West Hallam made the journey to The Park at the weekend knowing a win would see them leap frog opponents Riddings in the table, and a well rounded team performance saw them record their third maximum-point win of the season.
West Hallam posted a total of 201 with Martin Bostock scoring 51, Kristian Tingle 30 not out and valuable contributions from David Ince (20 not out) and Jack Porter (24).
After the break Riddings made a good start reaching the 100 mark for the loss of only two wickets.
Visiting skipper Tom Lockhart had to change the game and he turned to Lee Barrow who proved to be the right choice, as he immediately made inroads to the Riddings middle order with a magnificent hat-trick to leave the home side on the back foot.
Lockhart then came in to join Barrow and the pair proceeded to mop up the rest of the Riddings batting and the innings collapsed to 127 all out.
Barrow finished with figures of 5-22 off his five overs and Lockhart returned 3-15 from his five.
After recording their first win of the season the previous week, West Hallam welcomed promotion-chasing Sawley to Cock Orchard and battled hard throughout to gain an honourable losing draw.
After winning the toss West Hallam elected to bowl first, and the bowlers all did their job as Sawley were restricted to 157 from their allotted overs.
The pick of the bowlers were Anthony Henshaw who returned figures of 3-24 off 12 overs and James North with 3-57 off 14.
After the break West Hallam made a steady start in putting on 42 for the first wicket, however Sawley bowled well and the players getting starts failed to capitalise.
The innings closed with the score on 144 for 8, Rob Lathbury finishing unbeaten on 33 and securing a hard fought draw for the home side.
Travelling to bottom club Matlock, Roy Ling’s men will have been hoping for a positive result however some indifferent batting meant that they were made to settle for a losing draw.
Winning the toss, Ling inserted Matlock and they were bowled out for 187, Luke Thompson the pick of the bowlers with 3-49.
West Hallam lost three early wickets and despite the middle order getting starts, Thompson (19) Harry Page (20) and Ryan Tingle (14), no one managed to kick on to a big score.
Rob Palfreyman then went on to finish the innings unbeaten on 41, guiding the team to 132 for 7.