Ambergate CC 1sts came within one wicket of beating Alrewas on Saturday in Division Two of the Derbyshire County Cricket League.
Batting first after losing the toss, Ambergate made a competitive total of 205-6 off 46 overs at Daisy Lane.
The starring role with the bat was taken by Jonathan Heath with 66 not out, while there were good supporting knocks by David Whiteley with 34 and Rob Heath, who scored 37.
Ambergate then made life difficult for their hosts, and eventually reduced them to 140-9 off 46 overs but they could not dislodge a stubborn last wicket partnership.
Josh Nicholas and Phil Mason took two apiece, while Jack McIver had figures of 3-30 in 14 overs.