Upper Broughton batted first in their Vale Division clash with Hickling and initially struggled against a young bowling attack.
For Hickling, the Playles kept things tight and only Dale Radford (17) scored freely until Broughton’s experienced campaigners Graham Marshall (52 not out) and Craig Shelton (30 not out) found the boundary at regular intervals.
Chasing Broughton’s total of 120-5, Hickling lost a wicket in the first over as Shelton removed the opener.
But a superb knock from the evergreen Ian Fisher (56 not out) and M. Robinson (46) took Hickling to the brink of victory.
Shane Moore took his maiden wicket, but could not stop Hickling passing the winning line with eight wickets to spare.
Upper Broughton: 120-5.
Match sponsor: Duncan and Toplis.