ROCK-BOTTOM Weaverham still seek their first win of the season in Division One.
They turned in an excellent batting performance again, passing the 200-runs mark for the fourth consecutive match, but achieved only a winning draw which did not see them off the foot of the table.
Dave Holden (128) scored his second century in a week and he received able support from Jamie Allen (31) and Aussie Lucas Fraser (34).
It was always going to be difficult to bowl out Wilmslow on another peach of a wicket, but Weaverham came close thanks to Alan Bell (3-30 off 11 overs) and Rob McMillan (3-34 off 14), while Steve Pinnington (2-27) also bowled well.
Weaverham 2nds made league leaders Barrow fight all the way for victory. On an unpredictable wicket, they managed only 105-5 (Emlyn Roberts 28, Kenny Roberts 21) and dropped catches prevented an unlikely Weaverham win, Barrow scoring 106-6 (Kenny Roberts 2-28).
Oakmere 182-5 Hale Barns 186-6 dec
OAKMERE fell just five runs short of victory as overs ran out and they had to settle for a losing draw.
After winning the toss, skipper Paul Yearsley hoped to make use of the dry, dusty track, asking his opponents to bat first. As the top order was removed the plan seemed to be working and but for Kahn (106) the Hale score would have been lower.
Paul Guilford (64) delivered some huge blows into neighbouring fields and, with Chris Leech (35no), produced a tremendous comeback after a wayward start to the innings. Leech signed off with a six, but Oakmere were still short.
On Sunday, in the Cheshire & Clwyd regional final of the National Village Knockout, Oakmere lost to Cheshire & Derbyshire League leaders Compstell, who scored 183-7 (Craig Phelan 3-29).
Oakmere made 41 in just four overs but could not maintain the momentum. Peter Hutchinson (38) top-scored but the innings faded away to 148-9.
Another batting collapse saw Oakmere 2nds crash to defeat against bottom-of-the-table rivals Alderley Park.
Jameel Kara (3-32) and Eddie Gibson (4-51) kept the target reasonable at 156-8 and at 77-2 (Saeed Kara 50), Oakmere were well placed.
Then five wickets fell for five runs in five overs. Craig Pinnington (26) and Mike Cushion (18) did their best, but Oakmere were all out for 132.
Marple 167-7 Davenham 166ao
DAVENHAM lost to lowly Marple and now appear trapped in mid-table.
But Davenham 2nds joined in the nearby carnival atmosphere of village fete day with a stunning performance against Marple 2nds.
Captain Mike Burgess (3-24) led the way and Adam Day (2-15) and Ian Cwiklinski (2-21) prevented a recovery. Marple were all out for 133 and Davenham strode to 116-1 with Tom Screen (59no in 48 balls) and Jay Loveridge (32no) in step.