JAMES McCoy countered the aggression of pace bowler Guy Emmett with a half-century as Widnes achieved a rare - and emphatic - victory at Bowdon in CD Bramall Trucks Cheshire County League's ECB Premier Division.
Emmett bowled a hostile spell, returning figures of 4-26 from 12 overs.
But McCoy (51) and skipper Ian Spencer (25no) got the visitors home by five wickets.
Bowdon had elected to bat and were soon made to regret the decision.
Spencer took three catches behind as they slumped to 18-6 against Gareth Dyson (3-20) and Steve Titchard (4-29 from 15 overs).
Opener Simon Ball (53) and Emmett (15) gave the innings some respectability but the home side were dismissed for 86 after 36 overs.
Bappa Mukherjee had taken 2-19 and Moore 1-16.
This Saturday, Widnes entertain Toft (noon start).
Widnes 2nds travel to Toft after a seven-wicket victory at Chester Boughton Hall.
Chester made 202, despite captain Danny Morris' 3-37.
Tim Wearden (86no) anchored the Widnes reply with Anthony Nickson (45no) hitting three sixes.
* There was a sting in the tail for Runcorn as opposition skipper Glen Pickersgill's late boundary hitting saw Alvanley to a derby victory in the Meller Braggins Cheshire League's Division One.
The hosts had looked set to win - or at least draw - until Pickersgill weighed in with a flurry of fours and sixes.
He snatched the spoils with three balls and two wickets to spare - finishing unbeaten on 108 as Alvanley reached their 200 target.
Put into bat, Runcorn had opened with a stand of 77.
Richard Yates scored 29 of these with Andy Booth going on to make 65.
Mike Wakefield was 20no in their 199-8 off 45 overs.
Alvanley's Phil Jones (6-103) and Peter Pearce (2-81) bowled unchanged.
The visitors then lost both openers before a run had been scored but
steady batting from Cei Sanderson (36), Jones (15) and Chris Fletcher (17) laid a platform.
Steve Foster took 2-48 and Sheakey 2-72. Pickersgill had run out two partners before sealing Alvanley's success, which gave them 24 points to Runcorn's nine.
* Moorfield maintained the third promotion spot and gained vital ground on second-placed Burscough in Division Two of the Merseyside and Southport Alliance by winning comfortably at Cheshire Lines.
Skipper Ste Dean returned from suspension to take 8-44 off 17 overs as the home side were dismissed for 112, chasing 141 for victory.
Moorfield had been put in. Dean opened the batting himself but his first three partners went quickly.
Tom Lunt joined Dean to move the score on but the skipper fell for 55 and Lunt on 42.
Howie Fox (16), assisted by the tail, moved the visitors score to 140ao.
Lines' opening bowlers,the Jackson brothers, shared eight wickets for 78 runs.
Dean and youngster Mattie Carder (2-34) destroyed the home batting with Moorfield taking 22 points.
Saturday sees Moorfield entertain Halsall at Moorfield Road.
* Kingsley chairman Adrian Burden paid tribute to the membership after the club was awarded Clubmark status by the England and Wales Cricket Board and Sport England.
Burden said all members should be proud of this award, which is only made to clubs with fair and sound coaching structures and a reputation forgoodsportsmanship onandoffthe field.
The club is, meanwhile, holding a race night on Saturday, September 9 at the Horseshoe Pub in Kingsley and a car boot sale at The Croft Cricket Ground on Sunday, September 24..
For details, call Kieron Ollier on 07813640579.
The club's presentation dinner is on October 21 at Kingsley Community Centre - two days after the AGM.
Kingsley continued their ascent of Cheshire Cricket Alliance's Division One, thanks to an all-round victory effort against fourth-placed Bunbury at home.
Alex Hatt took 3-28 while Ed Leneghan (35) held the reply together.
Kingsley 2nd (Forster 30, Kitchen 1-22) lost to their Stalybridge St Paul's counterparts in the Cheshire Alliance Cup on Sunday.