having missed out on the final day victory that would have seen them retain their Division 1 status.
The Park batsmen did well to score 152 on a wet wicket, with contributions coming from a number
of the top order.
As Winnington reduced Chester County Officers to 107-7, the news came through that Prestbury
had collected five points from their match against Mobberley, and victory would see the Northwich
based side remain in Division 1.
Unfortunately it wasn't to be, as a 46 run partnership saw CCO to victory with less than two overs to
In reflection, Park captain Mike Johns was philosophical; "I cannot fault any of our players for effort
this season. It's been difficult with a number of key players unavailable and some of our more
established players struggling with consistency".
He added; "This is not a situation which is new to us. We were relegated from Division 1 in 2010,
and bounced back at the first attempt. Our job is to repeat that, and preparation for 2014 starts
Winnington Park 1st XI - 152ao (42.5 overs)
Chester County Officers 1st XI - 153-7 (45.1 overs)
Chester County Officers 1st XI win by three wickets