Park were third, four points behind Shrigley before play, making the game a must-win for both teams. Shrigley won the toss and elected to bat in an effort to gain double batting points.
Winnington’s bowling attack was depleted - with Phill Amatiello playing in the 1st XI and no spin option available – but they had enough to bowl their opponents out for 114.
Stu Moniz took 4-20 from his 15 overs, taking him to a huge 54 wickets this season, he needs four more next week to break the league record.
Bailey Metzinger (2-31) and James Hanson (2-49) also contributed as well as Ben Birchenhall (1-7) taking a wicket on his debut. Only Matt Tarr (44) provided much resistance for Shrigley.
Stand-in captain Alec Butcher and Stu Moniz opened the batting and got off to a superb start, Park reached 77 before the first wicket fell – Moniz bowled after a knock of 41 that included seven fours.
Butcher hit 37 from 56 balls but he was out soon after as Park began to lose wickets rapidly. Matherson took four and Dawson took three late on but Winnington held on, Alan Stone hitting the winning four in a nervy finish.
Winnington are now 10 points clear in second place, they meet Winsford on Saturday knowing a win will secure promotion back to Division B.
Winnington Park (115-7)
Pott Shrigley (114 all out)
Winnington Park win by 3 wickets