WISTASTON have shot to second in Division One after turning in another accomplished performance, which sent visitors Ellesmere Port home empty-handed on Saturday.
The in-form side now lie just three points behind leaders Northwich after dominating their visitors from start to finish at the Brittles.
Port were put into bat and posted a meagre 109-9 from 48 overs, with top scorer N Brimble out for 39. Their struggle was largely due to tremendous bowling from Keith Thornhill, who returned 3-11 from eight overs. He was ably supported by James Hogben (2-19), James Siddorns (2-20) and Chris Townsend
In reply, Wistaston lost their first wicket with just three on the board, but Thornhill (33) and Steve Collins (26) steadied the innings, supported by Steve Barnes (18). The hosts cruised to 113-6 and another 20-point haul.
Wistaston seconds drew at Chelford in a match ruined by rain. Chelford batted first and posted 152-6 (Mark Robinson 2-14). In reply, Wistaston managed 103-5, with R Fitzmaurice (27), Josh All-wood (21) and skipper Adrian Robinson (21no) among the runs. On Sunday, the seconds beat Ker-ridge in their cup match.
Also in Division One, Bunbury beat Chelford by two wickets. Chelford made 199-9 with P Weston (41), B Hough (36) and S Oliver (34) doing most damage. Bunbury got home with 200-8, with N Swinbank topscoring on 52.
Aston were overcome by six wickets at Barclays Radbroke Hall. Their total of 130-5 (A Leese 51) did not trouble the hosts, who made 131 for the loss of just four wickets.
Sandbach could manage only a draw when they entertained Chester County Officers. The home side made first use with 157-9 (A Williams 53). In reply, Chester ended with 106-7 (Mark Shallcross 4-24).