Denby 1sts took an important 22 points from their trip to Raynesway to take on Alvaston & Boulton.
Buoyed by the availability of Derbyshire pace bowler Mark Footitt, they made the most of winning the toss by restricting the hosts to a below par total of 167-9 from the allotted overs.
The Alvaston innings owed much to the efforts of Hassan Adnan who held the innings together as he remained unbeaten on 69 after coming in at number four.
Steve Stubbings made an attractive 30 and looked in good form before he was given out LBW to the off spin of Peter Burgoyne.
The Denby bowlers for the most part kept a lid on the hosts with Footitt being particularly impressive as he took 4-39.
He was aided by Peter Burgoyne, who was back among the wickets taking 5-46 in 15 overs.
Denby’s reply got off to a blistering start thanks to Lottie Sesele, who was promoted to opener and played with a great deal of freedom.
The only issue in the run chase was the weather, which caused a rain delay of over an hour resulting in the loss of overs.
In the end it mattered little as Sesele went onto a magnificent century finishing on 101 not out and with support from Pete Burgoyne who made 23 and Dan Burgoyne 14 not out the points were secured with seven wickets and plenty of overs in hand.
home game against the aforementioned Quarndon who will be looking for an improvement on their batting if they are going to get the required result.
The match at the Copper Yard starts at 12.30pm.