Chelford welcomed Alderley Park to Peover Lane and having secured promotion; were looking to 6 wins from 6 to take another step towards the title. Chelfords skipper H.Vora won the toss and elected to bat first. C.Fenn 0 went in the first over and with the ball doing allsorts no.3 N.Srivastava went on the attack hitting a brisk 31 before being ct behind from a fine leg glance.
H.Vora entered the fray with the score 44-2 and; alongside opener M.Dickenson, steadied the innings until a huge thunderstorm brought play to a halt in the 15th over with the score 60-2. With the rain coming down an early tea was taken ensuring that only 10 overs were lost. Upon resumption, Chelfords batsmen took the fight to the Alderley Park attack taking the score to 140-3 in the 24th over with M.Dickenson dismissed for an excellent 51. I.Patel joined H.Vora and the pair added 41 in just 30 minutes I. Patel out for a quick 22. H.Vora was next to depart having scored a superb 77 from 76 balls allowing Chelford to declare on 198-5 from just 33 overs. N.Jones 2-44 from 8 overs and B.Adams 2-54 from 9 overs the pick of the Alderley Park bowlers.
In reply Chelfords opening attack of M.Shallcross and Z.Khan looked menacing from the very first ball and it wasn’t long before M.Shallcross made the breakthrough with only 4 runs on the board. Z.Khan took his first next over 6-2 and although M.Shallcross bowled well it was Z.Khan who bowled superbly destroying the Alderley Park batting line-up. M.Dickenson pulled off a fantastic stumping and I.Patel a stunning catch at silly mid-off the Alderley park batting in tatters at 20-7. S.Jayaraman hit an entertaining 21 the only batsman to make double figures before becoming Z.Khans 7th victim the score 44-8. Z.Khan was relentless and soon cleared up the remaining stragglers Alderley Park 46 allout Chelford win by 152 runs and take 25 points.
M.Shallcross finished with 1-18 from 12 overs and N.Srivastava 0-2 from 4 overs but the day belonged to Z.Khan with a new club record 9-23 from 15.3 overs. Chelford now lead 2nd place Langley by 65 points with 3 games left and it is Langley who come to Chelford next week for what could be the title decider.