Chester Boughton Hall suffered successive Premier League defeats as they were beaten by four wickets against Nantwich.

Will Owen won the toss and elected to bat at Filkins Lane and his side posted 196 for nine from their 55 overs. Alex Money’s patient 51 off 100 balls gave Hall a decent base but plenty of his team-mates struggled to go on, prior to Owen’s knock of 53 off just 66 deliveries.

Shaneil Patel was in the wickets taking 4-57 while Oliver Griffiths claimed 2-45.

Nantwich were never in too much danger in their run chase, reaching 199 for six with some 11 overs to spare, mainly down to a fine knock of 83 off 66 balls from Irish international Niall O’Brien, Ray Doyle adding 34 not out. Harry Killoran (2-37), Robin Fisher (2-47) and Jack Williams (2-55) took the wickets.

Will Evans’ knock of 41 was in vain as Neston (143ao) suffered a narrow 12 run defeat at Timperley, who earlier posted 155 all out despite a superb effort from Ashley Davis who took 7-61.

Oulton Park posted 223 for seven in their thrashing of Marple (152ao) while Bramhall beat Didsbury by eight wickets.

Grappenhall beat Cheadle by two wickets while there was a thrilling tie between Alderley Edge and Toft, both teams scoring 249 with Toft dismissed with the scores tied on the penultimate ball of the match.

Former Boughton Hall captain Ross Dixon starred for Upton in their one-wicket win over Davenham in Division One.

Dixon took 4-47 to limit the visitors to 149 for nine, Adam Garrod making 51 not out.

Dixon hit 56 off 67 balls but Upton slipped to 108 for seven and looked likely to lose before David Williams made a crucial 24 not out to guide them home on 153 for nine.

Barrow suffered a nine-wicket hammering at the hands of Hyde. The Chester outfit were dismissed for just 59 inside 17 overs as Jason Whittaker (5-15) swept through the top order. Hyde cruised to 61 for one in reply.

Arslan Dar had a day to remember as Christleton recorded a seven-wicket win over Weaverham in Division Two.

Dar took 8-26 in 14.5 superb overs to help dismiss Weaverham for 177, Ryan Simm making 40 off 34 balls.

In reply, Jack Gittins hit a fine 55 before Atif Bajwa smashed 73 not out off just 48 deliveries to guide Josh Morgan Jones’ side home on 181 for three.

Alvanley dominated their clash with Warrington but were frustrated in their pursuit of victory.

Stephen Charles’ knock of 70 helped Alvanley post 221 for eight, aided by Jonathon Whitley (53) and Simon Gee (48).

Chris Charles then claimed 3-43 and Billy Ouzoundis took 2-55 but Warrington batted out a draw on 129 for seven, Dan Rudd making 40.

Campbell Vadlja’s unbeaten 104 saw Hale Barns complete a dominant 96-run win over Tattenhall.

Hale posted 252 for six declared despite Aamir Afzal taking 4-58 off 13 overs. Hall were then all out for 156 in reply despite Muhammad Umer’s 36 and Glenn Coppack’s unbeaten 39.