There were runs galore at Filkins Lane where Chester Boughton Hall out-batted improving Neston in the Premier Division of the County League.
The hosts declared on Saturday after 49 overs on 283-4, in-form Ollie Law (100no) and Ross Dixon (78) adding 156 in an unbroken fifth-wicket stand after Rick Moore’s earlier 64.
Neston fought doggedly with Brad Donelan’s 44 aided by a rearguard action which featured an unbeaten 37 from number 11 Paul Stimson before closing on 226.
The match-winners were Parkgate old boy Ash Davis (5-89) and teenage off-spinner Harry Killoran (5-66).
In Division One, Oulton Park seem certain to be among the front-runners after the way they polished off Tattenhall. Iro De Silva claimed 6-33 to rout Tatters for 132 and Park were home in 22 overs at 133-2 (Pat Roberts 67no).
Christleton pulled off a fine seven-wicket win at Timperley. The Chester club’s Kiwi, Mitch Renwick, hammered an unbeaten 136 and Talha Tufail 58 – the pair putting on 138 for the second wicket – in a reply of 245-3 to Timperley’s 244 (Asif Iqbal 50).
In Division Two, Alvanley took the draw points in a 13–7 split at Widnes, led by Mike Rowlands (64) and Stephen Charles (4-39).