ELLESMERE Port were forced to settle for a home draw with Wistaston Town on Saturday.
The result keeps Port in sixth place and left captain Phil Ashton pleased with his side's display.
He said: 'I'm quite happy with the way we performed, it was a decent batting performance on a good wicket for the batsmen.
'Overall, a draw was a fair result, although we finished in darkness which was a bit of a farce.'
Wistaston were first to bat and got off to a dreadful start when Jobbins was bowled by Isaacs for a duck.
Owen (17) was next to fall when he was caught by Roberts off Isaacs (2-46) before Collins (29) was caught lbw off Batteridge.
S Barnes (31) steadied the ship alongside his namesake G Barnes for the visitors, but the former was finally caught by Isaacs off a fine piece of bowling by Roberts (1-24).
G Barnes (12) was then caught by Green off Gatteridge (2-50) before C Townsend's (34) quick scoring was ended when he was caught lbw by Daniels (1-54).
Port's bowlers were continually frustrated on a good batting wicket, but they were given hope when Gregg (20) was caught by Ashton off Sayers and Bamber (4) followed soon after when he was also the victim of some superb
bowling by Sayers (2-35).
N Townsend (20) was run out moments later but Hogben (36 not out) put on a fine stand to remain un-beaten before Wistaston declared on 224-9.
In reply, Port lost Brimble (2) early when he was caught by S Barnes off C Townsend.
Captain Ashton (21) was next out, caught lbw by the in-form C Townsend, before Cheeseborough (14) was caught by Owen off Hogben to leave Port 37-3.
Roberts and Green's partnership gave Port some hope, scoring rapidly with some fine shots, before Roberts (36) was bowled by Trahair (1-44). Green (48) was next out, falling just two short of his half century when Jobbins made a fine catch off Collins (1-30). Townsend took his hat-trick wicket when he bowled out Boys (25), before Hogben (2-56) claimed the scalp of Isaacs (28) who was caught by Jobbins.
At the tail-end Rawson (6) and Gatteridge (0) had no answer to Townsend (5-64), before Sayers (16no) saw Port through to the close of play on 199-9, to claim a draw.
Port took 9 points, Wistaston 15. nOn Saturday, Ellesmere Port are away to Bunbury.