CHESTER BOUGHTON HALL overcame Alderley Edge by nine wickets to make it four Cheshire County League victories in a row.

Aiming to pick up another win to remain in title contention, Hall saw Alderley Edge elect to bat after winning the toss but it was a decision that backfired on the visitors.

Although openers Calum Rowe (24) and Alan Day (28) both made starts, the next six batsmen failed to get into double figures and Alderley were languishing on 95 for eight.

Tailenders Kieran Elliott (19), Daniel Fesmer (30) and Andrew Windle (14) rallied and managed to push Alderley's total up to 147 when their time at the crease came to an end.

Richard Moore was the pick of the Hall bowlers with 4 for 17 and he was backed up by Jack Williams (3 for 28), and William Owen (2 for 44).

Hall didn't hang around in reply and although Warren Goodwin went for 41, Moore finished unbeaten on 72 and Jamie Crawley was 22 not out as Hall won with 149 for one off just 26.1 overs.

Hall remain third in the table, 69 points behind leaders Timperley who won by 30 runs against Cheadle.

Although Timperley were dismissed for 169, Jack White took 7 for 33 in reply as Cheadle was stopped on 139.

Nantwich second maintained their title challenge with a four wickets victory against Neston who posted 206

for seven.

But it wasn't enough as Nantwich won with 212 for 6.

Grappenhall (108) lost against Oulton Park (185 for seven), Marple (98 for two) beat Bramhall (97) and Toft (180) defeated Didsbury (93).

Barrow were unable to build on their first Division One of the season but they did pick up a draw against Sale who reached 225 for nine, Tyrone Lawrence top scoring with 72 as Nick Mumford took 5 for 49.

In reply, bottom of the table Barrow reached 182 for seven when their 50 overs came to an end, Maneesh Ayomal Nissanka unbeaten on 63.

In Division Two, Alvanley's promotion challenge took a dent after losing by seven wickets against Romiley.

Michael Rowlands (38) and Lee Ainsworth (36) stood out as Alvanley were all out for 149 and Tom Rolph (87no) helped Romiley reach a winning 151 for three.

Tattenhall fared no better as they went down by 117 runs against Lindow who made 234 for six declared, Atiq Uz-Zaman 80 not out with Gary Forster claiming two victims.

Only Muhammad Umer (37), Aamir Afzal (35) and Dane Tinsley (15) reached double figures as Tattenhall were dismissed for 117 in reply.

Christleton were also on the wrong end of a defeat against Warrington despite setting 195 for eight, Alistair Marks (38), Arran Brearey (37no) and Arslan Dar (34) making starts.

Warrington just edged home on 197 for nine despite 4 for 53 from Dar.