DEVASTATING bowling from James Hogben and Chris Townsend proved the difference as Wistaston Village won a lowscoring game at Styal.
The home side simply could not live with the form of Hogben (5-14) and Townsend (5-15), who bowled unchanged for 13 overs apiece and ripped into the opposition unmercifully.
Styal's top scorer was B Slean (9) in their meagre total of 31ao. Of the 10 wickets to fall, seven were bowled with two of the three catches falling to Steven Barnes.
Wistaston had no trouble in knocking off the runs to gain an impressive nine-wicket victory with 33-1, and collecting another 20 points in Division One.
Wistaston's seconds hosted Styal and posted an impressive 181-5. Top scorers were Dean Titus (50no), Steven Collins (31), John Scott (25) and Martin Cogger (21).
In reply, Styal were never really in the hunt, losing half their side for 24 and finally posting a meagre 41ao. Excellent bowling by evergreen Richard Barlow (6-15), ably backed by skipper Adrian Robinson (3-19), ensured 25 points for the hosts.
Wistaston's Sunday team completed a wonderful weekend for the club at Ormskirk Occasionals. Batting first, they posted 175-5, largely helped by Chris Jobbins (56). Ormskirk were bowled out for 65. Darren Cogger returned 4-8, backed by Neil Steadman's 2-5
Aston narrowly failed to turn their draw at Ellesmere Port into a win. They batted first and posted 183-5 wickets, with Ron Bedson unbeaten on 65, Derek Wright 40 and Andy Leese 35. In reply, Ellesmere Port scraped a result on 108-9, with Neil Goodwin returning 5-25.
Bunbury won by three wickets at Barclays Radbroke Hall. The hosts batted first and made 200-3 wickets with L Forsythe smashing his way to 112, while P Freedman was 41no. Bunbury won with 201-7, with M Ryder top-scoring on 61.
Sandbach overcame hosts Woodford by seven wickets with their best display of the season. The hosts had set a challenging target of 201-6, but Smith (76), Tomlinson (31) and Williams (72no) took them to 203-3.
In Division Three, Audlem moved into the promotion places with a 107-run win against Port Sunlight. They made a massive 269-5 declared. Skipper Steve Swallow led the way before he was run out for an excellent 98. Tom Measures then took over his lead with a quickfire 76. C Lewis (21no) and N Wildman (20no) also offered good support late in the innings.
Port Sunlight struggled on a deteriorating pitch and were reduced to 26-6, thanks mainly to a lively opening spell by John Broome (6-37). They rallied but were bowled out for 162 with just six balls to spare.
Audlem seconds enjoyed a six-wicket victory at Kerridge.