The 1sts are now 12 points ahead with just 5 games remaining.
The 2nds lead the table by 37 points but with two games to play against second placed Gedling Colliery the champions tag isn't theirs yet, although promotion is almost a mathematical certainty.
The 3rd XI had a welcome win at Oxton by 8 wickets. Oxton after being reduced to 33 for 6 struggled to 114 with 3 wickets apiece for George Barker (3-33) and Callum Turney (3-21) who were both on hat-tricks. Josh Knight 51* and Matt Shaw 37 saw their team home for a 20 point win. Scorecard
The 3rds remain in 8th place in the table, well clear on points of the relegation places below, but still only 33 points behind the second placed club.
The 4th XI made it a full house with a win over second placed Poplars at Long Lane. Poplars were restricted to 152 for 8 with Alistair Lee claiming 4 for 41. Ever reliable Carl Knight (69*) and Andy Waddle (42) saw their side home by 6 wickets with 5 overs to spare. Scorecard
The 4ths remain in 4th place in a very close battle where 4 team are separated by just 11 points for the second promotion spot.