Premier Division: Oulton Park 114-8 Widnes 186ao
SKIPPER Nathan Dumelow saved Oulton's two-year un-beaten record.
From the moment the first ball was bowled Oulton's innings looked doomed.
Jonny Kettle got a leading edge to the ball and was caught. Then Danny Leech, Ben Spendlove and Chris Bassano followed in quick succession, followed by four lbw's - all for nought.
There were still 24 overs to be bowled when Oulton hobbled to 46-8, which was then Dumelow began to assert come control.
He went on to make 74no and when he was joined at the crease by Guy Emmett (26no) they were able to bat out proceedings with rain and bad lift sparing them the final six scheduled overs.
Emmett won the man of the match accolade for taking 5-103 in 28.4 overs, Spendlove returned 4-24.
Division Two: Winnington Park 69ao Warrington 73-5
WINNINGTON collapsed from 51-2 to 69 all out, yet still entertained thoughts of victory.
Skipper Jeremy Casey said: 'It was a strange game on a lively wicket.
'Warrington took three sharp catches and we could not hold on to our half-chances. They won when we were favourites.'
Newcomer Mudassar Butt made 40 of Winnington's 51 runs from which point came the embarrassing flop of eight wickets disappearing for 18 runs.
But title-challenging Warrington were then in serious trouble at 27-5 with Kevin Waterhouse taking all five wickets and Winnington sensed a remarkable victory, before the visitors asserted themselves again.
Grappenhall 218-5dec Middlewich 207-9
JAMES Cornford took Middle-wich close to victory.
But, after two defeats, that they had to settle for a draw was not a huge disappointment.
It looked day for the bowlers, but Grappenhall were able to score steadily and would have reached a higher total but for Aussie Blaine Heddle (3-95) and decent stints from other bowlers.
Losing Matthew Dawson early on was a blow and David Bates was also unable to make an impact. Cornford scored a succession of boundaries on his way to a brilliant 78 and shared a good stand with Phil Parry (23). A quick-fire 27 from Richard Clorley briefly raised Middlewich hopes, but a draw was acceptable.
* Middlewich 134-7 (Neil Webb 45) were beaten at Mobberley 135-8 (Gavin Tomlinson 3-29, Stuart Price 2-21) in the Fred Graham Twenty/20 Trophy recently.
A 102-run partnership between Ben Elliott and Dominic Simpson proved the matchwinner for Middlewich 2nds. n Bollington were inserted at a damp Haddon Field and removed for 151, Alex Gill taking 4-51 in 14 overs and James Prime polishing off the tail.
Elliott was dropped in the first over and went on to make 103no. Middlewich were 27-3 when he was joined by Simpson (17) and they won on 154-4.