GREENMOUNT’S Tom Heaton kept his cool to ensure his side remain unbeaten in Division One.

After putting on 206-8 the leaders were trying to restrict Woodhouses to three in the last over, bowled by pro Kaustub Pawar, and the scores were level with a ball to go.

With the Greenmount fielders close in, the final ball was hit straight at Heaton and he ran out Hashan Gunathilaka for 59 to close the hosts’ innings on 206-5.

Greenmount can make a statement of their title intentions on Saturday when they travel to second-placed Flowery Field.

Unsworth dropped a place in the table after their defeat at Edgworth.

The home team’s Clyde Fortuin did most of the damage with the bat, hitting 118 at almost a run a ball. He was well supported by Liam Watkinson, who scored 62.

And some big hitting in the final 10 overs allowed Edgworth to post 252-5 from their 50 overs.

Unsworth’s reply started well enough with Shaun Kenworthy scoring 35 and fellow opening batsman Todd Casey 39.

Stand-in professional Simon Kerrigan was the only other batter to make double figures, however, and an alarming batting collapse saw them dismissed for 125 inside 37 overs.

In Division Two, Brooksbottom fell short of the target they were set by hosts Thornham.

Scott Howarth was the star when the hosts batted first, hitting 80 not out in their 216-7, with a handy 52 from opening batsman Andrew Micklethwaite.

David Brown was Brooksbottom’s leading wicket-taker, finishing with four wickets for 31 runs.

They could hardly have had a worse start to their reply, with Oliver Argyle bowled without scoring from the second ball. There was resistance from Curwin McCarthy (42) and Richard Emill, who scored 42 coming in at nine, but they were dismissed in the 43rd over for 152, Ryan Fletcher and Chris Heywood each taking three wickets for table-topping Thornham.

Edenfield were defeated at home to Westfield after failing to set a big enough target.

Opener Paul Gallagher’s 61 was the top score as Edenfield were bowled out for 148.

And that proved undefendable as Westfield reached the total for the loss of six wickets inside 33 overs.

Elton enjoyed an 82-run win at home to Wythenshawe.

Batting first, they made 192-9 in their 50 overs with wicketkeeper Dan Lomax’s 31 the top score.

Tom Booth, who made 28, then got among the wickets in Wythenshawe’s reply, with 3-41, while Steven Filkins finished with four wickets for just eight runs in his four overs, as Wythenshawe were bowled out for just 110.