MIDDLEWICH Legion B, bottom of the Mid Cheshire League’s Premier Division, stunned pacesetters Owley Wood A in the latest round of matches.

Their 4-3 success gave Pockets C and champions Legion D an opportunity to close the gap to first place, which they did with defeats of Middlewich Legion A and Winsford Cons A respectively.

Elsewhere Simon Knowles’ run of 74 was a highlight of Riley’s success against Castle Private A.

In Division One, a resurgent Winnington C recorded a sixth straight win, this time at leaders Castle Private B’s expense.

Second-placed Wharton Cons D won at Owley Wood B, while Pockets A slipped into the drop zone after succumbing to Winsford Cons B.

Winnington A savoured a return to winning ways in Division Two following an emphatic victory against Wharton Cons B.

Closest rivals Cosey Club lost at Victoria B, leaving them nine points adrift.

Promotion hopefuls Wharton Cons A thumped Owley Wood C in Division Three, while Meadowbank B beat back-markers Victoria C.