Betley new-ball duo Ryan Cheetham and Adam Williams picked up five wickets apiece in their side’s emphatic NSSCL Division Seven success at Wedgwood seconds.
Wedgwood were chasing 193 to win, but never got the chance to lay any sort of foundations for a push for victory.
That was down to the exploits of Cheetham and Williams, who claimed 5-18 and 5-20 respectively to leave the home side all out for just 48.
Mark Jones offered some resistance with 21, but it proved to be a temporary reprieve for Wedgwood.
Jones had earlier taken a couple of wickets in Betley’s 192-5.
Luke Taylor top-scored with 42, with Jonathan Phipps chipping in with 38.
Sandbach seconds won by 44 runs at home against Audley thirds.
Tilly Kesteven’s unbeaten 46 was backed up by Gennaro Reddy’s 38 as Sandbach amassed 144-9 from their 40 overs.
Tom Eggerton (4-20) and William Shenton (3-22) starred with the ball for Audley.
The visitors saw Billy Jones (36) and Thomas Mason (21) make decent headway after tea, but Audley’s challenge came to a close with the score on 100.
Paul Jackson snared 5-24 and Nathan Lewis weighed in with 3-15 to earn Sandbach the points.
Rode Park & Lawton returned from Porthill Park fourths with the spoils.
David Blatherwick (38) and Paul Chadwick (31) provided the batting highlights in Rode Park & Lawton’s 137-7. Nathan Price and Joseph Price took two wickets apiece.
Porthill Park’s reply saw Andrew Nelson make 11 and Georgia Norman and Charlie Tatton add 10 each. But Dan Forster’s 3-15, allied to double strikes from Oliver Clarke, Phil Cheadle and Michael Hulme, left them all out for 57.
Onneley seconds ran out five-wicket winners at home against Checkley thirds.
Lorcan Potts (39) and Simon Robinson (27) helped Checkley to reach 134 all out. Steve Cooke grabbed 3-20.
Onneley then had Mohammed Razaq (40), Sohail Hussain (39) and Adam Hussain (26) to thank for steering them across the line, despite Jack Farrington helping himself to 3-14.
Kidsgrove had a relatively comfortable time in winning at Audlem.
Set 148 to win, they lost just three wickets in overhauling their target as Chris Highfield made 58, featuring nine fours and two sixes, and Adam Shaw added 48 not out.
Connor Devine was there at the end, unbeaten on 21, after earlier taking 3-22 in Audlem’s 147 all out.
Colin Wilkinson finished with the same figures, while Dave Parkinson (57) took the batting plaudits for Audlem.