By CBHCC Web Manager
Toft 154-9, CBH 155-4. Chester won by 6 wickets
The moment the title was won here
Chester were confirmed ECB Cheshire Premier League champions after a day of high drama at Toft.
Leading the table by 12 points with Nantwich breathing down their neck, Chester dodged poor weather to complete an 80 overs game while the rain settled affairs elsewhere.
Great credit to Toby Drummond's Toft and the ground staff who made every effort to manage difficult circumstances with rain showers competing with brilliant sunshine.
Batting first, Toft mustered 154 on a tricky pitch with Will Owen's fine form continuing as he took 3-39. Two wickets too for Jack Williams and Harry Killoran with James Scott attacking well to top score with 35, Sam Hatcher making 23 and Henry Hughes 22.
With the match further reduced following rain just after tea, Chester were left with 36 overs to score the runs, with one eye on the weather.
Rick Moore (39) and Warren Goodwin (28) took the score past 50 and Alex Money struck 35 to put the visitors in the driving seat. Some lusty blows from Lee Dixon (15*) and Ollie Law (16) then saw Chester home.
With the news that Nantwich's game at Grappenhall had been abandoned during the second innings, Ross Dixon's side had secured the league title for the second time and the celebrations could begin.
One game to go, as Chester entertain Hyde at Filkins Lane next Saturday.