
Tymms (8) was first to fall, caught by King off Walters before Miners (0) was bowled by Flanagan (1-20).
The arrival of A Roscow (64) and Eastham (33) soon put paid to any lingering Castrol hopes as they hit 87 as a partnership.
Buckley (1-20) finally took the wicket of Eastham, who was caught by Flanagan, but the match was already beyond Castrol.
Roscow's innings was ended by some superb spin bowling from Wallace (2-37) before deMoseley (10no) saw it through to the end with Ashton completing a much-deserved victory.
Castrol took three points, Ashton 22. nCastrol's next game is at home to Alderley Park on Saturday.