CHESTER Boughton Hall moved into a 15 points lead in the Cheshire County Cricket League’s Premier Division when they beat Wirral rivals Neston by seven wickets.

Oulton Park were unable to chase down Oxton's 170 at home, being all out for 102.

Nantwich dismissed Alderley Edge for 46 after themselves being dismissed at home for 98.

Bowdon top Division One after running up 257-7 to win at Sale by 70 runs, while Davenham were routed for the lowest score so far – 33 at home to Brooklands, losing by eight wickets.

Joint top of Division Two are Alvanley and Hale Barns both with three wins.

Alvanley won by two wickets at Lindow while Hale Barns succeeded by nine wickets at Mobberley, whom they dismissed for 36.


Premier Division: Alderley Edge 46 Nantwich 98; Chester 202-3 Neston 200; Oulton Park 102 Oxton 170; Timperley 147 Didsbury 204; Toft 112 Hyde 116-6; Widnes 134 Cheadle 209-8.

Division One: Bramhall 129 Warrington 150; Congleton 202-9 drew with Grappenhall 284-5; Davenham 33 Brooklands 82; Macclesfield 79 Bollington 83-0; Marple 186 Urmston 188-6; Sale 189 Bowdon 259-7.

Division Two: Alvanley 170-8 beat Lindow 169; Christleton 266-5 Stockport Georgians 193; Haslington 163-8 beat Ashton-on-Mersey 160-7; Mobberley 36 Hale Barns 40-1; Romiley 100-3 beat Stockport 99; Upton 156-9 lost to Barrow 157-6.

Fixtures for Saturday, noon:

Premier Division: Cheadle v Chester; Didsbury v Widnes; Hyde v Grappenhall; Nantwich v Oulton Park; Neston v Alderley Edge; Oxton v Toft.

Division One: Bollington v Marple; Bowdon v Bramhall; Brooklands v Congleton; Grappenhall v Sale; Urmston v Davenham; Warrington v Macclesfield.