CHAMPIONS Castle Private A dropped only three chalks during a convincing home win against promoted Alsager Institute on Friday.

They returned 11 winners, with Andy Hamman (21-6) the most impressive.

Meanwhile Wharton Cons A, conquerors of Middlewich CC at the Tin Mission, and Comberbach A – who beat Wharton Cons B – both preserved their unbeaten records.

Rudheath B, beaten at table-toppers Frodsham Red Lion, are the only top-flight side still searching for a first league victory.

In Section One, pace-setting Crosstown A inflicted a first defeat on Meadowbank A with seven winners at the Winsford club.

Spinner A were victors on the road too, at Frodsham Red Lion C, where Mark Myles (21-6) was their best performer.

Paul Lightfoot (21-7) was the pick of Owley Wood A’s players in their success against Frodsham Red Lion B.

Castle Private C remain out in front in Section Two after squeezing past Kelsall A by a narrow five-chalk margin.

After five successive wins, their lead over closest-rivals Hazel Pear A – who brushed aside Winnington A – is worth 109 points.

Cuddington A edged hosts Lostock Graylams by seven chalks in Section Three, with Len Rankin (21-6) the pick of their six winners.

Barnton Cricket Club B won on their travels as well, beating Comberbach C by eight marks on aggregate.

Knutsford outfit Crosstown B top the table after a comfortable home success against Davenham C.

Hope Pole B show no sign of slowing down in Section Four after recording a third straight win, this time at Rudheath D’s expense.

Owley Wood B had to settle for a tie with hosts Winnington B despite prevailing in eight of the dozen blocks.

Moulton RBL B pipped guests Crowton by two chalks, boosted by Steve Hill’s 21-3 success.

There was a close encounter in Section Five too, where Cuddington B sneaked past Owley Wood C by three marks.

Janet McKenzie won to single figures.

There were comfortable home wins this week too for Barnton Cricket Club C, Davenham D and Lions of Over Park.