Chester Boughton Hall wasted no time in producing a six-wicket win over Didsbury.

Will Owen’s side started at 11am in order to try and finish before England’s World Cup quarter-final began and their bowlers did their job in dismissing Didsbury for just 130 in 38.2 overs.

Jack Williams was the pick of the attack with 4-20, while Warren Goodwin claimed 2-29 and Owen took 1-19, with three runouts. Nick Anderson dug in for 62 but he was lacking willing partners.

Despite losing Rick Moore and Jamie Crawley in the first over, Warren Goodwin struck a quickfire 58 not out off just 48 balls, while Alex Money (32) and Owen (22) also chipped in as Hall powered their way to 131 for four in the 21st over.

Neston claimed a six-wicket success over Cheadle, Ash Davis taking 3-26 to restrict Cheadle to 209 for seven. Will Evans made 78 in reply and Luke Camden added an unbeaten 60 in Neston’s 211 for four.

Timperley (294-2dec) thrashed Oulton Park (127ao), while Toft (157-5) were easy winners over Marple (155ao).

Alderley Edge (245-9) beat Nantwich (242-9) in a thriller by one-wicket while Grappenhall’s 254 for six didn’t prove enough as Bramhall responded with 255 for five.

In Division One, Upton were left frustrated by Widnes as they were forced to settle for a draw batting first.

Upton posted 176 all out, thanks to Chris McArthur’s 63 with Matt Owen (25) and Matt Ingram (22) making handy runs.

McArthur collected 3-16 but Widnes dug in on 125 for eight off their 50 overs, with Mike Byrne providing stubborn resistance with 40 off 84 balls.

Barrow’s slim chances of avoiding relegation suffered yet another blow as they were undone by six-wickets at Bollington.

Barrow posted a respectable 182 for six as Iroshan de Silva struck 50 with Alex Reid adding 37 and Lee Dwyer posting 33.

De Silva then took 2-53 and Steve Ogilby and Gareth Hughes claimed a wicket each but couldn’t stop Bollington cruising home on 183 for four, Andrej Yaksender making 50 not out.

In Division Two, Alvanley claimed the bragging rights in their derby clash with Christleton, claiming a six-wicket win.

Josh Morgan Jones’ Christleton posted 193 for nine with the skipper making 55, Mubashir Hassan adding 32, as Chris Charles (4-61) and Lee Ainsworth (2-26) did the damage.

Mike Rowlands then made a terrific 75 off 108 balls and Andy Bennion contributed 42, Jonathan Whitley adding 25 as Alvanley cruised home on 197 for four. Joshua Joseph took 2-29 off 15 overs.

Tattenhall needed a victory and how they delivered, hammering Weaverham by 171 runs.

Aamir Afzal crashed a superb 100 off just 92 balls as Hall posted a mammoth 308 for five declared, supported by Muhammed Umer (50) and Ben Pearce (53).

Weaverham were then dismissed for just 137, Alan Brock taking 3-25 and Charlie Dearling claiming 3-22.